Pavle Petrović, President of the Fiscal Council
Professor of economics at University of Belgrade where he lectures econometrics and macroeconomics. Main interests are empirical research in macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy: fiscal and monetary. He published in international journals such as: Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Cambridge Journal of Economics, etc. and refereed for most of them. Visiting fellow at Harvard, Princeton and Cornell Universities. Served as the chief editor of Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia,(2007 – 2011), a publication that regularly addresses fiscal policy and reform in Serbia. Co-founder and director of CES Mecon (1992-1999.) a think-tank, where he led projects on macro-stabilization and reforms in transition. He was the President of National Bank of Serbia Council (2003-2004), and assistant finance minister in government of Serbia (2001-2002).
Nikola Altiparmakov, member of the Fiscal Council
Nikola Altiparmakov is a macroeconomist specialized in the field of public finance. He has studied at internationally renowned universities, including University of California at Berkeley, and University of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Economics, Cum Laude, and a Master degree in Economics, with specialization in macroeconomics. Nikola has been working in the Serbian public finance sector since 2003. He has started his professional career as a Debt Analyst within the Serbian Treasury, advancing to the position of Macro-Fiscal Consultant within the Ministry of Finance. During the 2005 to 2007 period, Nikola served as the Economic Adviser within the Serbian Tax Administration, monitoring the introduction of Value Added Taxation and exploring feasible approaches to reforming the Personal Income Tax. Nikola spent the following two years working as a Senior Economist on the pension reform project, analyzing the possibilities for establishing fiscally sustainable and socially adequate pension system in Serbia. During the 2008 to 2010 period, Mr. Altiparmakov served as a Fiscal Policy Advisor on the Serbian Economic Growth Project, analyzing the long-term sustainability of public finances in Serbia. Nikola has published a number of a research articles in leading domestic and international journals covering public finance issues.
Vladimir Vučković, member of the Fiscal Council
Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Economics at the Megatrend University in Belgrade, where he teaches a group of courses in finance and international economics. He got his bachelors, masters and PhD in Economics from University of Belgrade. Author of more than 70 papers and co-author of a textbook. He was a member of the editorial board of Monthly analysis and prognosis and Quarterly monitor and Macroeconomic analysis and trends. Since January 2011 he is chief editor of Macroeconomic Analysis and Trends (MAT). Vladimir Vučković is associate member of the Scientific Society of Economists. He participated in numerous projects and researches, supported by the federal government, the Serbian government, republican ministries, the National Bank of Serbia, the European Agency for Reconstruction and other national and international organizations. He was an economic advisor to the Policy and legal advice center, the EU project under the European Agency for Reconstruction in Serbia.