Seminar "Belarus macroeconomic forecast ahead of structural reforms"

June 2,2016


Hotel “Europe”, Minsk, Belarus

Program

Speakers

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Program

Registration of participants (9.30–10.00)

Official opening (10.00–10.15)

Dr. Holger Rapior, Deputy Head of the German Diplomatic Mission in Belarus

Dr. Inge Toschev, German Economic Team Belarus

Balázs Jarábik, associate fellow at Central European Policy Institute and a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Economic outlook for the region and Belarus (10.15–12.30)

Konstantine Kintsurashvili, Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Skype)
Regional economic outlook

Natalia Akindinova,director of the Development Center of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Skype)
Russian macroeconomic outlook

Dzmitry Kruk, economist at the BEROC, associate expert at the IPM Research Center
Belarus Macroeconomic Forecast

Dmitry Murin, head of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Directorate of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Ensuring macroeconomic stability: Current monetary policy in Belarus

Commentary: Robert Kirchner, German Economic Team Belarus

Discussion. Moderator: Olga Loyko, TUT.BY; participants – speakers and IPM Research Center experts

Presentation of KEF-2016 (12.30–13.00)

Alexander Chubrik, director of the IPM Research Center

Coffee and snacks

Speakers

Natalia Akindinova, director of the Development Center of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

Natalia is director of the Development Center of the National Research University Higher School of Economics since February 2009. After studying finance and credit at the State Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation has worked in the Service of tax checks FTPS Russia. From August 1998 to February 1999 was a researcher of the Research Department of the Bank of Russia. Then, from March 1999 to March 2002 Natalia was an expert at the Research and Charitable Foundation "Expert Institute" . From January 1999 - expert, leading expert, executive director of the Development Center of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

 

Dzmitry Kruk, economist at the BEROC, associate expert at the IPM Research Center

Dzmitry Kruk obtained BA in economics (2002) and MA in banking and finance (2004) from the Belarusian State University. In 2008 finished postgraduate program on economic theory in the Belarusian State University. In 2003 worked as a research assistant for the Scientific and Research Economic Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus. From 2003 till 2010 was a researcher at the IPM Research Center. Since 2004 teaches economic courses in the BSU. Since 2010 holds a position of a researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC).
 
 
 

Robert Kirchner, coordinator of the German Economic Team Belarus

Robert Kirchner is a consultant at Berlin Economics since 2007. After studying economics at the University of Potsdam and the Warwick Business School (UK), he worked as a research fellow at the University of Potsdam for several years. The focus of his research and consulting activities are macroeconomic and financial sector issues, particularly in the context of transition countries. As part of his activities for Berlin Economics, Robert Kirchner is active in a number of economic policy advisory projects in Ukraine, Belarus and the Russian Federation. He is member of the German Advisory Group Ukraine, the German Economic Team Belarus (GET Belarus) and the German Economic Team Moldova (GET Moldova).
 
 
 
 

Dmitry Murin, head of the Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis Directorate of the National Bank of the Rebuplic of Belarus

Dmitry workes at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus since 1998 (current position - since 2015), he began his career there after studying economic cybernetics at the Belarusian State University. While working at the National Bank he worked on monetary policy, financial stability and macro-prudential supervision issues.

 

 

 

 

Irina Tochitskaya, acdemic director of theIPM Research Center

Irina Tochitskaya graduated from Belarusian State Economic University in 1986. She graduated from postgraduate courses of the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences in 1989. She received PhD in 1991 and became a research fellow. She worked as a research fellow for the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1991–1994, 1996–1998. Dr. Tochitskaya was a Chief Specialist of the Department of Economic Analysis at the Joint Stock Bank “Belarusbank” (1994–1996). She worked as a senior research fellow for the Institute of Economics of NAS in 1998–2003. Since 2003 she has been a Deputy Director of the IPM Research Center. She has experience in project management at national and international levels, and specifically she is the Director of the project German Economic Team in Belarus, supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany. As a Team Leader and Senior Expert she has participated in numerous projects supported by the European Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Russia, EERC.

Alexander Chubrik, director of the IPM Research Center

Alexander Chubrik graduated from the Belarusian State University (degree with honors in economic theory, 2000) and post-graduate studies of the Belarusian State University (2003). In December 1999, he entered as an economist to the IPM Research Center (director since September 2011). Between 2000 and 2004, he taught at the Belarusian State University and in 2009 at the European Humanities University in Lithuania. Since 2009, Alexander Chubrik is CASE Research Fellow; between 2007 and 2012, he was a Deputy Director of CASE Belarus in Poland; between December 2009 and January 2011 – Resident Economic Advisor at the Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan (project "Advisory Service for Macroeconomic Management and Institutional Reform" implemented by CASE), between February 2011 and January 2012 – Team Leader of this project. Since 2014, he is the member of the Advisory Board at the National Bank of Belarus.
 
 

Balázs Jarábik, associate fellow at Central European Policy Institute and a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Balázs Jarábik is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Jarábik worked with Pact, Inc. in Kyiv, Ukraine to build its presence as one of the largest international nongovernmental organizations in Eastern Europe. He currently serves as a project director for Pact, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Prior to joining Carnegie, Jarábik was an associate fellow at FRIDE in Madrid. He recently joined the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava as a fellow. He was a civic activist in Slovakia in the 1990s, and he later co-founded the Bratislava-based Pontis Foundation’s international development projects in the Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States. He also worked as an adviser for political parties and civil societies in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with the Slovak parliament and ministry of foreign affairs, and with international institutions including the European Parliament, Freedom House, Council of Europe, United Nations Development Project, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.