Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center


The Fourth International Conference in Economics and Finance took place in Minsk on May 28, 2014 with the support of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus

The Conference was an important step towards integration of the Belarusian economic community into the global economic environment. The Conference served as a meeting place for Belarusian experts who left and those who stayed in Belarus. The Conference included plenary session and panel discussions on various aspects of modern economic science.

The Conference was organized by Mikhail Golosov (Princeton), Yuri Tserlukevich (Arizona State University), and Igor Livshits (Western Ontario).

The keynote speaker of the Conference was Professor Rajnish Mehra. Dr. Mehra is a co-author, with Edward C. Prescott, of one of the most cited papers in financial economics "The Equity Premium: A Puzzle".

The Conference was arranged with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The program of the Conference you can find here


Exporting Liquidity: Branch Banking and Financial Integration,  Elena Loutskina, University of Virginia, USA 
Biased Performance Evaluation in A Model of Career Concerns: Incentives versus Ex-Post EfficiencySergey Stepanov, Higher School of Economics, Russia 
A value-based approach to pension redesign in the US state pension plans,  Zina Lekniute, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Belarusian Economic Growth Decomposition,  Dzmitry Kruk, Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Centre, Belarus
Friendly Turn: Advertising Bias in the News Media,  Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi, Joined University of Mannheim, Germany
Why Do Specialist Managers run Diversified Firm? Ilona Babenka, Arizona State University, USA
Screening as a Unified Theory of Delinquency, Renegotiation, and BankruptcyIgor Livshits, University of Western Ontario, Canada