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Visiting Research Fellow

Ph.D. University of Milan, Italy
Ph.D., University of Leicester, UK
B.A., Belarusian State University, Belarus

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Maksim Belitski is a visiting Research Fellow at the at the Institute of Development Strategies, Indiana University Bloomington and a research fellow at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK. He worked as a Research fellow at Brunel University Business School (UK), Teaching fellow at University College London (UK) and University of Leicester (UK), Lecturer at the University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia), Senior lecturer at the Belarusian State University (Belarus). Born in 1980, he studied international economics at Belarusian State University where he received his undergraduate and postgraduate degree as Candidate of Science in International Economics. After a scholarship at the University of Milan, Department of Economics he moved to the University of Leicester to continue his Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and cities. His research areas include the impact of knowledge expenditure and IPR protection on venture’s performance and innovation outcomes, creativity and regional economic development; entrepreneurship in cities; applied macro and microeconomics; urban economics. Dr. Belitski received his Ph.D. in entrepreneurship in 2011 from the Leicester University, UK and another PhD in Economics from the University of Milan (Italy) in 2012. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at SPEA 2011-2012. He has published in such journals as strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Sustainable Economy, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Journal of International Law and International Relations and others.

Professional Experience
  • Research Fellow, Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, UK December 2011 - present
  • Research Fellow, Brunel University West London, Business School, July 2010– August 2011.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Leicester, UK, September 2009 – September 2011
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London, UK, October 2009 – April 2010
  • Visiting Lecturer in Economics, Department of National Economy, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, September 2008 – February 2010
  • Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania, September 2007 – June 2008
  • Lecturer in International Economics, Department of International Economic Relations, Belarusian State University, Belarus, September 2005 – October 2007
Professional Interests
Innovation, Creativity and Economic development; Entrepreneurship; Applied macro and microeconomics; Urban Economics.
Grants and Contracts
  • Office of national statistics and the UK data archive, Returns to eco-innovation (September 2011 – present)
  • $11,000 Fulbright Scholarship, Entrepreneurship and the City: Evidence from Europe and Beyond with David Audretsch (September 2011 – January 2012)
  • 19,500€ Global Development Network, The World Bank and CERGE University Prague, Driving Urban Economic growth: within Europe and beyond with Francesco Moscone (November 2008 - December 2009)
  • 8,000€ International Visegrad Fund, ‘International Trade and Business in the Visegrad group countries during the transition’ with Jana Peliova (September 2009 – March 2010)
  • $14,000 Economic and Education Research Consortium, for ‘Internationalization of Heterogeneous Firms in a Union state of Russia and Belarus: convergence, gravity and policy-making’ with Georgio Barba-Navaretti (December 2008 –December 2009)
  • 9,000€ Ministries of Education of Belarus and Lithuania, ‘National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD students, University Teachers and Researchers’ with Jonas Chicinkas (September 2007 - June 2008)
  • $4,000 Open Society Institute, International Higher Education Support Program (2006 - 2007)
Selected Publications
  • Arora, A., Athreye, S., Belitski, M. 2011. ‘Patent incentives and R&D’. Intellectual Patent Office UK project report No. 11003.
  • Belitski, M., Korosteleva, J. 2012. Entrepreneurship and cities: Evidence from post-communist world. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Special Issue Entrepreneurship and Strategy in Emerging Economies.
  • Belitski, M. 2011. Essays on Macroeconomics, self-employment and small business in cities, Ph.D. thesis, University of Leicester, Leicester, July 2011.
  • Belitski, M., Péliová, J. 2011. Output Sustainability to Exogenous and Endogenous Shocks: Evidence from Emerging Economies. International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 3 (3), pp. 255-280
  • Belitski, M., Korosteleva, J. 2011. Entrepreneurship and cities: Evidence from post-communist world, WIFO Working Papers, 2011.
  • Belitski, M., Korosteleva, J. 2010. Entrepreneurial activity across European cities Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 30: Iss. 4, Article 12.
  • Belitski, M., Péliová, J. 2009. Analysis of ad-hoc monetary shocks in Central and Eastern Europe. New economy, Vol. 2 (ISSN 1336-1732), 86—99.
  • Belitski, M. 2008. International trade and growth: meta analysis of research 1970s-2000. Journal of international law and international relations. (ISSN 2072-0513). Vol 3, 88—93.
  • Belitski, M. (2006) Cross-border Labour Markets: Methodology, Features of Formation and Problems of Development. Journal on International law and International Relations, Vol. 3, 91—94.
  • Belitski, M. 2005. Economic Aspects of Cross-border Immigration in the Republic of Belarus, Journal of International law and International Relations, Vol. 1, pp. 81—86.


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