Institution: BEROC

Alaksandr Hancharonak

Alaksandr works as a Researcher at BEROC. He graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University in 2018 and has previously worked as an Education and People Research Analyst at EPAM Systems (2017-2021).

(Last updated March 2023)

Violetta Panasevich

Violetta graduated from the Belarusian State University with a degree in Analytical Economics in 2021. In January-February 2021 she did an internship at BEROC and currently holds a position as junior researcher. Her research interests include female entrepreneurship and private sector development.

(Last updated December 2021)

Nadzeya Batava

Nadzeya Batava received her Ph.D. in Economics in 2006. In 2018 she became an Associate Professor at the Belarusian State Technological University, and in 2017 held a fellowship at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Since 2018, she has been working at BEROC as an Analyst in the Green Economy Project.

Her professional interests include green economy and sustainable development.

Maryia Akulava

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Maryia Akulava graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU)  with a specialist degree in Economic Cybernetics in 2005. She obtained her MA degree in Economics from the Kyiv School of Economics (former EERC) in 2008. Since September 2009, Maryia has been working at BEROC and currently holds a position of researcher. Her research interests include labor economics, gender issues, privatization, and SMEs.

Maryia is head of the Belarusian team of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

(Last updated June 2021)

Hanna Aginskaya

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Hanna Aginskaya has been working as a Researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC). She obtained her PhD in Management from Belarusian State Economic University in 2017. Hanna Aginskaya has worked as a project manager assistant in UNIBEP S.A. (2011-2012) and as a project management consultant from 2013 and instructor in Belarusian national technical university during 2012–2013.

Her research interests include small and medium business development, entrepreneurship, strategy, and organizational design, innovations, social capital, and trust.

(Last updated May 2020)

Victor Arshavskiy

Victor Arshavskiy has a PhD in Economics from New York University in 2011. After graduation, he worked at the Graduate School of Management at Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. From September 2013 to August 2017, Victor worked as a Research Scientist at CTED, NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE. Since September 2017 Victor has been working as a Research Fellow at Belarus Economic and Outreach Center. Victor’s fields of interest are Development Economics, International Trade and Financial Economics.

Lev Lvovskiy

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Lev Lvovskiy is a Research Fellow at BEROC. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Perm State Technical University in 2010 and he obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2017. Lev Lvovskiy has been focusing his research on areas such as macroeconomics, demographic economy, economic inequality, and income uncertainty.

(Last updated March 2021)


Irina Tochitskaya

Dr. Irina Tochitskaya has a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics and an M.Sc. in Statistics. Since 2003 Irina Tochitskaya has been working as a Deputy Director and Academic Director of the IPM Research Center in Minsk, Belarus. In 2018, she joined BEROC as a consultant for the Green Economy project.

Her professional interests include trade policy, regional integration, innovation and growth, enterprise development, sustainable development, applied econometrics.

Yauheniya Shershunovich

Yauheniya Shershunovich is an Analyst (Consultant) in the Green Economy Project at BEROC.  She is a PhD candidate in Applied Economics at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn. Her research interests are environmental economics, green and circular economy and sustainable consumption.

(Last updated January 2023)