BELGRADE, February 22, 2013 – Employed women in Serbia have higher qualifications than men – but still earn less than men, according to new research, conducted in partnership between researchers from FREN and the Skoplje-based University American College Skopje (UACS), and supported by the Regional Research Promotion Programme and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.  The... Read more


The promotion of the 30th issue of the "Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia" will be held at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, Professors' Hall on Thurssday, December 20th, at 12.00 am. Guests were addressed by Branislav Boričić, Ana Jolović, Milojko Arsić, Boško Živković, Katarina Đulić and Branko Radulović.     Read more


A meeting was held between representatives of Standard & Poor's and FREN in the FREN's premises as part of the regular annual audit of the Republic of Serbia's credit ratings. Emphasis, at the meeting, was on current situtaion of Serbia's economy and labour market trends. Main discussion topics were the estimates of the real GDP growth... Read more


On behalf of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Belgrade (FES) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) it is our pleasure to invite you to the lecture titled "The Great Recession in Europe:from automatic stabilisers to discretional consolidation measures" by Francesco Figari, Assistant Professor of Public Finance at the University of Insubria - Varese (Italy) and... Read more


FREN research associates, Jelena Zarkovic Rakic and Sasa Randjelovic, have participated at the 2nd microsimulation workshop which took place on 11-12 October 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. The workshop was organized by the Institute for Social and Economic research – ISER – at the University of Essex. This research workshop brought together policy makers, users of EUROMOD (tax-benefit micro-... Read more


Within the framework of the project ”Making work pay - the case of Serbia and Macedonia” funded by the Regional Research Promotion Program (RRPP) Western Balkans, on 26 and 27 October 2012 at the University American College in Skopje (UACS),  FREN's research fellows, Sasa Randjelovic and Marko Vladisavljevic, delivered a course on development of tax-benefit micro-simulation model ... Read more


At the conference entitled "Women's entrepreneurship in Serbia - characteristics, barriers and support measures needed" organized by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and UN Women, marking the occasion of the European week of small and medium enterprises, the results of Fren's project "Gender Impact Analysis of Existing Support Measures for Entrepreneurship in Serbia" were presented. FREN's... Read more


In the premises of the Institute of Economic Sciences agreement was signed between the Regional Research Promotion Programme Western Balkans (RRPP) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) regarding the project Making Work Pay in Western Balkan Countries: The Case of Serbia and Macedonia . The project will be implemented in the period from June 2012 to June 2013. Read more


The promotion of the 29th issue of the "Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia" will be held at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade, Professors' Hall on Tuesday, September 25th, at 11.00 am. Guests were addressed by Joe Lowther, Chief of Party of the USAID Business Enabling Project, Milojko Arsić - Editor in Chief of QM and  Saša Ranđelović, Faculty of... Read more


In 2011 FERN became the local partner of the World Economic Forum on the "Global Competitiveness Report" project, on an ongoing basis. The project consists of gathering the information from the directors of domestic firms in the form of a survey. Based on the results of the survey and internationally comparable data bases GCI (Global Competitiveness Index), as a measure of national... Read more