Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

FREE Policy Briefs

The Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE) is a joint initiative by SITE (Stockholm), BEROC (Minsk), BICEPS (Riga), CEFIR (Moscow), CenEA (Szczecin), ISET (Tblisi) and KEI (Kiev). Together, these research institutes form an extensive network of leading academic experts on economic issues in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The institutes also conduct research about development, emerging markets, as well as economics in general.

The FREE Policy Brief Series is designed to provide short and informative analyses on current economic policy challenges. The focus will be on Eastern Europe and emerging markets. The writings will be based on academic research papers or policy work by the researchers at the different institutes and updated on a weekly basis. The ambition is to bridge the gap between ongoing academic research and policy making, to stimulate and contribute to the international debate as well as to intensify the interaction and discussion with other researchers, policy-makers, and business representatives across the world.

The web-site of the Forum

The Russian translation available in the section FREE on the web-site of CEFIR (Moscow).

FREE Policy Brief: Can Anti-Smoking Campaigns Increase Obesity? Evidence from Belarus

 Dzmitry Kruk, Kiryl Haiduk

FREE Policy Brief: Directed Lending: Is It An Efficient Tool to Modernize the Economy?

FREE Policy Brief: Becoming Entrepreneur in Belarus: Factors of Choice

FREE Policy Brief: Monetary Policy in Belarus since the Currency Crisis 2011

 Igor Pelipas

FREE Policy Brief: Assessing Inflation Persistence in Belarus

FREE Policy Brief: Inflation Expectations and Probable Trap for Macro Stabilization

FREE Policy Brief: Privatization in Belarus – Obstacles and Perspectives

FREE Policy Brief: Multidimensional Approach to the Energy Security Analysis of Belarus Part 2: Economic and Geopolitical Trends

FREE Policy Brief: Multidimensional Approach to the Energy Security Analysis in Belarus