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Lilia Ovcharova

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

Responsibilities

Lilia Ovcharova supervises HSE’s research and expert analysis in social policy and human capital (education, health care, culture, social aid), in particular:

  • Providing expert analysis for governmental agencies as it relates to human capital development and use, social policy and living standards of the population;
  • Promoting intersectoral and interdisciplinary socio-economic research carried out by HSE in social policy, social sphere development, human capital development and use;
  • Developing social research relevant for the national economy and politics.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Organizing government relations aimed at HSE’s involvement in expert analysis of social policy, social sphere development, and human capital development;
  • Analysing the evaluation and promotion of the results of social research carried out by HSE departments;
  • Coordinating the activities of HSE’s departments related to:
    • conducting surveys in social policy, social sphere development, and human capital development;
    • Organizing, evaluating and implementing applied research in social policy, social sphere development, and human capital development, commissioned for HSE by public authorities;
  • Supervising the Institute for Social Policy.

 

Coordinates the following HSE departments:

Education and Degrees

  • 2011

    Doctor of Sciences* in Economics and National Economy Management
    Institute for Socio-Economic Studies of Population, Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1983

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

* 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 (2019/2020)

Courses (2017/2018)

Management in Social Sectors (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 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).


Publications127

Timetable for today

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Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Public Council under the Russian Ministry of Labor  

On June 24, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute, took part in the meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the project committee for Demography National Project

On July 19, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the project committee for Demography National Project conducted by Tatiana Golikova, Russian Deputy Prime Minister.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the second meeting of the temporary work group to prepare a meeting of the Presidential Council  for the implementation of state policy in the sphere of protecting family and children. 

On July 12, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in this meeting devoted to the Implementation of the Activities of the Decade of Childhood withtin the framework of the Priority National Projects for the period up to 2024 approved by the Presidential Degree.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Commission for Persons with Disabilities withtin the Public Council of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation

On July 8, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Commission for Persons with Disabilities withtin the Public Council of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat)

On July 1, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of this Council devoted to Methodologies for calculating productivity index.

Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Council on Guardianship under the Government of the Russian Federation

Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute, took part in the meeting of the Council on Guardianship under the Government of the Russian Federation, which was held on June 27, 2019.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Public Council of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation

On June 26, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the third meeting of the Public Council of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation devoted to developing volunteerism.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the 3rd Forum for Social Innovations in Regions

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute, participated the 3rd Forum for Social Innovations in Regions that took place in VDNH Expo in Moscow.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the extended collegium of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

On May 23, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the extended collegium of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, addressed the collegium. Maksim Oreshkin, Minister of the Economic Development, presented a report on the Ministry performance in 2018 and its objectives in 2019.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Public Council of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation

The Council meeting considered the results of the first commissions' meetings.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the Public health, Demography and Social policy Commission of the Moscow Civic Chamber

The meeting discussed the ongoing work issues and the commission's work plan on the key directions for the next 5-6 months.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting of the working group of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives on the 'Social services' section

The objective of the working group is to expend the longevity and raise the quality of life of the population by improving the availability and the quality of social services.

Lilia Ovcharova, a Vice Rector, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting in Rostov-on-Don on the progress of the Older Generation Federal Project within the framework of the Demography national project

On May 17, 2019, Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russian Federation, conducted the meeting.

Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector of HSE, Director of Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting held by Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russian Federation

On May 13, 2019, the meeting with the representatives of the expert community tackled the realization of the national development objectives of Russian Federation until 2024.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of Institute for Social Policy, participated in the Presidential Grants Fund meeting

The meeting held on May 14, 2019 examined the preliminary assessments of the applications submitted to the Presidential Grants’ Competition aimed at developing the civil society through the ‘Support for families, motherhood, fatherhood and childhood’ category.

Lilia Ovcharova, HSE Vice-Rector, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, delivered a lecture in the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

The topics of the lecture were ‘Securing the sustainable growth of the citizens’ real income’ and ‘Reducing the poverty level in the Russian Federation by half’.

Lilia Ovcharova, HSE Vice-Rector, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting organized by Maksim Topilin, Minister of Labor of the Russian Federation

The meeting discussed the results of the first stage of the pilot projects implementation. These projects are aimed at reaching by 2024 the national goals of socio-economic development, namely to increase citizens’ real income and to reduce the poverty by half. The participants also discussed the objectives for the second stage and the development of the standard recommendations for accepting regional programs aimed at reducing the share of the population with below-minimal income.

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the Presidential Grants Fund meeting

The meeting on May 13, 2019, considered the first assessments of the applications for the Presidential Grants on the development of the civil society on the ‘Support of the projects in science and education’ category.

‘The President is Focused on Increasing the Birth Rate and Reducing Poverty by Half’

National objectives for social development, as well as existing risks and opportunities in implementing these objectives were discussed by participants of HSE International April Conference.

Russian Investment Forum. Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+

On February 12-16, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the Russian Investment Forum and Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+’ (Sochi).

Presentation of collective book “Income Stratification Model of Russian Society: Dynamics, Factors, Cross-country comparisons”

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. a collective book “Income Stratification Model of Russian Society: Dynamics, Factors, Cross-country comparisons”  was presented.

On January 30, 2019, The All-Russian meeting on the implementation in the Russian regions the pilot projects aimed at increasing income of the country’s population and decreasing poverty level was held in Nizhny Novgorod

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the meeting and made a presentation titled ‘How to increase the real income of citizens: some suggestions’.

Is it possible to eliminate poverty in the modern world?

On January 23, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector of HSE, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, answered questions about poverty in the live broadcast of the Russia-K TV Channel program ‘Chto delat?’ (‘What Is To Be Done?’).

Fight against poverty

On January 17, 2019, Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector of HSE, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, talked about poverty in the live broadcast of the RBK TV Channel program ‘Delovoj den’ (“Business Day”).

Lilia Ovcharova on poverty

On January 15, 2019, the website Gazeta.ru published an interview of Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector of HSE, Director of the Institute of Social Policy, on the topic of poverty.

HSE to Focus on Applied Research of Human Capital

In order to research human capital, Lilia Ovcharova, a renowned scholar and expert on social policy, has been appointed Vice Rector responsible for applied human capital research at HSE. Human capital development studies are key priority for our university.

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.