Center for Applied Research


Head of the Center for Science and Technology Studies (STS Center)
Degree: PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration, Candidate of Science in Economic Sociology
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Experience: 14 years


Research interests: Science and technology studies (STS), Russian innovation and technological policy, comparative public policy, comparative political economy


Olga Bychkova is a graduate of Ulyanovsk State University (BA in Social Administration) and European University at St. Petersburg (MA in Sociology). She holds a Candidate of Sciences (Economic Sociology) degree from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow where she conducted a research project on the state regulation policy in Russian telecom industry and PhD (Public Policy and Management) from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University where she studied technological policy in Russian utility and housing sector. She joined the EUSP as a Professor of Governance in February 2011, after a three-year teaching public policy and sociology classes at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. She was also a post-doc at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (University of Helsinki) and an associate senior researcher at PAST Research Center (Tomsk State University). In 2015-2017, she served as the head of the EUSP Center for Public Policy and Governance, since 2017 she is the head of the STS Center at EUSP.

Olga is the author of a number of edited volumes and articles on a range of topics including Russian innovation and technological policies, university governance, economic regimes in Russian localities. She has been a principal investigator for a number of research projects on technological and innovation policies, industry-university R&D collaborations and university governance in Russia. Since 2016 Olga serves as a number of Advisory Board of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and invited expert of Project 5-100. 









  • Innovation by coercion: Emerging institutionalization of university-industry collaborations in Russia. Social Studies of Science, August 2016, Vol. 46, No. 4. Pp. 511-535.
  • Dirty dances: academia-industry relations in Russia (with A. Chernysh and E.Popova). Triple Helix, 2015, Vol. 2 (13), pp. 1-20.
  • Economic Actors and Local Regimes in Russia's Large Cities (together with V.Gelman). Russian Politics and Law, Vol. 49, no.4 (July-August 2011). Pp. 64-75.
  • Categories of goods in economics and public choice literature as applied to heat and water utilities. In: Oleg Kharkhordin and Risto Alapuro (eds.) Political Theory and Community Building in Post-Soviet Russia. London: Routledge, 2011. Pр. 57-84.
  • Things and people in housing and utility sector reform in Russia, 1991-2006 (together with E.Popova). In: Oleg Kharkhordin and Risto Alapuro (eds.) Political Theory and Community Building in Post-Soviet Russia. London: Routledge, 2011.



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