PhD Candidate in Economics, Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Economics and Law
Supervisor: Mario Pianta (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence)
My research aims to investigate - conceptually and empirically - the complex set of relationships
between technological change, innovation, quantity and quality of jobs and economic performance
in industries of advanced and emerging economies.
Collaboration with Scuola Normale Superiore, Department of Political and Social Science, Florence
Collection and elaboration of data on digitalisation at firm and industry level. Construction of
appropriate indicators and integration with employment and economic databases.
Collaboration with the University of Urbino Carlo Bo
Co-organisation of the 14th edition of the weeklong Advanced Course “Innovation, Growth and
International Production. Models and Data analysis”.
Collaboration in the research project “The challenge of digitalisation for firms in emerging countries”,
coordinated by Professor Mario Pianta.
Data collection and empirical analysis of innovation and digital patterns in emerging countries
using World Bank Innovation and Enterprise surveys.
October 2016-March 2017
Traineeship at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy, Economic Analysis and
Financial Instruments Unit, Brussels (Belgium)
Contributed to the development of the new EC guidance for statistical treatment of Energy Performance Contracts, to reduce barriers to green investments. Provided support to the economic
modelling team. Worked closely with internal and external stakeholders (EIB, Member States, and
EU Twinning Project, Beirut (Lebanon)
Supported Public Finance Management Reform in Lebanon. Prepared training program following
the development needs and trained eighty employees of the Lebanese Ministry of Finance.
Traineeship at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rome (Italy)
Under supervision drafted policy briefs in the area of public procurement, investment strategies and
accounting legislation. Monitored EU accounting legislative developments and prepared reports.
November 2017 - present
PhD in Economics, Sapienza University of Rome
Thesis: Technological change, digitalisation and economic performance in industries
MSc in Economics, Sapienza University of Rome
Thesis: Fiscal policy matters - A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model for Italy
GPA: 110 cum laude/110
International exchange, University of Bologna
BSc (with honours) in European Economics and Business, University of Novi Sad
Thesis: Macroeconomic characteristics of Western Balkans and New EU member countries
July 2019: Macroeconomic Modelling for Labour Market Analysis, International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization
July 2019: Panel Data Econometrics: theory and applications, Italian Econometric Association (SIdE)
June 2019: Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE) Summer Week, EU Joint Research Center
Spring 2018: Policy Evaluation, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
June 2018: International School for Advanced Training, Public Policy Impact Assessment Concept, Methods and Applications, Roma Tre University
May 2018: Advanced Course on Innovation, Growth and International Production: Models and Data Analysis, Sapienza University of Rome
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2017-2020: PhD Fellowship, Sapienza University of Rome
2014-2016: Full 2-Years Scholarship for Master Studies, Basileus Scheme, European Commission
2014: Award and scholarship “Dositeja” for the best graduate students in Serbia, Young Talents Fund of
the Ministry of Youth and Sports
2013: Winner of the program “Be a Vip Student”, Telekom Austria Group
2012-2013 JoinEU-SEE Grant holder, European Commission
2011,2012, 2013, 2014: Award for the Academic Achievement, University of Novi Sad
Serbian (Native) • English (Fluent) • Italian (Fluent) • French (Basic)
Advanced: Stata, MS Office • Intermediate: EViews • Basic: SQL, R, SPSS
PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCES
(with Rinaldo Evangelista and Mario Pianta, 2019), “Digital technologies, employment and skills”
Status: revised and resubmitted to Industrial and Corporate Change
(with Armanda Cetrulo, Valeria Cirillo and Andrea Coveri, 2020) “Non-standard work and innovation:
Evidence from European industries”
(with Mario Pianta and Andrea Coveri, 2019), “The Sectoral Innovation Database, 1994-2018. Methodological Note.”
(with Mario Pianta, in progress), “Innovation and digitalisation in emerging countries’ firms”
(with Mario Pianta, in progress), “Digital activities and performance in Indian firms’ firms”
Presentation at conferences
30 May 2019: International Workshop on Technology, Work and Internationalization at University of Urbino; Paper presented: "Digital technologies, employment and skills"
2 October 2020: 17th Annual STOREP Conference “The Power of Economic Ideas”; Paper presented: "Non-standard work and innovation: Evidence from European industries"