Academic Conference


The Sixth Annual International Conference in Economics and Finance

The primary goal of the Conference is to facilitate the collaboration between Belarusian economic community, international experts, and Belarusians working abroad.

The central theme of the Conference in 2016 is the economic development, transition, and political economy.

Program organizers:

Nancy Qian (Yale University, USA)
Mikhail Golosov (Princeton University, USA)
Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Yuri Tserlukevich (Arizona State University, USA)

The Conference is arranged under the financial support of Sida and the Swedish Institute.

Video from the Conference:


1. Opening remarks 

Martin Aberg - Ambassador of Sweden to Belarus

2. Opening remarks 

Igor Livshits - Head of Academic Board of BEROC, Associate Professor of Economic, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)

3. Institutional and Political Transformation in Ukraine

Tymofiy Mylovanov (Kyiv School of Economics (Ukraine), University of Pittsburgh, (USA)

4. Treason: BBC Radio and Bombing in Germany during World War 2 

Ruben Enikolopov (Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University, Spain) 

5.Can the Poor Be Mobilized? Cooperation and Public Goods in Rural India

Anders Olofsgård (Associate Professor at Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Sweden) 

6. Collectivization of Soviet Agriculture and the 1932-1933 Famine

Natalya Naumenko (PhD Student at Northwestern University, USA) 

Presentation (discussant)

7.Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia

Ruben Enikolopov (Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

Presentation (discussant)