There is a difference in wages between men and women in Serbia, and data show that women, although they have the same level of education and years of work experience, earn about 12% less than men, said the director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) Jelena Žarković Rakić, at the conference "Gender inequality on the labor market" held on February 11th at UN House in Belgrade... Read more


The conference entitled "Inequality and Social Protection in South East Europe" was held on October 22, 2018 at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade. The workshop was opened by Sasa Randjelovic, vice-dean for finance and international cooperation of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade, Jelena Zarkovic, director of the Foundation for the Advancement of... Read more


Foundation for the Advancement of Economics - FREN invites you to the Workshop on “Inequality and Social Protection in South East Europe”, which will be held on 22 October at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. The workshop is organized by the International Inequalities Institute, the London School of Economics - LSE in collaboration with the LSEE Research Network on Social... Read more


Promotion of the book "Women and Work - Towards a Political Economy of Transition" by Sonja Avlijaš was held on Thursday, 23 March 2018 in the Professors' Hall at the Faculty of Economics. Prof. Dr Jelena Žarković Rakić, prof. Dr Mihail Arandarenko, prof. Dr Radovan Pejanović, editor Bora Babić and the author spoke about the book. Sonja Avlijaš is a researcher at the Laboratory for ... Read more


Belgrade, 22.02.2018. The goal of the panel discussion, titled "How equal and equitable is health care in Serbia?", organized by FREN and SeConS to mark the 4th edition on the Monitoring Social Situation in Serbia (MONS) web platform, was to present latest data and to open for debate main issues related to health and health care in Serbia. The panellists,   Prof. Slobodan Cvejić, PhD,... Read more


11.12.2017. ANALYSING INCOME INEQUALITY IN SERBIA: FROM DATA TO POLICY. The study titled "Analyzing Income Inequality in Serbia: From Data to Policy" was presented today in the event Social Dialogue Forum - Income Inequality in Serbia, organized by the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia and Nezavisnost TUC in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Inequality in the... Read more


04-05.12.2017. Within the scientific conference "Economy: Employment and Labour in the 21st Century", organized by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, FREN associates presented analyzes of labor market institutions and policies in Serbia, with special emphasis on the position of young people and women. A minister without portfolio in charge... Read more


Serbia’s public debt and fiscal deficit are lower than projected in the original program agreement between the IMF and the Government of Serbia. Moreover, fiscal restraints have not significantly hampered economic growth over the past three years of program duration. Instead, economic growth has exceeded IMF’s projections at the onset of the implementation of fiscal consolidation measures. This... Read more


HOW AND TO WHICH EXTENT SHOULD POLITICAL ACTORS RELY ON SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH   The director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economic (FREN), Jelena Žarković Rakić, emphasized the importance of understanding the needs and capacities of the main actors in the political decision making process, during the conference Social sciences and political institutions: Challenging the boundaries... Read more


FREN Chairman of the Board Mihail Arandarenko attends the Annual IMF and World Bank Meeting in Washington, as one of eight invited academic guests of the IMF from around the world. He had the opportunity to meet with Mr. David Lipton, the first deputy of the director of the IMF Kristine Lagard, as well as to participate in the work of several panel discussions on the future of labour, the... Read more