Gorana Krstić was born in 1967 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade in 1990 and finished her master studies in Statistics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade in 1996. She obtained her PhD in Economics at School of Social Sciences, Sussex University in 2002.
She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. Her main research interests are the labour markets, informal economy, poverty and social policy. She has published (and edited) 12 monographs in these fields and has had more than 40 articles published in both national and international journals. She is co-author and co-editor of the forthcoming book “Formalizing the Shadow Economy in Serbia, Policy Measures and Growth Effects“ (Springer) and co-author of the text book “Economic Statistics“ (Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade). She has been consulting short and long term for leading international agencies, including the World Bank, UNDP, ILO, EC and USAID. She has been World Bank consultant for the labour market, poverty and social policy for the regions of South Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. She has won a few competitions for individual and institutional research for which she was the team leader (National Bank of Serbia, Vienna Institute for International Studies, UNDP, UN, USAID). She has participated in a number of congresses, seminars and workshops in Serbia and abroad.