Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Working Papers

Choice of Becoming Self-Employed in Belarus: Impact of Monetary Gains

The paper investigates that question using 2006-2010 Belarusian Household Survey on Incomes and Expenditures and is based on the multinomial logit choice model.

Convergence Analysis of Russia and Belarus Economies in Conditions of Monetary Integration

In this paper, the author distinguish the main ideas of the theory of Optimal Currency Area (OCA).

 Mykhaylo Salnykov, Alexander Gedranovich

Productivity Analysis of Belarusian Higher Education System

In this paper the authors explore the issue of the measurement of productivity in the context of higher education.

 Igor Pelipas

Structural Breaks and Dynamic Characteristics of Inflation and Growth Rates of Monetary Aggregates

The paper addresses the problem of determining the order of integration of inflation and growth rates of monetary aggregates under the multiple structural breaks in dynamics of these variables.

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.