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Natalia Soboleva

  • Natalia Soboleva has been at HSE University since 2008.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economic Sociology and Demography
    HSE University
    Thesis Title: alue orientations in business community and its modernization potential in modern Russia

  • 2008

    HSE University

  • 2006

    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

Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize for the best paper from a society in transition for paper "Work Values and Job Preferences in Europe: Gender Aspect" at the 70th WAPOR Annual Conference: https://wapor.org/events/annual-conference/awards-funds/elizabeth-h-nelson-prize/

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2014-2015)


Program Director for Russia of the European Values Study.

Organizing Coordinator of the LCSR's regular seminars.

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Gender and Development (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; field of study "39.04.01. Социология", field of study "38.04.04. Государственное и муниципальное управление"; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Eng

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)



2016-2017. The specifics of male and female orientation on success in the context of modernization. Grant of Russian fund of fundamental research. Project number: 16-36-00373. Project manager. 

2018-2020. Transformation of values and subjective quality of life: A regional perspective (RSF № 18-18-00341). Project participant.

Employment history

2005 - 2010 - specialist, Academy of National Economy

2011-2013 - Research assistant, junior research fellow, Laboratory for comparative social research, HSE

2014 - present time - Research fellow, senior research fellow, Ronald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, HSE

2016 - present time - senior lecture, associate professor, Graduate School of Business / Department of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management


Timetable for today

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A scientific seminar of the Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management was held at the HSE Graduate School of Business

A scientific seminar was held at the Department of Organizational Behavior and HRM of the Graduate School of Business, at which Associate Professor of the Department Kira Reshetnikova together with colleagues, Associate Professor of the Department of Strategic and International Management of the Graduate School of Business Marina Predvoditeleva and Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the HSE University Natalia Soboleva presented a report on the topic: "Digital and soft skills of employees of Russian hotels."

Customs, Career Choices and Self-discrimination: Why Women Earn Less

Experts from the World Bank and HSE University discussed the gender gap in salaries in different countries and the impact of socio-cultural, economic and behavioural factors on differences in earnings.

Relatively Unhappy

How strict labour laws reduce workers’ happiness

Final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Value Polarization: A Cross-Country Perspective”

In this article we describe the final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Polarization Value: A Cross-Country Perspective”.

Natalia Soboleva got the Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize!

LCSR’s research fellow Natalia Soboleva has become a prizewinner of the Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize for the best paper from a society in transition. Laboratory's staff congratulates Natalia on her victory and sincerely wishes her inspiration and success in her endeavours!

Portable Pensions Will Reduce Informal Migrant Labour

Migrant workers in the CIS are vulnerable in terms of pension rights. The recipient country does not expect to care for them in old age, while the country of origin does not count the years worked abroad towards their retirement plan. Portable pensions may offer a solution, according to researchers of the HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (St. Petersburg) involved in the study Pension Mobility within the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS


is the share that migrant employees make up in Russia’s total employed population.

Financial crisis affects gender attitudes

The economic crisis in European countries did not pass by unnoticed as concerns the public’s set of values. In some groups, there was a shift from emancipative values to more traditional ones. Above all, this involves the socially vulnerable strata that the crisis hit hardest of all, Natalia Soboleva, a researcher with HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSS), concluded in a study

Human Life is Undervalued in Russia

The average value of a statistical life in Russia stands at some $1.6 million, which is eight times less than in the U.K. and four times less than in the U.S. In countries where little value is attached to individual lives, the state is sending a signal that it is not planning to invest substantially in efforts to improve the life expectancy and safety of its citizens, conclude Tatiana Karabchuk, Marina Nikitina, Victoria Remezkova, and Natalia Soboleva in a paper published in the HSE's Economic Sociology journal