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Lilia Ovcharova

  • Tenured Professor
  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Lilia Ovcharova has been at HSE since 2008.

Education and Degrees

  • 2011

    Doctor of Sciences* in Economics and National Economy Management

  • 1989

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Accounting and Statistics

  • 1983

    Degree in Automated Processing of Economic Information
    Rostov-on-Don Institute of National Economy

* 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.
* 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.

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Management in Social Sectors (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; programme "Public Administration"; 3 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2016/2017)

Introduction to Profession (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus

Courses (2015/2016)

Introduction to Speciality (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus

Editorial board membership

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Council, Журнал исследований социальной политики (Journal of Social Policy Studies).

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Демографическое обозрение.

  • 2002: Member of the Editorial Council, Экономическая социология (Journal of Economic Sociology).


Publications124

How the pension reform will protect the rights of the working citizens in the pre-retirement age?

Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies, HSE, director of the Institute for Social Policy, answered this question in the live broadcast of the program ‘OTRrazhenie’ (‘Reflection’) of the OTR Channel.

Interview to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel on the changes in the pension legislation

On June 28, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, commented on the changes in the pension legislation in the interview given to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel.

Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the discussion “Consequences of the pension reform for the society and challenges to the non-profit organizations” in the Blagosfera Media Centre

The discussion participants talked about the reasons and the consequences of the reform proposed by the Government. How will it influence the quality of life, the demographic situation, the labour market and the solvation of the poverty problem? Will the family institute benefit or suffer from it? What could civil society and non-profit organizations do in the face of coming reforms?

“The current proportion of employees who pay pension contributions to the Pension Fund and the pension recipients will not allow the pension to grow in the coming years. Under current legislation the pensions will only fall. To index pensions higher than inflation we need drastic measures”, said Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies, HSE, in the interview to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel

“The majority of the countries with the comparable level of development, including the countries of the former Soviet Union, have already raised the retirement age”, added the expert.

Lilia Ovcharova and Oksana Sinyavskaya talk about the influence of the retirement-age increasing program on the career of women

On June 14, 2018, business newspaper “Vzglyad” published comments by Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, and Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director, on pension reform and its impact on the career of women.

“It is high time to raise Russia’s retirement age. This is a necessary measure as the number of retirees grows”, said Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, in the interview to the Vesti.ru: Russia 24

Without any extra sources of the pension funding, the pensions can go only lower under the current demographic situation. The raise of the retirement age is the price we have to pay to keep the pensions growing.

Lilia Ovcharova, director for Social Studies and director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, believes that today we have the only window of opportunity to raise the retirement age with the minimum losses

In the comment to the 360 TV channel, Lilia Ovcharova underlined that Russia, unfortunately, does not have any other sources to raise the pensions.

On May 16-17, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the first federal “Productivity 360” Forum of the priority program “Increase of the Labour Productivity and Support of the Employment”

On May 16, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova participated as a speaker in the “Social protection” section of the Forum organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Nizhniy Novgorod Region Government in Nizhny Novgorod.

On April 18, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute, took part in the work of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

Council members discussed the support and development of the so-called “silver volunteering” ­– the volunteering of the elderly - in the Russian Federation and the development of the “Citizen – Government”  dialogue via Internet: possibilities, mechanisms and themes of interaction with the reference population.

Russia Has the Resources for a Budget Manoeuvre That Helps Education, Healthcare, and Social Welfare

Issues concerning changes pertinent to key social spheres were discussed during the ‘Human Capital and Social Policy’ plenary session of the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.

‘At the Conference We’ll Be Talking about Different Facets of Life in Russia: From New Investment Policy to the Digital Economy’

Today, the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development begins. HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin talks about the main topics that will be covered at the conference, as well as some of the participants.

On March 12, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute, took part in the “Moscow Active Longevity 2018” Forum

The Forum was held within the framework of the Moscow Government pilot project aimed at creating better conditions for the elderly Muscovites. The forum participants discussed various city programs aimed at helping senior citizens to realize their full potential. The programs will provide elderly people with the opportunities of studies, employment, and leisure and sport activities.

Roundtable "Myths of Old Age"

On February 15, 2018, the roundtable on "Myths of Old Age" was held  at the Kudrin Foundation for the Development of Civil Initiatives. The event was attended by Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, and Oxana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of this institute.

Social forum “Responsible business-government cooperation for sustainable social development”

On February 7, 2018, a Social forum on the topic “Responsible business-government cooperation for sustainable social development” was held within the framework of the Russian Business week. Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, co-moderated the discussion.

The Gaidar Forum

On January 16, 2018, an expert discussion “Will the social policy remain a national priority?” was held within the framework of the Gaidar forum. Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, and Natalia Zubarevich, chief research fellow of the Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards of this Institute, took part in the discussion.

April Conference Discusses Strategic Areas of Russia’s Development

The XVIII April International Academic Conference has kicked off at Higher School of Economics (HSE). This major event includes expert discussions on the strategic problems facing Russia’s economic and social development. Representatives of the Russian Government will take part in the debates.

Golden HSE Laureates Announced

On December 20, 2016, the ZIL Cultural Centre hosted this year’s Golden HSE awards ceremony. This year saw several significant changes to the award rules: new nominations have appeared, many of them were divided into categories for different groups of employees — all to help ensure HSE was able to express its gratitude to a larger number of worthy candidates. 

New List of HSE Supervisory Council Members Announced

Eleven individuals have become members of the new HSE Supervisory Council, as approved in an order signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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.

Lilia Ovcharova Presents Achievements of UN Millennium Development Goals 

Lilia Ovcharova, the Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies, presented a special report at the UN House in Moscow on the achievements of the UN Millennium Development Goals. Under the auspices of the United Nations, the leaders of 174 nations signed the document at the start of the 21st century, thereby setting important goals for the entire world. This year, experts presented the results of the project at UN headquarters in New York City and around the world.

Crisis Poses New Challenges for Researchers

The XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development starts on April 7. Below HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin describes what interesting things await this year's participants.

Students Invited to Plenary Session of the April Conference

For the first time, students and post-grads are invited to listen in on plenary sessions of the International April Conference. They will be able to find out ‘from the horse’s mouth’ what the world’s top academics, economists, government and public figures think about the current state of Russia’s economy and society.

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.