Aleksandra Anić

Aleksandra Anić works as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade since 2011 and as a researcher at Foundation for Advancement in Economics since 2014. She obtained PhD at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade in 2019. She was engaged as researcher in many projects dealing with labour market, inequality and social policy. She uses microeconometric techniques in her research, especially newly developed ones. Her experience consists of broad range of labour market topics, such as unemployment and inactivity trap, gender pay gap, influence of children on female activity and employment, childcare policies, poverty and tax-benefit microsimulation models. Although she focuses more on microeconometric analysis, she has good macroeconometric knowledge and she is also interested in macro labour market analysis.

Danko Brčerević

Danko Brčerević is Chief Economist at the Fiscal Council, where he started working in 2011. From 2008 to 2011 he worked at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Government of the Republic of Serbia. In 2008, he was appointed Coordinator of Economic Development and European Integration Department, and in 2010 he became Head of Sustainable Development Unit. From 2005 to 2008 Danko Brčerević worked as Researcher at the Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN). Since 2005 he has been a regular author of the Economic Activities section and since 2007 author of comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic trends (Review section) of The Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia, FREN’s publication.

Cristiano Perugini

Cristiano Perugini is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Perugia, Italy and an IZA Research Fellow.
His main research interests include functional and personal income distribution, wage inequality, labour market institutional settings and performance, and gender disparities.
He has been visiting fellow at Bofit, Bank of Finland (2018); Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo (2017); FREN, Belgrade, (2016); Higher School of Economics, Moscow (2015); IOS, Regensburg (2014 and 2012); and University of Brighton (2013 and 2011).
He has published in Labour Economics, World Development, The Cambridge Journal of Economics, The Review of Income and Wealth, Economic Modelling, Economics of Transition, Economic Systems, International Labour Review, among others.

Ana Aleksić Mirić

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.

Mirjana Gligorić Matić

Mirjana Gligorić Matić works as assistant 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).

Irena Janković

Irena Jankovic is associate professor at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade on courses: Financial Markets, Securities Analysis, Investments, Portfolio management, Mathematics and Modelling for Finance, Principles of Banking and Finance (LSE), Asset Pricing and Financial Markets (LSE), Principles of Corporate Finance (LSE) and Monetary Economics (LSE). 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. She is engaged on the project State Owned Financial Institutions.
Ms. Jankovic also teaches the Securities Commission’s broker certification course as well as Financial Analysis Fundamentals in Excel course organized by the NICEF 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

Sunčica Vujić

Sunčica Vujić obtained a PhD degree from the Econometrics Department at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam in 2009.  Prior to this, she has received an MPhil degree from the Tinbergen Institute (TI) in Amsterdam in 2002, an MA degree from the Economics Department at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest in 2000, and a BSc degree from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade in 1997.
She is employed as an Associate Professor of Applied Econometrics and Labour Economics at the University of Antwerp (with tenure). She also holds a Honorary Senior Lectureship position at the Department of Economics at the University of Bath. She is further a Research Affiliate with the IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Global Labor Organisaion (GLO).
Her research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and focus on education, crime, health, gender, and the position of different groups in the labour market, such as: (1) Youth at risk of crime, unemployment, and teen pregnancy; (2) Labour market position of women – gender pay and pension gaps, career progression and glass ceiling, discrimination; (3) Inequality and intergenerational mobility – equalisation of educational attainment of those from different socioeconomic backgrounds as an important tool for improving the equality of opportunity in society.
Her research is published in peer-reviewed international journals ranked on the Web of Science (WoS), such as the Economic Journal, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Law, Economics & Organisation, the Health Economics, the Economics Letters, and the German Economic Review, among others, and is widely cited.
She has received grants and scholarships as a sole recipient, principal  (PI) or co-investigator (CI) from the European Union (FP7, Tempus, Erasmus+); University of Antwerp; the Flemish Government (VIONA, FWO); the EU-UNICEF (Serbia and Macedonia); the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (Serbia); the Royal Economic Society (UK); the Global Development Network (GDN); the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation, Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) Western Balkans; the Serbian Government (Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit). In 2018, she organised the annual conference of the European Association of Population Economists (ESPE) at the University of Antwerp, with 300+ participants and 270+ presenters (visit:

Tanasković Svetozar

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.”

Dragan Aleksić

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).

Nemanja Vuksanović

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).

Lara Lebedinski

Lara Lebedinski is Research Associate at the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade. Lara holds a PhD from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. Lara is a senior expert of the European Expert Network on Economics of Education. Her research is in the field of economics of education and labour economics. Lara has worked as a consultant for international organisations such as the European Traning Foundation, UNICEF, UNDP and World Bank, among others. She is currently working on the effect of in utero shocks on child development, educational outcomes of minorities and the evaluation of active labour market policies. Lara presented her research in international and national conferences.  She has been published in leading international journals such as World Development, Economics of Transition, International Journal of Manpower, Eastern European Economics and others.

Marko Vladisavljević

Marko Vladisavljević is a researcher at the FREN and Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia. He recently obtained a PhD in Econometrics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. During his career he worked as a consultant for the World bank, ILO and UN and have received numerous scholarships for academic and applied research projects. His scientific activity is mainly focused in the fields of applied labour economics, wage and income inequality, subjective well-being, and econometrics, as well as on the impact of institutional factors on these labour market outcomes. He particularly focuses on labour market dualities such as gender inequalities, public / private duality, and focuses on the region of the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe. His work often results in recommendations for decision-makers in the fields of economic and social policy, and has been used extensively by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy of the Serbian Government; as well as Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia.  His recent work has been published in academic journals such as Labour Economics and Cambridge Journal of Economics, VOLUNTAS,  Economics of Transition and Psychological Reports, while his work has also been published in several books chapters for distinguished international publishers such as Palgrave and Springer.