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Elena Nazarbaeva

  • Elena Nazarbaeva has been at HSE University since 2009.


  • 2012

    HSE University

  • 2012

    HSE University

  • 2010

    HSE University

Professional Interests

  • Economic Sociology
  • Social Meanings of Money
  • Processes of Commodification

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2012-2013)

Courses (2021/2022)

Sociology (Bachelor’s programme; Graduate School of Business; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus


Research projects

  • The Development of Russian Retail: the Relations of Key Market Actors (SU-HSE, 2010 ) – project participant
  • Substantial Interconnection between Program of “Economic Sociology” Course and Core Courses at Economic and Philosophical Faculties in SU-HSE (SU-HSE, 2010-2011, grant of the sociological faculty) – project participant
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Russia (SU-HSE, 2006 - ) – project participant since 2008г.
  • Specialization at Sociological Faculty of SU-HSE. Criteria for Choice (SU-HSE, 2008-2009, grant of the sociological faculty) – project leader ?
  • Socio-cultural Factors of Economic Development (World Bank, NES, SU-HSE, 2008) - project participant
  • Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study: PIRLS (SU-HSE, 2008)  - project participant

Employment history

2016-2017 - MegaFon Retail, hr-analyst

2012-2016 - GfK Rus, project manager

2017 - present - HSE, analyst

Capabilities as an Indicator of Poverty

Using a multidimensional approach, sociologists from HSE University have identified some vulnerable categories of the population that have rarely been the focus of research on poverty. According to their calculations, pensioners and people with disabilities also fall into the ‘poor’ category. The study was published in the Russian Journal of Economics.

Middle-Class Russians Reduce Spending When It Comes to Themselves but Not Their Children

Middle-class Russians are more likely to reduce spending on the development of their own human capital and prioritize investing in their children instead, particularly when it comes to their children’s education. This is evidenced by a study conducted by the Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards of HSE University.

The World Bank book "Exploring Universal Basic Income. A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices"

On February 26, 2020, the Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics presented the World Bank book Exploring Universal Basic Income. A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices. The book’s presentation was assured by Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for China, Mongolia and Korea and one of the book’s authors.

Russia’s Middle Class

Who are its members and how do they spend their money?