Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center


BEROC organizes modern economic educational program for Belarusian BA, MA and PhD students, professors and policy makers. By now more than 30 events were conducted: Annual International Economic Conference, Post-Graduate School in Economics, Student School on Modern Economics and Economic Research, open lectures, Workshop Series for the National Bank Experts, Program for Journalists and other events.

Open Lecture with Shingo Goto

Open lecture of Shingo Goto “Academic Theories Meet The Practice of Active Portfolio Management”

Open Lecture with Viktar Fedaseyeu

Viktar Fedaseyeu presented a paper titled “Do CEOs Affect Employees’ Political Choices?”

Open Lecture with Lev Lvovskiy

Lev Lvovskiy presented his research "Mind The Gap: What Explains Changes in the Relative Timing of Marriage and Fertility?"

Open Lecture with Hanna Vakhitova

Dr. Vakhitova presented her research-in progress ‘How better working conditions affect migrant's remittances decision?”

Open Seminar with Maksym Obrizan

BEROC invites you to attend an open seminar with Maksym Obrizan "Poverty Trends in Ukraine over 2011-2015"

Open Lecture with Darryl J. Mitry ”Main Problems of Monetary System”

Open Lecture with Darryl J. Mitry "Main Problems of Monetary System" will be held at IBB, Minsk on December 16, 2016.

The Belarus Economy: The Challenges of Stalled Reforms

Postgraduate School in Economics 2017

BEROC announces the enrollment to the Postgraduate School in Economics to be held in Minsk in January – June 2017.

Open Lecture ”Spatial wage inequality in Belarus” by Aleh Mazol

The empirical results from study of the wage inequality in Belarus' districts (from 2000 till 2015) show: first, that wage disparities across the districts decreased in the 2000-2012 period and then increased from 2013 to 2015; second, there is the spatial dependency in district wages and increasing separation between districts, and between rural and urban population in Belarus; third, the main economic factors that contribute to decrease in district wage inequality are industrial development, retail trade and agricultural development. Finally, from theoretical point of view the research rejects the inverted U-shaped relationship between spatial inequality and economic development for Belarus and supports the hypothesis made by French economist Thomas Piketty that slow growth rates lead to rising inequality.

 Victor Arshavskiy

Open Lecture ”Market integration in developing countries: literature review and directions for further research” by Victor Arshavskiy

Market integration in developing countries is crucial condition under which new economic policies and technological advancements will positively affect economic growth. Consider the following example: a farmer is deciding whether to implement a new technology, which, at some cost, should significantly increase output. If there is only one local market, which is not integrated to other markets in the country, increased output will just plummet the pries and return on the investment may be low or negative. If, however, markets are integrated, the excess of the product will “flow” to the central market and from there to other markets in the country, and price effect will be minimal. In this case, the farmer has much higher incentives to implement the new technology, which facilitates economic growth. I review recent advances in this field and suggest some future research directions.