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Victor Rudakov

  • Victor Rudakov has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2016

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2012

    Master's in Applied Economics
    HSE University, Economics

  • 2010

    Omsk State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Training, internships

Ghent University. External Doctoral Candidate (2021- current)

Center for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES),  University of Porto. Postdoctoral fellow  (2018-2020) 

AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Causal Inference (Washington DC, US). Course: Panel  Data Analysis in Educational Studies (2014)

Barcelona GSE  Summer School on Labour Economics. Course: Labour market outcomes (2011)

Editorial board membership

2020: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Higher Education in Russia and Beyond.

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2016-2017)


Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Timetable for today

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University Quality, Academic Performance, and Work Experience Are Important Signals in the Labour Market

People with higher education enjoy higher salaries and are at considerably less risk of unemployment. The World Bank estimates that an extra year of university studies in Russia yields an 8% return on investment. The quality of a university, the specific field of study, and students’ individual strategies are all key factors in ensuring success in the labour market. These topics were discussed by Viktor Rudakov, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Head of the International Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, HSE University, in an open lecture on ‘How and Where to Study to Become Successful in the Labour Market’.

Russian University Graduate Employment Statistics Look Good, But a Closer Look Reveals Gaps between Regions and Labour Markets

At the inaugural seminar of the 2020/2021 academic year held at the HSE Institute of Education, Sergey Roshchin, HSE Vice Rector and Head of the Laboratory for Labour Market Studies, and Senior Research Fellow Victor Rudakov presented a report entitled ‘University Graduates in the Russian Labour Market’.

CInSt members present papers on the economics of education at the Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Victor Rudakov, Research Fellow at CInSt, and Stanislav Avdeev, Research Assistant at CInSt, are presenting their papers online at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics on July 19th.

Chapters in "Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education"

Sergey Roshchin, Ksenia Rozhkova, Victor Rudakov, and Elena Kobzar co-authored three chapters in the book "Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective".

The book "Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective" is out now

The book "Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective" analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on 14 countries and one continent. It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion.

Stanislav Avdeev has been awarded for the best master's thesis in economics

Stanislav Avdeev, Research Assistant at CInSt, has received an award in the best master's thesis competition in economics held by the European University at Saint Petersburg. The topic of the paper is "Zero Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from a Natural Experiment". Victor Rudakov, Research Fellow at CInSt, Senior Research Fellow at LLMS, is a supervisor of Stanislav's thesis.

CInSt presentations at the International Russian Higher Education Conference 2019

More than 160 proposal were submitted to the conference and only 64 papers were accepted among which there are 3 presentations by CInSt researchers.

CInSt researchers at the International Russian Higher Education Conference RHEC 2019

We invite everyone to join the sessions which are run by CInSt researchers and listen to the CInSt presentations.

Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis 2019

We can hardly believe it, but the 2019 session of RSSIA has already come to an end! We received more than 100 applications, but only 24 of the strongest research proposals were accepted. Participants came from a wide range of countries: China, Belgium, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Philippines, and Russia.

IZA discussion paper by Victor Rudakov, Sergey Roshchin etc

Discussion paper "The Impact of Horizontal Job-Education Mismatches on the Earnings of Recent University Graduates in Russia" is available online.

CInSt Researcher Victor Rudakov Visits Center for Research in Higher Education Policies in Portugal

For the last month, Victor Rudakov, Research fellow of Centre for Institutional Studies and Laboratory for Labour Market Studies, worked as a visiting researcher in the Center for Research in Higher Education Policies, Porto, Portugal.

Article in Journal of Education and Work 

Article "The impact of student academic achievement on graduate salaries: the case of a leading Russian university" by Victor Rudakov and Sergey Roshchin was published in Journal of Education and Work

Gender Inequality in Academia

Sticky Floor, Glass Ceiling and Other Problems

Working paper by Victor Rudakov, Ilya Prakhov 

Working paper  "Gender Wage Inequality In Russian Universities"  is available online.

CHER 31st Annual Conference

On the August 31st of 2018, Victor Rudakov took part in the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) 31st Annual Conference, which was held in Moscow, with two reports.

XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

LLMS employees took part in XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, which took place in HSE on April 10-13, 2018.

CHER 2017 Conference

Victor Rudakov presented a report on the 30th Annual Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference, which took place on August 28-30, 2017 in the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland).

Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

Evgenia Polyakova and Victor Rudakov presented reports in the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics, which took place on June 15-17, 2017 in the Saint Petersburg in HSE.


is the minimum share of Russian workers who have ‘excessive’ education for their jobs.


of upper-class students at Russian universities have experience combining employment and studies.