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Elena Berdysheva

  • Elena Berdysheva has been at HSE University since 2006.

Education and Degrees

  • 2010

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economic Sociology and Demography
    HSE University
    Thesis Title: Pricing in medicine as a social process (the case of Moscow commercial dentistry)

  • 2009

    Doctoral programme
    HSE University

  • 2006

    HSE University

  • 2006

    Master's in MA in Sociology
    HSE University

  • 2004

    HSE 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2020, 2018

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2010-2011)
Category "Future Lecturers" (2009)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Sociology (Bachelor’s programme; Graduate School of Business; field of study "38.03.02. Менеджмент", field of study "38.03.02. Менеджмент"; 1 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2017/2018)


  • 2020
    The Varieties of Power in the Economy (Москва). Presentation: Definitional Power in the Economy of Hope. The Case of Breast Cancer Drug in Russia
  • 2019

    Economy & Possible: Alternative, Missed and Reified Futures in Contemporary Society (Варшава). Presentation: Social Lessons of Oncology Pandemics. What Do Stories of Cancer Survivors’ Transformations Tell About Contemporary Society as the Environment of Human Life?

  • 2018

    «Университет, открытый городу: Лекции молодых ученых Вышки в Культурном центре ЗИЛ». (Москва). Presentation: Рак как социальная смерть: экономические и социальные потери от онкологических заболеваний

  • 2015
    XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Социальная архитектоника рыночной цены
  • Международная конференция "Пересматривая профессионализм: вызовы и реформы социального государства" (Москва). Presentation: Государство? Клан? Профессия? Какому богу служить? Неформальная экономическая деятельность российских полицейских на перекрестке институциональных логик



Pricing in medicine as social process: the case of Moscow private dentistry.

Timetable for today

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The Keepers of the Ruble

Post-Soviet life and the economic ups and downs of recent years have changed the attitude of Russians towards saving. Now, it is not the less fortunate who save, but the more intelligent, according to Elena Berdysheva and Regina Romanova. Or, more to the point, it’s the more intelligent women: domestic finances are usually dealt with by females. At HSE’s recent XIX April international scientific conference, researchers explained how Russians adjusted and optimized family budgets following the crisis of 2014-2017 and how this relates to gender issues.

‘Nothing Inspires and Moves Like HSE’

A Harry Potter-themed university graduation party has been held at HSE. This year, the party was completely organized by HSE students, they selected everything – from the location to the entertainment, and not only graduates, but also their friends and family were invited.

'Normal Is Not Ridiculous': Most Interesting Reports Presented at the HSE's XVII April International Academic Conference

A total of 900 papers were presented at the HSE's XVII April Conference in Moscow. We consider the following selection to be must-reads.