Dr Alexey Bessudnov

Research Interests

My research interests are in the fields of social stratification, inequalities in education, immigration, and quantitative social science in general. Social stratification is my main field, but occassionally I work on projects and co-author papers in other disciplines. 

Current projects

  • With the data from twelve surveys conducted from 1991 to 2011 I explore if there was any change in occupational social mobility in Russia in the last 20 years.
  • I am a co-investigator in the project "Evaluating an innovative classroom reading intervention in Years 2 and 3" (PI: Brahm Norwich, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, 2015-17). We are conducting a group randomised trial to estimate the effect of a new teaching method on the development of reading skills of pupils who show reading delay in English primary schools. I am mostly involved in experimental design and data analysis.
  • Together with Susan Banducci and Dan Stevens we explore the effect of childbirth on political interest in the UK.
  • I study regional variation in informal payments in heath care and education in Russia.