Board of directors

Mihail Arandarenko

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.

Dragan Lončar

Dragan Loncar was born in Belgrade in 1978. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in 2001, completed Master course in Management Studies at the University of Cambridge (Judge Business School) in 2003, and acquired PhD title at the Faculty of Economics in 2007. He was awarded Fulbright scholarship (academic year 2008/2009) for postdoctoral research in financial management. The research was completed during 2009 at the University of Chicago (Booth Business School). He is a CFA charterholder. Currently, he works as a Full Professor and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade. His main area of expertise lies in corporate finance, strategic planning, competition protection, project management and risk management. Dragan is the co-author of textbooks Strategic Management and Project Management and the author of numerous research studies and articles.

Saša Ranđelović

Sasa Randjelovic works as teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economics – University of Belgrade. He is fellow of the Foundation for Advancement of Economics (FREN), in charge of fiscal policy issues, with particular focus on tax policy. He is executive editor of the Quarterly Monitor, FREN’s flagship publication – quarterly bulletin of economic trends and policies in Serbia. In the editorial board of Quarterly Monitor he is in charge for the analysis of fiscal flows and policies.
Sasa was engaged on numerous research projects and since 2011 he is occasionally engaged as external consultant with the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia, including the engagement on preparation of the Mid-term Fiscal Consolidation Plan in the Republic of Serbia 2012-2016. Since 2010 he is engaged as lecturer at the course Formulating Public Policy Proposals and Analysis of Policy Impact, organized by the Department for Human Resources Management of the Government of Serbia. Sasa is member of Serbian Fiscal Association.