Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Working Papers

The Impact of Directed Lending on Long-Run Growth in Belarus

The study deals with a specific form of financial repression peculiar to Belarus – a mechanism of directed loans.

Real Business Cycles in the Model with Two-person Household and Home Production

This paper is an attempt to replicate the co-movement of hours and productivity observed in the post-war U.S. data using one shock model.

Economic Determinants of Fertility in Belarus: a Micro-Data Analysis

This paper examines the determinants of births in Belarus in 1996-2007 by using detailed micro data from the Belarusian Household Budget Surveys (BHBS).

The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Industrial Economic Growth in Belarus

This paper analyses the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic performance using the Belarusian industrial aggregated panel data over the 2002-2009 period.

The Impact of FDI on Firm’s Performance Across Sectors: Evidence from Ukraine

This paper empirically investigates the variety of FDI impacts on different sectors using firm level data. In particular, the unique dataset (which represents about 80% of the firms’ population) enables to analyze whether linkages between sectors can explain the difference in the impact of FDI on firm’s productivity as well as spillovers across sectors.

 Alina Verashchagina, Francesco Pastore

When Does Transition Increase the Gender Wage Gap?

This is the first paper to study the evolution of the gender wage gap in the Republic of Belarus.

 Maksim Yemelyanau

Second Agriculture in Belarus and Ukraine: Aubsistence or Leisure?

In this paper the author uses household budget surveys from both countries to explain and quantify the roles of the “second agriculture”in both Belarus and Ukraine and to shed light on the surprising patterns.

Education and Socioeconomic Mobility in Post-Communist Countries

This paper investigates the trends in intergenerational educational mobility in thirteen post-communist economies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU) for which little empirical evidence has been made available thus far.

 Yury Yatsynovich

Quality of Institutions and Private Investments in Infrastructure

This article investigates the impact of institutional environment on the volumes of private investments in infrastructural sectors in low and middle income countries.

 Maksim Yemelyanau

Inequality in Belarus from 1995 to 2007

This paper studies the evolution of inequality in Belarus in 1995-2007, decomposes inequality by sources of income, and provides a comparison of Belarus and Ukraine.