Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Working Papers

 Aleksandr Vashchilko

Households' Expenditure Patterns in Belarus

This study estimates the equivalence scale for Belarus, while directly accounting for household size economies of scale. For this purposes, the modication of methodology in Lancaster and Ray (1998) was used. The poverty levels for vulnerable social groups are estimated using the house holds equivalized total expenditures. In addition, the comparison of Engel curves for several expenditure categories is conducted for different years.

Smoking and Obesity Revisited: Evidence from Belarus

Using a large nationally representative survey from Belarus, the authors estimate the effect of the number of cigarettes smoked per day on individuals’ body mass index (BMI) and on the probability of being overweight and obese.

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.