Upcoming Event

Mar
9
12:00

The Belarusian economy: are real changes on the way?

This is an invitation only event at which we will discuss – based on a brief presentation of the report “The Belarus Economy: The Challenges of Stalled Reforms” – where the economy of Belarus is heading, and what this implies for the EU.

March 9, 2017, 12:00 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Invitation-only | Off the Record

Belarus’ economy has survived with only limited market reforms since the end of the Soviet Union.
This was helped by injections of cash from Russia in return for strategic assets and political concessions. This model is challenged on various levels. Prices of commodities that Belarus exports have fallen, the main geographic market for manufactured goods (CIS) is in recession and the capacity of Russia to lend economic support has declined. At the same time, Belarus started serious discussions with the IMF on a program, which would involve deep structural reforms. So chances for a real economic transition in Belarus are higher than at any time in the past decade.

This event is an invitation only event. There will be no livestream. 

Schedule

Mar 9, 2017

12:00-12:05

Introduction

Chair: Rumen Dobrinsky, Senior Research Associate, wiiw

12:05-12:25

Presentation

Kateryna Bornukova, Academic Director, BEROC

Dzmitry Kruk, Researcher, BEROC

12:25-12:45

Comments

Robert Kirchner, Consultant, German Economic Team in Belarus

12:45-13:10

Panel Discussion

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Kateryna Bornukova, Academic Director, BEROC

Rumen Dobrinsky, Senior Research Associate, wiiw

Robert Kirchner, Consultant, German Economic Team in Belarus

Dzmitry Kruk, Researcher, BEROC

13:10-14:00

Roundtable discussion

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

14:00-15:00

Lunch

15:00

End

Speakers

Kateryna Bornukova

Academic Director, BEROC

Rumen Dobrinsky

Senior Research Associate, wiiw

Robert Kirchner

Consultant, German Economic Team in Belarus

Dzmitry Kruk

Researcher, BEROC

Georg Zachmann

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org