Jelena Žarković Rakić
Jelena Žarković Rakić is Assistant Professor of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia and director of the Foundation for the Advancement in Economics (FREN), one of the leading research think-tanks in Belgrade. Her research covers public and labour economics, with a particular focus on income inequality and poverty, optimal taxation, labor supply and the efficiency-equity analyses of tax-benefit systems. She has been involved in a number of research projects supported by the EC, DFID, CIDA and SDC. She has been a World Bank consultant on the labour market, social policy and gender inequality. Ms Rakić has published in journals such as Post-Communist Economies, the International Journal of Microsimulation and Economic Annals. She was the editor of the Serbian edition of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century. She has participated in numerous congresses, seminars and workshops in Serbia and abroad.