Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center


The First Annual International Conference in Economics was organized by the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center on December 28, 2009 in Minsk. 

  • Representatives of the Belarusian scientific economic community: current, undergraduate and post-graduate students, young teachers, professors, independent experts, researchers, economic journalists
  • Representatives of the international scientific diaspora, including leading economists of Belarusian origin
  • Representatives of the state authorities and international organizations.
In total around 100 people, 14 of them being famous Belarusian economists working in Western academia, participated in the Conference.
The Conference consisted of specialized topical panels on various aspects of modern economics followed by a plenary talk.
It was the first major move to integrate Belarusian economic community into the global academic environment. The Conference became a specific meeting place for Belarusian experts who left and those who stayed in Belarus. The event demonstrated to the Belarusian society and the government that Belarus can be a attractive for the leading scholars and the best economists of Belarusian origin can and are willing to return home to work for the good of Belarus, for the development of its economic policy.
The Conference is to become a regular event in the scientific life of Belarus stimulating economic research and professional discourse on the problems in economy not only in Belarus, but also worlwide.

Conference Program

Registration of participants
Official opening
Professor Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University, USA
Pavel Daneyko, Academic Director of BEROC, Belarus


Professor Mikhail Golosov, Yale University, USA


Professor Yuri Tserlukevich, Arizona State University, USA, and Hong Kong University of Sciense and Technology, HK SAR, China
Professor Sergey Guriev, New Economic School, Russia
12:30-13:20 Lunch
Elite Capture in the Absence of Democracy: Evidence from Backgrounds of Chinese Provincial Leader (cancelled)
Professor Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, New Economic School, Russia
Professor Pierre Yared, Columbia Business School, USA
Professor Nancy Qian, Yale University, USA
15:20-15:40 Coffee-break
Maxim Troshkin, University of Minnesota, USA
Professor Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University Kellog School of Business, USA
17:00-17:10 Official closing
17:10-18:00 Reception