Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center

Research

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.

 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.

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

Portrait of a Belarusian Entrepreneur

This work studies the impact of all the three groups of factors on the development of business activities in Belarus.

 Olga Belskaya, Daria Uryutina

Belarusian Business Associations: Problems and Potential Development

The research was focused on business associations (hereinafter referred to as BA) in Belarus.

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.

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

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

FREE Policy Brief: Assessing Inflation Persistence in Belarus