About me

Professional information

I am currently a professor at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, where I teach several graduate-level economic courses: Global Political Economy and Macroeconomic Policies of EU, Introduction to Financial Economics and Recent Trends in Social Policies in Europe.

Between May 2017 and May 2019, I was engaged as an adviser to the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia. I was involved in several important reforms that the Ministry undertook – the tax reform, the social reform and the increase in the minimum wage.

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 also have experience as a researcher at the Macedonian central bank, where I was between 2007 and 2015 (with a PhD break from 2010 until 2013). My main duties there included preparing forecasts for GDP and inflation, writing reports for the board of the bank and the public, as well as doing independent research.

I have also worked as a visiting researcher at the University of Turin, Department of Economics and Statistics, between September 2015 and March 2016, and as a Visiting Professor at the University American College Skopje in 2012-2013, where I taught two courses at the MSc in Applied Economics programme (Data Analysis and Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting).

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.

I have an MSc from the Staffordshire University, UK, Economics for Business Analysis programme. My MSc thesis was on the equilibrium exchange rate of the Macedonian denar.

My research area can be broadly defined as applied economics and econometrics. My recent research interest include income inequality, poverty, labour rights, fiscal policy, social policies etc.