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The Use of Instrumental Variables and Determining the Direction of Effects in Cross-Sectional Data

On the 19th of November, the SELS staff and students attended a seminar on the use of instrumental variables. The guest speaker was Viktor Lushin from New York University.

Analytical sociology at Linkoping

On November 5th, the head of the Laboratory Daniel Alexandrov presented a paper on school differentiation in Russia and parental strategies of school choice at the Institute of Analytical Sociology in Norrkoping (Sweden). The Institute of Analytical Sociology was opened recently at the Norrkoping campus of Linkoping University. The Institute deals with several topics close to the interests of our Laboratory: educational and labor mobility, ethnic segregation, school differentiation and its consequences.

Denis Bulygin at the International Conference CHI PLAY 2015 in London

The research of digital and virtual worlds, dubbed social informatics, is an actively developing research area in the Laboratory. Our staff and students have already presented the results of their research at international conferences in Barcelona, Cologne and Helsinki. This year, one of our projects has been presented at a conference in London. Denis Bulygin, an SESL research assistant, has recently returned from the annual international conference CHI PLAY, which took place in London between the 5th-7th of October. CHI PLAY is an international and interdisciplinary conference on “player-computer interaction”, which encompasses all areas of play and games within a broader context of human-computer interaction (HCI).

Conference on Social Inequality

Between September 10th and  12th, the University of Tallinn hosted a conference on social inequality. The conference was organized by the European Consortium for Sociological Research. Ksenia Tenisheva and Ekaterina Mehnetsova from SESL were among the participants of the conference.

SESL research assistants Darya Kharkina and Denis Bulygin took part in the conference of young scientists, which took place at the Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2015)

This was the 9th year of the RuSSIR, but this time it also included a new topic of graph retrieval, and it was held at a new venue: the new campus of HSE in Kantemirovskaya Str.

ESA 2015

ESA, one of the biggest annual European conferences, took place in August 2015. Participating in this event has become one of the SESL traditions. This year, SESL was represented by Vadim Voskresensky and Sonya Semenova, our two youngest members who just recently got their bachelor’s degree.

The Conference on the Inequality of Educational Opportunity

(Persistent) Inequalities Reconsidered is a conference on the inequality of educational opportunities, which took place in Ascona (Switzerland) from July 26th-31st, 2015. Daniel Alexandrov and Ksenia Tenisheva attended the conference from SESL.

Digital Footprints of Educational Migrations: Opportunities Provided by the New Data

The first results of a new project,' Digital Footprints of Educational Migrations,' were presented at the conference "Education and Global Cities: Prospects of BRICS”.

Summer School on Web Development

From June 29th to July 4th 2015, the Summer School on the basics of programming in Python was held in the HSE campus in St. Petersburg. The School was organized with support from SELS for first years students of the Department of Sociology.

Conference "Statistical Methods in the Analysis of Economics and Society"

The 6th International Scientific Conference of students and postgraduates, "Statistical Methods in the Analysis of Economics and Society”, was held at the Department of Economic Sciences of the HSE on the 12th to the 15th of May, 2015. This year, members of the SELS staff were participating in the conference for the first time.