About me

Professional information

I am currently an adviser to the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia.

I am also a researcher and professor at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, where I teach several graduate-level courses (Global Political Economy, Macroeconomic Policies of EU, Introduction to Financial Economics).

Prior to joining the Ministry, I was a Career Integration Fellow of CERGE-EI, Prague, as a Western-educated economist that has returned to Eastern Europe to take a full-time academic post.

I obtained my PhD from University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in July 2014, from the Money and Finance programme.  My PhD was on income developments after financial crises.

After that, I worked for 6 months as a visiting researcher at the University of Turin, Department of Economics and Statistics.

I also have experience as a researcher at the Macedonian central bank, where I was between 2007 and 2015 (with a break from 2010 until 2013).

I was a Visiting Professor at the University American College Skopje in 2012-2013. I taught two courses at the MSc in Applied Economics programme (Data Analysis and Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting).

In 2012, with some colleagues, we founded the Association of Economic Researchers, Skopje, which aims to stimulate and popularize economic research in the country and the region.

My research area can be broadly defined as applied economics and econometrics. My recent research interest include financial crises, fiscal policy and income inequality.

Personal information

I am married to Biljana Jovanovic, an economist at the Macedonian central bank. We have a son, Maksim.

Apart from economics, I like literature, rock music, football, other sports.