ULADZIMIR VALETKA was born on January 2, 1977 in Slutsk, Belarus. He obtained his B.A. from Belarusian State Technological University (BSTU) in 1999. In 2000 — 2001 he worked at the Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of the Economy of Belarus. Uladzimir Valetka finished his dissertation on «Industrial Restructuring in Belarus during Transition Period» and received the degree of candidate of economic sciences in 2002. He was the winner of the Stephan Batory Foundation Award for the Best Article on Regional Reforms in 2002. Since 2002 Uladzimir Valetka has begun his teaching activity. In 2004 — 2005 he worked at the Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Now he is an associate professor and a senior research fellow at the BSTU. Dr. Valetka is currently the National Consultant at UNDP and the member of the International Society for New Institutional Economics. He is the author of more then 70 publications on industrial restructuring, industrial clusters and regional development, institutional reforming and property rights issues in transition economies.


Scientific interests
— Economics of Transition
— Reallocation and Industrial Restructuring
— Transaction Costs and Property Rights Economics
— Industrial Organization (L1, L2, L5)
— Urban and Regional Economics (R1, R3)
— Applied Econometrics

Current positions
Senior Researcher, CASE Belarus
Associate Professor in Economics, Belarusian State Technological University

Projects at CASE Belarus
«The support of small privatization in Belarus by facilitating the access of small and medium entreprises to the commercial property»
«City Size Distribution Dynamics in Transition Economies: A Cross-Country Investigation»

Education
Ph.D. (Candidate of Economic Sciences, 2002) Belarusian State Technological University. Title of doctoral thesis: Industrial Restructuring in Belarus during Transition Period
A.B. (summa cum laude in Economics and Management, 1999), Belarusian State Technological University

Selected publications
Valetka U., Tak lub nie dla reform? // Partner na Wschodzie. — 2002. — № 3. — Р. 39-49.
Valetka U. (with Kalupaieu U.), An ideal economic model for Belarus / Belarus Reform Scenarios, Warsaw: S. Batory Foundation, 2003. — Р. 142-169.
Valetka U. (with Dutkowski M. and Heizler P.), Strategies of the Regional Development: from Theory to Practice, Minsk, Raunadzienstva, 2004, 153 p. (in Belarusian)
Valetka U., Institutional barriers for industrial restructuring / The Geopolitical Aspects of the Transformation Process in Central and East-Central Europe / ed. by T. Michalski. — Gdynia: Wydawnictwo Bernardinum, 2006. — Р. 197-209.
Valetka U. (with S. Naurodski), Comparative performance of Belarusian industries: the lens of Economic Value Added. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference «Economy, Valuation and Management of Real Estate and Natural Resources»  April 28-230, 2010, Minsk, Belarus. Minsk: BSTU, p. 29-41.
Valetka U., The evolution of the cities’ size distribution in Belarus and Poland in 1970-2009: a rank-size rule and Markov chains analysis /
U. Valetka, Selected aspects of transformation in countries of Central and Central-Eastern Europe / ed. by A. Kuczabski. — Pelplin: Bernardinum, 2010. — Р. 190-207.
U. Valetka,  Development and side effects of remittances in the CIS countries: The case of Belarus, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, 2013.