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Dzmitry Kruk

About Dzmitry Kruk

Dzmitry Kruk is a researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Centre (BEROC). His main research interests are finance and economic growth, productivity analysis, and monetary policy. He obtained a BA in economics (2002) and an MA in banking and finance (2004) from 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.

‘No’ To a Monetary Union With Russia

A monetary union between Russia and Belarus has been on the table for ages. In the early 2000s it was not just an attractive political idea but a very likely project that was heavily worked on by the authorities. In the end, economists and analysts concluded that a monetary union with Russia wouldn’t be beneficial for Belarus and they supported their conclusion with three quite powerful arguments. Continue reading ‘No’ To a Monetary Union With Russia