Исследовательский Центр ИПМ
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Irina Tochitskaya

01 february 2019 Irina Tochitskaya, Victoria Smalenskaya

Belarus on the Road to the WTO

Infographics about Belarus' negotiation process on the accession to the WTO.

16 october 2018 Irina Tochitskaya

Low-Growth Trap: Risk Factors for Belarus

The paper focuses on the most important factors explaining the emergence of problems with economic growth and considers them with respect to Belarus. These factors include the structure and diversification of exports, as well as labor productivity.

06 march 2018 Irina Tochitskaya

Foreign Trade: What Lies Behind the Success?

According to Belstat data, in Belarus in 2017 the balance of goods and services was positive and amounted to USD 63.2 million. This undoubtedly can be considered as a good economic sign, especially given the fact that for many years the balance of trade in goods and services remained negative.

Progress in Business Climate Improvement in Belarus through the Prism of Surveys of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Вespite a significant improvement in ease of doing business ranking and adopted legislative measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises, their role in the country’s economy has practically not changed in the recent years. Besides, according to surveys SMEs assessment of changes in business conditions became less positive in comparison to 2010.

New legal acts package on encouraging private sector development vs needs of Belarusian business: Results of the small and medium enterprises surveys

The paper compares the assessment of the business environment drawn from SME surveys with progress in the Doing Business ranking and the measures envisaged by the new package of the normative legal acts on encouraging the development of the private sector in Belarus.

27 december 2016 Igor PelipasIrina Tochitskaya

Corruption problems in Belarusian SMB estimate

In the workpaper there is a general estimate of corruption, considered levels of corruption in section of different group features and its influence the economic development of Belarus.

27 june 2016 Irina Tochitskaya, Robert Kirchner, Jörg Franke

Hedging foreign exchange risk in Belarus: Selected issues

In 2015, Belarus made the very important strategic decision of moving towards a floating exchange-rate regime. This was a right and long overdue decision; at the same time, it gave automatically rise to a number of challenges.

17 june 2016 Irina Tochitskaya, Biern Vogler, Robert Kirchner

Reforming of free economic zones in Belarus: which policy to choose?

The analysis of the FEZ’s work gives a contradictory picture of their activity. The FEZ’s contribution in an inflow of foreign direct investments in the country and total employment is at a low level (5% and 3% accordingly). The dynamic of a number of indicators is also worrying.

27 may 2016 Irina TochitskayaDarya Urban, Andrew Eliseev, Elena Artemenko, Alexander Avtushko-Sikorski

Voluntary medical insurance of employees in Belarus

Recommendations relatively to the necessary changes in the system of voluntary medical insurance of employees in Belarus were prepared by the expert group in scopes of project REFORUM.

26 april 2016 Irina Tochitskaya

“Forced liberalization”: consequences and lessons of Kazakhstan’s join the WTO for Belarus

In march 2016 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus stated its intention to complete the negotiations and join the WTO during two-three years. This gave a rise for another round of discussions about possible benefits and costs of country’s membership in this organization.