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Vladimir E. Gimpelson

  • Tenured Professor
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Vladimir E. Gimpelson has been at HSE since 2001.

Education and Degrees

  • 1986

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics

  • 1979

    Degree in Automated Systems of Information Processing and Management
    Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute

* 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.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Courses (2010/2011)

Editorial board membership

  • 2015: member of the International Advisory Board of the Russian Journal of Economics. 

  • 2010: Member of the Editorial Board, Журнал Новой экономической ассоциации (The Journal of the New Economic Association).

  • 2007: Member of the Editorial Board, Экономический журнал Высшей школы экономики (HSE Economic Journal).

  • 2006: Member of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies (The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies ).

  • 2000: Member of the Editorial Board, Экономическая социология (Journal of Economic Sociology).



Employment history

1993-2001. Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO). 

2001 - present. Centre for Labour Market Studies at HSE.

Areas of expertise

  • labour markets in transition economies,
  • political economy of reforms 

Timetable for today

Full timetable

Happiness is working for yourself – being “informally” employed, you work less and earn more money

In an editorial from the news website www.vedomosti.ru on 14th December 2013 the author considers the conclusions of two research projects from HSE on “informal” employment in Russia which would seem to contradict each other.


2nd IZA/HSE Workshop: Ten Years after the Financial Crisis - Labor Market Adjustment in Emerging and Post-Transition Economies

2nd IZA/HSE Workshop: Ten Years after the Financial Crisis - Labor Market Adjustment in Emerging and Post-Transition Economies was held in Moscow 11-12th October. Participants presented the results of studies dedicated to the analysis of labor market issues in post-transition and emerging economies. A special focus was on the process of labor market adjustment in the aftermath of the Great Recession and its consequences.

HSE Hosts Russian National Award in Applied Economics

The winner of the 2018 award is Ina Ganguli, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The American researcher stood out for her series of articles analysing the productivity of Russian scientists in the 1990s, as well as their decisions concerning emigration and the impact that emigration had on the diffusion of Russian science in the United States.

CLMS members won the Golden HSE Award for 'Best book'

This prize is awarded to HSE staff who’ve authored the best books and textbooks while working at the University.

Golden HSE Award was bestowed to all members of the Centre for Labour Market Studies - Vladimir Gimpelson, Rostislav Kapeliushnikov, Nina Vishnevskaya, Anna Lukiyanova, Aleksey Oshchepkov, Anna Zudina, Anna Sharunina, Evgenia Chernina.

CLMS members were nominated for 5 monoghaphs published in 2006-2017 that were dedicated to the comprehensive analysis of Russian labour market.

New IZA Discussion Paper

New research by the CLMS Director Vladimir Gimpelson and the CLMS Deputy Director Rostislav Kapeliushnikov 'Age and Education in the Russian Labour Market Equation' was published as a working paper in IZA Discussion Paper Series.

3d International Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey of HSE User Conference

The CLMS members participated in 3d International Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey of HSE User Conference which was held in Moscow on 19-20 May 2017 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) with the support of Research Center “Demoscope”, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

The CLMS members participated in XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

New Book By CLMS

The NRU HSE Publishing House presents the new book by the CLMS staff 'Mobility and Stability in the Russian Labour Market' edited by CLMS Director Vladimir Gimpelson and CLMS Deputy Director Rostislav Kapeliushnikov.

Russian Government Expresses Gratitude to HSE Experts 

The Government of the Russian Federation has expressed its gratitude the Director of the HSE Centre for Labour Market Studies (CLMS), Vladimir Gimpelson, and the Director of the HSE Institute for Social Policy (ISP), Lilia Ovcharova, for their hard work and professional contributions.

'The Type of Inequality in a Country Is Unimportant; What's Important Is How People See it'

At the beginning of September, the American Political Science Associate (APSA) awards ceremony took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the ceremony, two awards were given to the work Misperceiving Inequality* by Vladimir Gimpelson and Daniel Treisman for the best research project presented at the 2015 APSA congress. The comparative public policy section gave one award, while the comparative political research section gave out the other.

Mobility Opens up New Prospects for Employees

Higher pay is usually the main argument in favour of a job change. Often, people can expect to earn more only if they change employers. In Russia, according to researchers from the HSE Centre for Labour Market Studies, labour mobility is higher among younger people, highly-skilled personnel, residents of big cities, and employees of foreign companies.

‘It Is a Great Experience – Being Happy for Your Students’ Success and Watching Them Outdo You’

On December 23, 2015, the 15th Golden HSE Award ceremony took place at the Central House of Artists.

Winners of the Golden HSE Announced

On December 23 the winners of the Golden HSE Awards were announced. The jury selected the winners in each of the main categories: Achievement in research, Contribution to the development of HSE, For kindness and personal involvement, Achievement in teaching and Alumni success in academic activity. Winners of the Silver Nestling were also announced during the ceremony.

Anatoly Vishnevsky Wins Gaidar Prize

Director of the Institute of Demography, HSE, Tenured Professor Anatoly Vishnevsky was singled out for his outstanding contribution to Russian economic thought. The prize giving ceremony was in Moscow on 12th November.

Commentary by Vladimir Gimpelson in NY Times

On August 18 the New York Times published the report ‘Inflation Robs Russians of Buying Power’, which includes the commentary by Vladimir Gimpelson, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Studies.

RLMS HSE: 20 Years On

The 2nd Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey User Conference takes place on the 22nd and 23rd May 2015 at the HSE. Polina Kozyreva, Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Research at HSE tells the story of the project and explains its importance for current academic research.

23 Academics from HSE Appointed to the Government Expert Council

The new makeup of the Expert Council to the Russian government has been confirmed. It includes 366 members, 23 of whom are HSE staff.

Evgeny Yasin: ‘The HSE, the New Economic School and Gaidar Institute Are Restoring Research to the Pre-Revolutionary Level in Russia’

Today, HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin celebrates his 80th birthday. The HSE News Service congratulates him, and in honour of the celebration, is publishing an extract from Andrey Kolesnikov’s book ‘Dialogues with Evgeny Yasin’.

‘A Workshop Like This Is Not Only a Show of Results, But Also a Discussion of New Ideas’

In October 2012, the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) and the Higher School of Economics held an international workshop ‘Labor Market Adjustment in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Central Asia and China in the Wake of the Great Recession’. Vladimir Gimpelson, Director of the HSE Centre for Labour Market Studies, spoke to us about the event and its results.

HSE Experts have Become Members of a Council under the Russian Government

The list of members of the Expert Council under the RF Government has been approved. Its 200 members include staff from the Higher School of Economics.

Ranking of HSE Authors in SSRN: July 2012

As of July 1st 2012, over 8000 authors have published their papers in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). This number includes 150 members of the HSE staff.

HSE’s Ranking in SSRN: May 2012

The Social Science Research Network has published its university rankings for May.

Medvedev Rewards Strategy 2020 Experts

The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has awarded honours to some researchers from the Higher School of Economics for their work on the Strategy 2020 expert groups, including organization of the groups, the preparation of suggestions on topical issues for Russian socio-economic strategy up to 2020 and their personal input into the expert and analytical work