Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Research

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.

13 december 2019

Economic Outlook - Second and Third Quarter 2019

BEROC presents the Economic Outlook - the second and the third quarters 2019.

10 december 2019 Dzmitry Kruk

FREE Policy Brief: Can Loose Macroeconomic Policies Secure a ‘Growth Injection’ for Belarus?

Institutions and Comparative Advantage in Services Trade

Recent studies have highlighted the role of human capital and good economic institutions in establishing comparative advantage in trade in complex institutions-intensive goods. We show that the effect of institutions on comparative advantage in services trade is quite different.

12 november 2019 Radzivon Marozau, Maribel Guerrero

Development of the entrepreneurial university (University 3.0) in Belarus: An overview of determinants and challenges

This policy paper discusses the terminologies, the determinants of the entrepreneurial and innovative university (University 3.0) evolution in Belarus. Authors highlight the crucial role of institutions (formal/informal) in the configuration of this type of university in Belarus and provide recommendations on the development of a University 3.0 as a new, private institution with a high degree of autonomy.

6 november 2019 Hanna Aginskaya, Yuliya Yafimenka

The potential of business support centers from the perspective of social entrepreneurship development in Belarus

This study allowed us to conduct a preliminary assessment of the needs of social entrepreneurs in Belarus in the context of information and consulting services and to determine the capabilities of existing business support centers in meeting such needs.

4 november 2019 Kateryna Bornukova, Alexandru Cojocaru, Mikhail Matytsin, Gleb Shymanovich

Poverty, Vulnerability, and Household Coping Strategies during the 2015–16 Recession in Belarus

This paper examines the impact of the recent recession in Belarus on poverty and broader measures of household welfare and compares the recent recession episode to previous economic crises in Belarus.

31 october 2019 Dzmitry Kruk

Belarus tends to face a ‘systemic fragility’

From a short-term perspective and ‘local’ view, this does not seem to change the environment considerably. According to such view, given the commitment of the authorities to monetary and financial stability (since 2015 it seems to be rather firm) the decay of the ‘recovery growth mark-up’ does not mean anything except weaker growth of incomes. However, from a longer-term perspective and a ‘big picture’ view, one can detect such kind of threats.

29 october 2019 Natalya Shcherbina

Demography in the trap of social policy: which measures can (can’t) help to increase fertility in Belarus

Since the mid-2000s, the fertility rate in Belarus was increasing and staying higher than optimistic forecasts of the UN. However, since 2017 the trend has turned around without any negative shocks from the economy or demographic and social policy. This discussion paper analyzes what happens to Belarusian fertility, why this happens and how social policy affects fertility.

10 october 2019 Radzivon Marozau, Maribel Guerrero, Yuliya Yafimenka

Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey. National Report Republic of Belarus 2018

In December 2018 – January 2019, the second Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey was conducted in the Republic of Belarus by Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC). The same survey was performed in 54 countries from all around the world.

30 september 2019 Maryia AkulavaAleh Mazol

FREE Policy Brief: The Gender Wage Gap in Belarus: State vs. Private Sector

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