Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center


One of the main BEROC goals is generating and spreading of new academic and policy knowledge on problems, tendencies and development of Belarusian economy. Academic and policy research aimed at the development of strategy encouraging economic growth and quality improvement of economic policy in Belarus.

 Lev Lvovskiy, Kirill Shakhnov

Political Responsibility for Diff erent Crises

In this paper, we study the impact of different types of crises such as sovereign and domestic defaults, banking crises, economic recessions on political turnover of the top politicians: heads of the state and central bank governors.

Institutions and economic development

The quality of institutions is a major factor in the success or failure of nations and a fundamental source of differences in per capita income between countries. This work is devoted to the analysis of the definition of institutions and studies their impact on the economic development of developed and developing countries. The state of institutional development in Belarus for 1996-2015 is assessed, and the directions of further development of institutions based on the experience of other countries are considered.

FREE Policy Brief: Financial Stress and Economic Contraction in Belarus

Economic Outlook - Third Quarter 2017

BEROC presents the Economic Outlook - the Third Quarter 2017.

 Victor Arshavskiy, Chetan Dave, Yaw Nyarko

Market Integration and the Law of One Price in Ghana

Using a new unique dataset on the prices of perishable commodities traded across several markets, and associated transport costs, we investigate the extent of market integration in Ghana and test the law of one price.

Trust, institutions and economic growth in Belarus

Trust in the society promotes cooperative behavior outside inner circle and can be associated with socio-economic development. This paper considers the current level and dynamics of trust in Belarusian society, the interaction of trust and the quality of institutions, and the role of trust in achieving economic growth. A number of mechanisms promoting the development of trust are presented.

 Aleksandr Vashchilko

Trade War and EACU

This paper looks at the effects of the trade war that followed 2014 events in Ukraine on Eurasian Customs Union (EACU).

Determinants of poverty with and without economic growth. Explaining Belarus's poverty dynamics during 2009-2016

This paper studies the incidence and determinants of poverty in Belarus using data from yearly Household Budget Surveys for 2009-2016. The poverty is evaluated from consumption perspective applying the cost of basic needs approach and using food and absolute poverty lines. During last two years, absolute poverty in Belarus has increased twofold and reached 29% of the population.

Barriers and drivers of women's entrepreneurship in Belarus

We have conducted the number of interviews with female entrepreneurs and top managers of Belarusian companies.

FREE Policy Brief: Avoiding Corruption and Tax Evasion in Belarus’ Construction Sector