Born in Belgrade , on 1 st July 1959 . Graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade , in 1981, on Theory and policy of economic development, General economics group. Got the MSc degree in 1984, and the PhD degree in 1988. (Advisor-professor Radmila Stojanovic).
Research interests: theory and policy of economic growth with a particular emphasis on the influence of natural resources on economic growth. The leading expert in the field of environmental economics – environment protection and development, since 1988 to the present.
Professional improvement and advanced training: Oxford , St Anthony College in 1988; Amsterdam , Institute for Environmental Studies in 1991.
Other professional activities: Regular representative in UN ECE for FR Yugoslavia, as well as in OECD since 1989, i.e. 1990, for the issues of economic aspects of environment protection; Director of Federal Bureau for Development and Economic Policy since 1997
Published over 50 papers, 2 monographs, and took part in over 100 research projects at the Economics Institute.