Jelena Zarkovic

Jelena Zarkovic Rakic is Associate Professor of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia and director of the Foundation for the Advancement in Economics (FREN), Belgrade, Serbia. Her research covers subjects in public/labor/family economics, with a particular interest in intra-household inequalities, optimal taxation, labor supply and the efficiency-equity analyses of tax-benefit systems. She has been involved in a number of research projects financed by the European Union, World Bank and DFID. Jelena has published in journals like the Post-communist Economies, International Journal of MicrosimulationVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

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Fields of specialization

Gender & women’s empowerment, Poverty and inequality , Fiscal policy, Labour markets and employment


Title Country Themes
Gender pay gap in times of austerity Serbia Gender & women’s empowerment , Poverty and Inequality , Labour markets and employment
Reduction of child poverty in Serbia: balancing between improved cash-transfers and policies that pro Serbia Poverty and Inequality , Youth and children , Social protection


Professor Jelena Zarkovic
Associate professor
Faculty of Economics Belgrade

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