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Sergey Smirnov

  • Sergey Smirnov has been at HSE University since 1995.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2000
    Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 2000
    Acting Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 2000

    Doctor of Sciences* in Regional Economy

  • 1978

    Degree in Geography
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1978

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Журнал исследований социальной политики.

  • 1998: Member of the Editorial Board, Мир России.



Chapter Danilin V., Isaev N. I., Kapustin A. K., Mezentseva E. B., Smirnov S. Measuring Social Exclusion Risk at Regional Level: Approaches and Outcomes, in: XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества: в 4 кн. / Отв. ред.: Е. Г. Ясин. Кн. 4. М. : Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2016. P. 197-209.


Preprint Smirnov S., Isaev N. I., Kapustin A. K., Mezentseva E. B. Working Paper WP2/2015/02 Series WP2 «Quantitative Analysis of Russian Economy» Моscow 2015 / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series WP2 "Количественный анализ в экономике". 2015.


Book Simachev Y. V., Yakovlev A. A., Kuznetsov B., Gorst M. Y., Daniltsev A. V., Smirnov S., Kuzyk M. An Assessment of Policy Measures to Support Russia's Real Economy Vol. 102. Bremen : Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Uni Bremen, 2009.

Личностные характеристики, жизненные принципы и предварительные итоги

Амбициозный эгоцентрик
Романтичный циник
Циничный романтик

1. Я ни от кого не завишу.
2. Я всегда прав.
3. У меня все впереди.

В общем-то я уже плюнул в историю.

Inequality and Social Cholesterol: How to Find Balance in Society

What are the outcomes of growing inequality? How much inequality is there in Russian healthcare and education? What does Russian society think about inequality? (Spoiler: that it’s excessively high and unfair.) These questions and many others were discussed by Russian and French researchers at the conference ‘Socio-economic Inequality and Poverty in the Modern World: Measures, Dynamics, and Prospects in an Age of Uncertainty’.

Guaranteed Income: Dependence or a Chance to Escape Poverty?

Many national governments have responded to the sharp rise in poverty during the pandemic with new social support programmes, including direct cash payments. During a joint seminar between the HSE Institute for Social Policy and the World Bank held as part of work conducted by the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre,experts discussed approaches that have been implemented abroad and the prospects of a minimum guaranteed income in Russia.

HSE Staff Members Receive University Medals and Notes of Acknowledgement

On October 22, some university staff members were awarded HSE medals and notes of acknowledgement from the Rector.

On June 28, 2018, the Institute for Social Policy held a scientific seminar on the topic “Study of structural imbalances of regional labor markets.”

The seminar heard a presentation by Sergey Smirnov, PhD, director of the Center for analysis of social programs and risks, and by Alexey Kapustin, PhD, chief analyst of this Center.

On June 21, 2018, Serguey Smirnov presented his book “Soviet era in the correspondence of historians” in the Moscow Sakharov center

“I have got great pleasure from writing this book, the author says. The most difficult thing was to understand the handwriting of other people. Readers will not have such problems.

Retirement age: from a stringent scenario to a moderate one

On June 10, 2018, the newspaper Vechernaya Moskva published on its website a column by Sergey Smirnov.