Jelena Žarković Rakić, director of FREN, on "How to reduce child poverty in Serbia" at regional television station "N1".
Born on 6th of January 1988. Graduated at Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Department for Statistics, Inforamtics and Quantitative Finance, major Quantitative Finance, Septembre 2010. International Masters in Quantitative Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, thesis: Cointegration Analysis of Unemployment in Serbia, January 2013. Currently employed at Faculty of Economcis, University of Belgrade, teachnig assistant at the course Economics Statistics, July 2011. Researcher at FREN, 2014
Ana Aleksić Mirić works as a Senior researcher for FREN on projects: FP7 Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies (EFESEIIS), The level of corporate governance in public companies founded by Republic of Serbia, Networking of business and educational sectors, etc. Areas of her expertise are Organization of Enterprises, Organizational Design and Knowledge Management. She served as a World Bank Institute consultant, and worked on EU funded projects through IPA and FP 7 platforms, as well as a researcher on the project supported by Serbian Ministry of Science in the domain of the effects reform within Serbian economy have on growth, employment, competitive market structure and competitiveness of firms. She is also experienced in business consulting activities to both private and public organizations, providing consultancy and training in the area of organizational structuring, leadership, performance management and other organization design concerning areas.
Cristiano Perugini (born 16.08.1972) works at the Department of Economics at the University of Perugia, where he carries out research and teaching activities. In 2010 he attained the habilitation for Associate Professor (Economics). In 2002 he receivedhis PhD Diploma from the University of Naples Federico II and the University of Siena. During his Phd studies he also attained aMsc diploma in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Since 2002 he has been teaching Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Environmental Economics, Emerging Markets. In 2012 he has been awarded the EU Jean Monnet Chair SWING (see: http://www2.ec.unipg.it/swing/index.html).
His main current research areas include regional development disparities patterns and determinants, transition dynamics and effects on inequality and labour markets, local development, regional labour markets, income distribution dynamics at country and regional level. He is currently leading the EU J. Monnet research & information project INEQ (see: http://www2.ec.unipg.it/ineq/index.html). He published his works in The Review of Income and Wealth, The International Labour Review, Journal of Policy Modeling, Economic Modelling, The Annals of Regional Science, and Economic Systems, among others.
More info at: http://www.unipg.it/~perugini/
Danko Brčerević is a Special Advisor at the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia since 2011. From 2005 until 2008, he worked as a Researcher at the Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES) and at the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN), Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. Since October 2005 he has been a regular columnist of the Economic Activities section and one of the editors of The Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia, FREN’s publication. In 2008 he was engaged as the Coordinator of the Economic Development and European Integration Department, at the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office for European Integration, Government of the Republic of Serbia, where in 2010 he was Head of Sustainable Development Unit.
Dragan Aleksic graduated in 2012, completed the master's degree in 2014 and enrolled in doctoral studies in 2014 at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade. Currently working on a PhD dissertation. He has been employed at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade since 2013. Has been teaching assistant since 2015. His primary fields of interests refer to labour market, active labour market policies, vulnerable groups on the labour market and minimum wage on the labour market. At the undergraduate level he is teaching Principles of Economics and Labour Economics. Dragan has worked on several research projects in collaboration with FREN: Evaluation of the package of services for youth and active employment policy measures aimed at youth; Strengthening the Labour Market Research Network – Toward the Understanding of the Political Economy of Unemployment in the Western Balkans (with RRPP, ISSP, UACS); Analysis of capacity and organizational structure of the participants of social dialogue in Serbia (with NICEF).
Galjina Ognjanov teaches at the Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade, holding doctoral degree from the same institution since 2005. She has been affiliated with FREN since its foundation. As a researcher she has been involved in various international and national scientific projects in the fields of economic development and compettiveness, marketing and consumer behaviour. In addition, in the filed of labour market (labour market skills, collective bargaining, employment promotion and promoting employability of vulnerable groups, such are youth and Roma) she has been engaged as a consultant and/or project evaluator by a number of international agencies and institutions, among others: EC, ILO, UNDP and USAID. She has authored two books and one textbook and co-authored two books in marketing communications, negotiations and public relations. She has published research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journal as well as collection of essays in Serbian and English.
