Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

The VIII International Conference in Economics and Finance will take place in Minsk in Beijing Hotel on December 21, 2018

We are honored to have Prof. Zvi Eckstein (the Dean of the Tiomkin School of Economics at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzeliya, ex Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel) as a keynote speaker of the Conference among other prominent economists from the world's leading universities.

The central subject of the Conference 2018 is gender and labour market.

Conference Program


Registration of participants, Welcome coffee


Conference opening

Pavel Daneyko, BEROC

Igor Livshits, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, BEROC


Career and Family Decisions: Cohorts born 1935 – 1975 (joint with Michael Keane and Osnat Lifshitz)

Zvi Eckstein, IDC Herzliya, Tiomkin School of Economics; Tel Aviv University


Women’s Liberation as a Financial Innovation (joint with Moshe Hazan and Hosny Zoabi)

David Weiss, Tel Aviv University

Discussant: Tymofiy Mylovanov, University of Pittsburgh, KSE

12:05-12:30 Coffee Break    

ART vs Abortion: Explaining Trends in Child

Lev Lvovskiy, BEROC

Discussant: Igor Livshits, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, BEROC


Corporate Interests and the Political Process: International Evidence

Viktar Fedaseyeu, Bocconi University

14:00-15:00 Lunch    

Implications of Uncertainty for Optimal Policies (joint with Todd Lensman)

Maxim Troshkin, Cornell University

Discussant: Victor Arshavskiy, BEROC


Uncertainty and Trade Elasticities (joint with Erick Sager)

Olga Timoshenko, George Washington University

Discussant: Arevik Gnutzmann-Mkrtchyan, Leibniz University Hannover


Political Connections, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics (joint with Ufuk Akcigit and Francesca Lotti)

Salomé Baslandze, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Discussant: Viktar Fedaseyeu, Bocconi University


Conference closing

Igor Livshits, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, BEROC


The Conference of Young researchers in Economics and Finance 2018
is a part of the VIII International Conference in Economics and Finance. It will be held on December 22, 2018.

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