Director, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
Miladin Kovacevic is presently holding the position of the director of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, and an advisor of the National Bank of Serbia (member of Council of the Governor). Kovacevic graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics of Belgrade and got his BSc Degree in theoretical mathematics in 1976, then master’s degree in statistics from the Faculty of Economics of Zagreb in 1978, and finally he received a PhD in statistics from the Faculty of Economics of Belgrade in 1983.
Kovacevic was teaching at both the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Mathematics of Belgrade, where he is still engaged as a full research professor. He is a member of the International Statistical Institute.
In the last decade most of his work was in the area of macroeconomic analysis and he is a member of several editorial boards of the main publications dealing with current economic movements and economic policy analysis. (In 1994 Kovacevic cofounded the publication ‘Monthly analysis and trends’ and now its issuing authority is the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic Serbia).
Presently Miladin Kovacevic is a leading expert for the reform of the national accounts, statistical system and the integration of macroeconomic frame. Since 2001 he has been a member of the National Bank of Serbia team involved in negotiations with the Mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that monitors the implementation of standby arrangements. In the last ten years he Miladin Kovacevic initiated and contributed to the development of metadata driven integrated data processing system implemented at the national statistical offices in some Western Balkan countries and internationally recognized and intended to be implemented in some other world countries. In the last five years Kovacevic developed the so-called decision-making support system as a complex tool internationally recognized and implemented in the process of decision-making at different government levels.