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Dragana Marjanovic holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. She has specialized in the area of employment promotion of the labour market disadvantaged. Most importantly, she has managed the ILO component of the UN Youth Employment and Migration Joint Programme providing policy and institutional capacity development aiming at supporting the employment of the most disadvantaged youth (Roma, PWD, beneficiaries of Centers for Social Work, etc.), also through the integration of employment and social protection services. She has also managed a research analyzing the existing legal framework within which social enterprises currently operate in Serbia and providing recommendations for legislation improvement and engaged in the capacity development of key national stakeholders through the organization of a social-entrepreneurship study visit to Trento, Italy.
Jelena Zarkovic Rakic is Assistant Professor of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia and director of the Foundation for the Advancement in Economics (FREN), Belgrade, Serbia. Her research covers subjects in public/labor/family economics, with a particular interest in intra-household inequalities, optimal taxation, labor supply and the efficiency-equity analyses of tax-benefit systems. She has been involved in a number of research projects financed by the European Union, World Bank and DFID. Jelena has published in journals like the International Journal of Microsimulation, Economic Annals. She also writes for the Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia covering trends on employment and wages.
Lara Lebedinski is a researcher at Foundation for the Advancement in Economics (FREN), Belgrade, Serbia. Lara received her PhD in Economics from Bocconi University in 2012 and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at Université catholique de Louvain. She published in the International Journal of Manpower. She has worked as consultant for Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Her research is in the field of applied labour economics and economics of education.
Marko Vladisavljević is a researcher in FREN and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. He is interested in a wide range of applied labour issues, with a focus on poverty, gender impact, and labour market policies. He has been involved in a number of research projects financed by the World Bank, ILO, UN Organizations and has received several scholarships for research.
Ana Aleksić Mirić is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, where she teaches Organization of Enterprises, Organizational Design and Knowledge Management. She holds MSci and PhD degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade (PhD in 2009 – “Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management in Strategic Alliances: Organizational Design Perspective”).
During her PhD education she was a visiting scholar on Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, USA and Carnegie Mellon University, USA. 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.
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.