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.

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

10 september 2019 Nadzeya Batava, Yauheniya Shershunovich, Irina Tochitskaya

Barriers to the Circular Economy: Evidence From Belarus

The paper presents the results of the enterprises surveys regarding the barriers to the development of the circular economy. The analysis has revealed that in general the enterprises surveyed positively evaluate the existing legislation in Belarus that regulates issues concerning waste management, but identify a number of other significant barriers.

9 september 2019 Yauheniya Shershunovich, Irina Tochitskaya

State vs. Private Companies: Differences in Waste Management

This paper presents an analysis of the survey results on how enterprises in Belarus manage their waste and use secondary raw materials. It was examined whether an effectiveness of waste management depends on the form of the enterprise ownership.

8 september 2019 Petr Sachek, Yauheniya Shershunovich, Irina Tochitskaya

Decision-Making in Waste Management at Belarusian enterprises: Survey Results

The paper presents the survey results analysis on waste management and factors affecting the possibility of using waste to make a new products. A relation between the size of the enterprise, the amount of waste and the way it was handled has been studied.

30 august 2019 Ilona Babenko, Viktar Fedaseyeu, Song Zhang

Do CEOs Affect Employees’ Political Choices?

The authors study the relation between CEO and employee campaign contributions and find that CEO-supported political candidates receive 3 times more money from employees than candidates not supported by the CEO.

19 august 2019 Dzmitry Kruk

Belarusian Economy in mid-2019: the Aftermath of Recovery Growth Period

By mid-2019, a period of recovery growth has been accomplished and the national economy enters a new stage of development. This policy paper sums up and analyzes the results of the recovery growth period. The paper argues that the results are contradictory.

9 july 2019 Dzmitry Kruk

Productivity or the External Environment: Which is More Important for Growth in Emerging Markets?

The goal of this research is to assess and compare growth promoting effects associated with productivity determinants and external environment determinants in 34 emerging market economies.

25 june 2019 Maryia Akulava

Foreign investment: ICT sector as an example to follow

In 2018, only the ICT sector was stably attractive to investors, unlike public sector assets. Belarus’ overall investment prospects remained bleak.

19 june 2019 Aleh Mazol

The assessment of poverty in Belarus for 2017-2018

This paper estimates poverty in Belarus using annual data of the Sample Household Survey on Living Standards from 2017-2018.

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