Irena Jankovic is assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade on courses: Financial Markets, Securities Analysis, Investments, Portfolio management and Mathematics and Modelling for Finance. As an associate of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) she analyzed remittance inflows and their potential impact on the reduction of the shadow economy, financial stability and economic growth in the projects Policy Measures to Formalize the Shadow Economy and their Effects on Economic Growth in Serbia and Forecasting the size and effects of emigration and remittances is four Western-Balkan countries.
Ms. Jankovic also teaches the Securities Commission's broker certification course as well as Financial Analysis Fundamentals in Excel course organized by the Center for Permanent Professional Education at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade. She has participated and presented papers in a significant number of national and international conferences. She is a member of the Serbian Scientific Society of Economists
Mirjana Gligorić works as assitant professor at the Faculty of Economics – University of Belgrade.
She has been a collaborator of the Foundation for Advancement of Economics since 2007.
She is in charge of the analysis of Balance of Payments and Foreign Trade in the editorial board of Quarterly Monitor (QM).
Nemanja Vuksanovic graduated in June 2013, as the best student of the Economic analysis and policy modul. He completed his master studies in July 2015, after successfully defended master thesis in the area of Economics of Education. PhD studies enrolled in October 2015 at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, majoring in Economics. He works at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade since 2014, performing exercies on the following subjects: Principles of Economics, Modern Economic Systems and Institutional Economics. The main areas of interest and research: Economics of Education and Institutional Economics. Member of the Society for Institutional and organizational economics (SIOE). Also, a researcher at the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN). He participated in the following projects: "Global Competitiveness Index of Serbia-Data collection and research and analysis of objective factors and the perception of the business environment" (Open Society Fund); "The role of government in the new model of economic growth of Serbia" (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia); "The characteristic of the teaching staff in the educational system of Serbia: Analysis of earnings, gender representation and age of teachers at all educational levels" (Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia and the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of Serbia); "Monitoring the social situation in Serbia" (FREN and SeConS).
Sasa Randjelovic works as teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economics – University of Belgrade. He is fellow of the Foundation for Advancement of Economics (FREN), in charge of fiscal policy issues, with particular focus on tax policy. He is executive editor of the Quarterly Monitor, FREN’s flagship publication – quarterly bulletin of economic trends and policies in Serbia. In the editorial board of Quarterly Monitor he is in charge for the analysis of fiscal flows and policies.
Sasa was engaged on numerous research projects and since 2011 he is occasionally engaged as external consultant with the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia, including the engagement on preparation of the Mid-term Fiscal Consolidation Plan in the Republic of Serbia 2012-2016. Since 2010 he is engaged as lecturer at the course Formulating Public Policy Proposals and Analysis of Policy Impact, organized by the Department for Human Resources Management of the Government of Serbia. Sasa is member of Serbian Fiscal Association.
Sunčica Vujić received her PhD diploma from the Econometrics Department, VU University Amsterdam in 2009. Since 2011. she works as the Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bath since 2011. She is Associate Researcher at the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) since 2010. Her main research is in the field of applied labour economics, with a focus on economics of education, crime, health, poverty and inequality.
Sunčica has worked and is currently active on several research projects in collaboration with FREN: Evaluation of the Active Labour Market Programme “Severance To Job” (CESID and UNDP Serbia); Behavioural Microsimulation Modelling and Structural Labour Supply: Evaluating the Effects of Working Tax Credit in Serbia (CERGE‐EI Global Development Network (GDN) Research Competition); Gender Pay Gap in the Western Balkan Countries: Evidence from Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia (Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP), Western Balkans); Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: The Case of Macedonia (RRPP, Western Balkans).
Tanasković Svetozar works as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade. He is engaged in the work of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) as a member of the editorial board and author of the section "Monetary Flows and Policy" in professional publications Quarterly Monitor. His primary field of interest is analyses of transitional dynamics of the countries of Central Eastern Europe and the characteristics of their institutional arrangements. He worked on projects "Secondary analysis of data obtained through research Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC)" (Republic of Serbia, SIPRU, UNDP); "Increasing the capacity of union representatives "(Konrad-Adeanaure-Stiftung) and is currently engaged as a researcher on the project of the Ministry of science and technological development "The role of government in the new model of economic growth of Serbia."