Belgrade Young Economists Conference 2018

Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
June 23-24, 2018

The Belgrade Young Economists Conference has been organized since 2011. It provides a very efficient way for a small group of advanced PhD students and recent doctoral graduates in all fields of economics and finance to present their research and obtain in-depth feedback on their work through interaction with a group of distinguished international scholars led by Boyan Jovanovic (New York University). The venue of the Conference is the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, the oldest and the most reputable institution for higher education in the area of economics in this part of the world. In previous years, the Conference has attracted participants from several leading European and American universities as well as central banks and has proven quite rewarding for young researchers ( The Conference is organized in partnership with UniCredit & Universities Foundation (Milan, Italy), which supports research and education in economics in 15 countries of the UniCredit zone of operation.

The venue is in close proximity to the spectacular confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, many outstanding historical sites, and exquisite dining and nightlife for which Belgrade is increasingly well known among young Europeans.

The goal of the meeting is to help young researchers polish their papers before publishing them in reputable international journals as well as build a vibrant network. The presenters are expected to present their paper to the other conference participants (approximately 30 minutes for each presentation) and will receive intense feedback on their work from senior researchers who have published in and/or edited leading international journals.

In 2018, we are proud to offer one UniCredit & Universities Best Paper Award to the amount of 1,500 EUR. The winning paper will be selected by the Program Committee among those presented at the Conference. In addition, UniCredit & Universities Foundation will provide limited travel support (on a competitive basis) for participants.

Both presenters and senior researchers are expected to participate in all sessions. The working language is English. There is no conference fee.


Program Belgrade YEC

In order to apply for the conference, please send an email to  attaching a filled-in application form and the paper you would like to present (in pdf format).

Important Dates

  • April 25, 2018application and paper submission deadline
  • May 10, 2018 – paper acceptance notification
  • June 23-24, 2018 – Conference
  • End of the Conference – Best Paper Award winner ceremony

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)
Assaf Razin (Cornell University and Tel Aviv University)
Branko Urošević (University of Belgrade)
Christian Laux (WU University, Vienna) and Milan Nedeljković (National Bank of Serbia)