Mihail Arandarenko is Full Professor of Labour Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN). He obtained his PhD from the University of Belgrade in 1998 and spent academic 1999-2000 as post-doctoral fellow at the Collegium Budapest – Institute for Advanced Study. He has published extensively, including the monographs: ’Labour Market in Serbia: Trends, Institutions, Policies’ (2011), ‘Mapping Serbian Labor Market’ (2006), ‘Development of Social Policy in Serbia and Montenegro’ (2003), and ‘Economic Theory in Transition’ (1997). Prof. Arandarenko’s research areas include labour markets, employment programmes, industrial relations and social policy. He has been consulting short and long term for leading international agencies, including the World Bank, UNDP, ILO, EAR, OECD, USAID etc. He is a national correspondent of the European Employment Observatory, a project of the European Commission. He is a member of Employment Council of Serbia since 2001. He served as the Lead Advisor for the implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategy of Serbia (2004-2005), Chairman of the Task Force for the preparation of National Employment Strategy (2005) and Chairman of the Working Group for the preparation of the Law on employment and insurance in case of unemployment (2009). He was a Visiting Professor at City University of New York (CUNY) in 2019, and at London School of Economics 2014-2015.