The Third Research Project Meeting „Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low and Middle Income Countries“
The third research meeting of all national team representatives in Western Balkan countries consortium related to the international project „ Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low and Middle Income Countries“ was held at the Institute of Economic Sciences, during the September 17th and 18th. This project is supported by the University Illinois in Chicago and funded by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Product Use. The Institute of Economic Science is the regional coordinator of this research among countries in Western Balkan.
Professor Steven B. Caudill visits IES
Steven B.Caudill, Kaye Distinguished Professor & Chair at Florida Atlantic University,visited IES on 02.08.2018, and delivered a lecture on the application of finite mixture models in economics and finance.
IES Summer School of Econometrics
Between 02.07.2018-05.07.2018, in newly equipped and renovated premises of the Institute of Economic Sciences, the first IES Summer School of Econometrics in Serbia took place. IES Summer School of Econometrics 2018 gathered participants from all countries of the Region, and provided them with the opportunity to work in STATA, one of the most popular and most frequently used statistical packages.
Applied Stata Course
Workshop "Applied Stata Course- Deaton's Model of Price Elasticity Estimation using Household Budget Survey Data" was held at the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia during 27th and 28th of June 2018. This Workshop is realized in cooperation with University Illinois in Chicago within research activities on international scientific project „Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low and MIddle Income Countries“. Professor Rijo John, Research Fellow at Centre for Public Policy Research, India and Marko Vladisavljevic, Junior Researcher at Institute of Economic Sciences were lecturers during course.
2nd annual quadrilateral research capacity building 17-18 May
The second annual meeting was orgniased by WIIW institute from VIenna, Economics Institute from Zagreb, Institute of World Economics from Budapest and Institute of Economic Sciences from Belgrade.
There have been presented 16 studies.
Workshop on Tobacco Economics for Central and Eastern Europe
Representatives from Institute of Economic Sciences Jovan Zubovic, Isidora Ljumovic, Mihajlo Đukić and Olivera Jovanović were participated on Workshop regarding Tobacco Economics related to international scientific project Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low and Middle Income Countries. Workshop was held in Poland, Warsaw, May 8-10 2018.
A group of Dutch master students visited IES
On April 24 2018, a group of Dutch master students from the International Institute of Social Sciences, Erasmus University from Rotherdam visited the Institute. On that occasion IES representatives Jovan Zubović, PhD, Mirjana Radović-Marković, PhD, Isidora Ljumović, PhD, Mihajlo Đukić, PhD, Isidora Beraha, PhD and Aleksandra Bradić-Martinović, PhD presented projects in the field of public policy development and analyses.
The students’ group was headed by Karim Knio, PhD.
Kick off – the first meeting of national project teams in the project „Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low- and Middle- Income Countries
The Kick off meeting of all national research teams on the project "Accelerating Progress on Effective Tobacco Tax Policies in Low- and Middle- Income Countries"; was held on February 26th 2018, at the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade. This project is supported by University of Illinois in Chicago and funded by Bloomberg Initiative for Tobacco Reduce. The Institute of Economic Sciences is regional coordinator of tobacco taxation research in the Western Balkan Countries.
Journal Economic Outlook
Forth issue of journal SEE-6 Economic Outlook has been published.
Јournal Nacionalna mreža srednjih preduzeća u Republici Srbiji
The second issue of journal titled "Nacionalna mreža srednjih preduzeća u Republici Srbiji (NMSP)" was published.
Interreg IPA CBC Programme Croatia - Serbia 2014-2020
In April 2017, The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) members of the Interreg IPA CBC Programme Croatia – Serbia 2014-2020 have selected for funding project of the Institute of Economic Sciences entitled Enriching tourism offer for persons with visual impairment and blindness (VISITUS). Project VISITUS is one of the 24 projects selected out of 127 applications within the 1st Call for Proposals, one of 6 selected within Priority Axis 3 - Contributing to the development of tourism and preserving cultural and natural heritage.
Acreditation of the IES
On 3 November 2015, the Committee on Accreditation of scientific and research organizations of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development passed the Decision on accreditation of the Institute of Economic Sciences in Belgrade, Zmaj Jovina 12, as a scientific Institute in the field of social sciences - economics, to conduct scientific and research activities, as it meets the requirements of the Law on Scientific and Research Activities.
The National convent on the European Union (NCEU) is a platform that, in the name of the civil society, gathers the working groups that cover the whole negotiation process with the task to, by communicating directly with the national expert teams, assist and improve the national position in the negotiation process of Serbia's accession to the European Union, but also to protect public and general social interest, as well as to control the fulfillment of what we commit to the EU in the negotiation process. The managers of the NCEU working groups from IES are Marko Malović, PhD and Aleksandar Zdravkovic, MA.