Belgrade Young Economists Conference 2015

Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
June 26-27, 2015


Belgrade YEC Program 2015

The fifth international „Young economists conference“ held in Belgrade

Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade in collaboration with the UniCredit and Universities Foundation and UniCredit Bank also this year organized on June 26th and 27th two-day international „Young economists conference“. The conference was established in 2011 with the aim to support young researchers from around the world in their further development.

UniCredit and Universities Foundation and UniCredit Bank recognized the importance of this initiative, which provides an incentive to young people in developing the research potential in the field of economics and finance. The participants, who came to Belgrade from the world’s leading universities (New York University, London School of Economics, Oxford, Florence European Institute, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, WU Vienna, etc.), had the opportunity to present their papers and to receive valuable feedback and advices from prominent and renowned international and domestic professors who operate within the fields of economy and finance, which will help them improve papers for publishing in some of the renowned international scientific journals. Over 160 papers were submitted and the best 12 received the honour to present them publicly.

On the second day of the Conference, the Program board, according to presentations, has chosen the best paper „If fail, fail less: Banks’ decision on systematic vs. idiosyncratic risk“, whose author is, UnaSavic, PhD student from London School of Economics, while UniCredit and Universities Foundation provided the award in the amount of EUR 1,500. In addition, this foundation ensured travel grants for seven other participants.


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Contact information

Faculty of Economics,
University of Belgrade
Kamenicka 6
11 000 Belgrade
Phone: + 381 11 3021 068
Fax: + 381 11 2639 560

Contact persons:

For academic inquiries:
Prof. Branko Urošević

For all other inquiries:
Jelena Cvetanović

Program committee:

Charles Engel (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Boyan Jovanovic (New York University), Pavle Petrović (Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade), Branko Urošević (Faculty of Economics University of Belgrade and the National Bank of Serbia) and Milan Nedeljković (National Bank of Serbia).