Creative Economy Lab

The aim of the Lab is to improve experimental scientific research in the field of creative economy, develop and establish comparative indicators for monitoring this field and encourage excellence in the field of economy of culture and creative industries.
The Lab is the result of FREN’s institutional cooperation with the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Cetinje, the Institute of Economics, Sarajevo, the Institute for Development Policy, Priština and the Faculty of Management, Metropolitan University.
Network Leader

Hristina Mikić

Dr. Hristina Mikić is an associate professor at the Metropolitan University in Belgrade in the field of creative economy and finance and head of the research and development department at the Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is one of the founders of the economics of culture and creative industries in our region. Since 2020, she has been managing the “Creative Glass Serbia” initiative which connects cultural heritage, the tradition of Paraćin glassmaking and the glass industry. She applied her scientific knowledge in practice, working as a consultant and advisor in leading international and bilateral organizations such as UNESCO, World Bank, Council of Europe, UNDP, British Council.


Edin Jašarović

Ph.D. Edin Jašarović was born in Podgorica Montenegro in 1982. His professional background it could be mainly described as a producer as well as Associate professor from Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Montenegro where is he mainly preoccupied with academic interest in Cultural Policy, Economy of Cultural Policy, Management in Culture and Creative Industry subject not solely on his own Faculty, where he now serves as a Dean, but he teaches this subjects on Faculty of Fine Arts, Musical Academy and Faculty of Political Science as well. Beside this, during his professional career he has conducted several national and international projects and festivals, giving also the support of framing some of the national, local and regional policy papers and research in culture.

Ardiana Gashi

Ardiana Gashi holds a PhD degree in Economics, obtained in 2007, at Staffordshire University in Great Britain. Ardiana is a Professor at University of Prishtina, teaching Labour Economics, Gender Economics, Statistics and Econometrics. Ardiana’s experience is primarily focused on labour markets, education and gender related areas. Ardiana has published papers in labour market area and has been contributed to development of national strategies for employment and education.

Amila Pilav-Velić

Prof. dr Amila Pilav-Velić is associate professor and Vice Dean for Scientific Research and Projects  at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo. She earned her PhD thesis in the field of Innovation Management. She completed  PostDoc research at Freie Universität Berlin, Chair for Innovation Management. Her main areas of expertise include Innovation management, particularly Open Innovation and Business Model Innovation and Digital transformation.

As pioneer of Innovation in her country she has been participated in many relevant projects including consultancy in the field. Also, she has considerable knowledge and extensive experience in EU funding programmes and projects.  Amila is founder of the first University incubator in the country.

Branko Radulović

Dr. Branko Radulović (Serbia) is a full professor of Basic Economics and Economic Analysis of Law at the Faculty of Law University of Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade and obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Birningham. He received his doctorate in the field of economic analysis of law and institutional economics at the University of Turin. As a visiting researcher, he stayed at Cornell University (USA). His professional interests include economic analysis of law, privatization, bankruptcy and restructuring, as well as applied econometrics. For many years, he has been engaged by international financial and other organizations (World Bank, EBRD, UNDP, WIPO).