Serbia: IES

Institute of Economic Sciences (IES)

The Institute of Economic Sciences (founded in 1958) is a non-profit academic think-tank institution, owned by the Republic of Serbia with 56 years of significant research and analysis in various fields of economic sciences. The IES field of activities is very broad, starting from macroeconomic studies elaboration, projections, and forecasting, to international economic relation analysis, world economic and trade surveys, studies and strategies on economic, regional, and sustainable development, sector economic policies, as well as a large number of projects for economic subjects in almost all economic fields. Through its “daughter”, BBA – Faculty for Banking, Insurance and Finance, the IES gives full contribution to human resources education at the highest academic and professional level. IES cooperates with a great number of private companies, government, non-government, national and international institutions, and organizations. IES engages 36 employees (28 of them are researchers, while eight employees work in service departments). The IES researchers have acquired their knowledge at leading national and/or international universities. They are recognized as highly esteemed experts in their respective fields. Also, the IES upholds the principle of Open Access to its research findings. Accordingly, the results of its scientific research are published in various publications that are available at the Institute’s website.

IES is the regional office (local coordination unit) of the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) and was also a partner institution in several scientific projects funded by FP7, TEMPUS, Visegrad group, ERENET, FINRA, and others. The main project in this area was SERSCIDA, a result of which is the process of establishing the Serbian Social Science Data Centre (SRSSCD).


Aleksandra Bradić-Martinović PhD worked at Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade (1991-2006) in IT sector. After 2006 she moved to IES as a researcher and to Belgrade Banking Academy as teaching assistant. She was a participant in international projects within TEMPUS and RRPP funding framework.  Within the SERSCIDA, she was a local coordinator for Serbia, actively involved in all tasks. She participated at two CESSDA’s expert workshops in Viena, Austria (2013) and Colchester, Essex, UK (2014), CESSDA Trust Seminar in Cologne, Germany (2013) and DwB workshop at Ljubljana, Slovenia (2013). From 2015 she is engaged in Horizont 2020: CESSDA-SaW project.

Larisa Malić BSc finished Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University, Department for Library and Information science in 2014. After graduation she started Master studies at the same faculty and department and finished all exams by now with highest grades. From 2015 she is employee in Institute of Literature and Art as Librarian. Larisa has knowledge in information systems, web development and MySql databases.

Aleksandar Zdravković MA completed graduate studies in Economics, Department for Statistics and Informatics, and master studies in Finance at the University of Belgrade. He has been researcher at the IES in Belgrade since the beginning of 2007. Aleksandar has over 7 years of experience in the area of economic research and quantitative data analysis. He also participated at the several EU funded projects (TEMPUS; IPA), including SERSCIDA. Within the SERSCIDA, he was actively involved in all support activities, as well as in project finances and administration. From 2015 he is engaged in Horizont 2020: CESSDA-SaW project.