Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center


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.

The Role of The Guarantor as a Form of Credit Security for Housing Construction

The author examines the role of guarantor as one of the means of securing housing credits as well as the international practice of developing mortgage lending.

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.