Center for Advanced Economic Studies




Center for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES) is an independent think-and-do-tank dedicated to the sustainable socio-economic development of Serbia, based on entrepreneurship, solidarity and civic initiative.

In 2004, CEVES was established by a group of leading Serbian economists headed by Kori Udovicki. Since then, CEVES has set new standards in macroeconomic and policy analysis with the publication “Quarterly Monitor of Economic Trends and Policies in Serbia”, and together with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, founded the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN). In the meantime, CEVES has redirected its attention to the questions of accelerating economic development and its sustainability – both ecological and social. So far, CEVES has made a pervasive and systematic “scan” of the Serbian economy (index of development potentials, Stylized Facts, SDG paper). The plan for the nearest future is the capture of the regional economic structure and relations between local and central authorities.

At present, CEVES energy is focused on identifying and researching the most important determinants of sustainable socio-economic development in Serbia and the region, as well as offering innovative, responsible and evidence-based solutions and policies not only for the state but for wider society – primarily to those directly affected by these issues (entrepreneurs, employees / unemployed, scientific institutions, etc.). CEVES is committed to nationalization and achieving sustainable development goals in Serbia, as a particularly suitable framework for directing society development and for the expansion and embodiment of European values.

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