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Dean / School of Business Economics and Management
 
ABOUT
 
Prof. Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski started her professional career at the Ministry of Finance at the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in 2000 and became the Head of the Macroeconomic and Development Department in 2006. Since 2009, she is the Dean of the School of Business Economics and Management at University American College Skopje.

Nikica Mojsoska Blazevski - full CV.
 
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
 
PhD in Economics, Staffordshire University Business School, UK (2006)
Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, Staffordshire University (Business School), UK, 2003
BA in Economics, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Republic of Macedonia
 
EXPERTISE & RESEARCH INTERESTS
 
Macroeconomic Policy
Microeconomics
Labor Markets
 
RESEARCH PORTFOLIO & PUBLICATIONS
 
2012
Challenges to successful employment policy in the Western Balkan region: towards more jobs, quality 
labour force and greater competitiveness, Paper presented at the EC/IFI Coordination – Social Sector 
Workshop, Brussles, Belgium, 23 October, 2012.
 
2012
Taxation of Labour: The Effect of Labour Taxes and Costs on Employment in Macedonia (2012). Post-Communist Economies, 24(2), p. 241-256.
 
2012
Learning through a Reflection: Becoming an effective PhD supervisor (2012). International Journal of Learning and Development (on-line), 2(5). DOI: 10.5296/ijld.v2i5.2339.
 
2012
The Macedonian Labour Market: What makes it so different? Published in the Social Policy Review, No. 9/2012, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Faculty of Philosophy-University St. Cyril and Methodius, No. 11-43 (bi-lingual in English and Macedonian)
 
2011
Impact of the 2009 labour tax and gross wage reform in FYR Macedonia, and the case of Serbia: A way to reform Western Balkan countries, Publication, International Labour Organisation, 2011
 
2011
Skills Policies for Economic Diversification in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Enhancing local skills policies for the tourism and agro processing sectors, Publication, International Labour 
Organisation, 2011
 
2011
Supporting Strategies to recover from the Crises in South Eastern Europe: Country Assessment Report, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Publication, International Labour Organisation, 2011
 
2011
Petreski, M. and Mojsoska, N. (2011) Real Wages in the Manufacturing Industry in Macedonia: with reference to crisis period. 6th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications, Athens, Greece, 25-28 July 2011. 
 
2011
Real Wages in the Manufacturing Industry in Macedonia: The Role of Macroeconomic Factors, With 
Reference to Recession Times. Paper presented at the “6th Annual International Symposium on 
Economic Theory, Policy and Application”, Athens, Greece, July 2011
 
2011
Does cultural heritage affect job satisfaction: the divide between EU and Eastern economies. Paper 
presented at the University American Colleges-Skopje 6th International Conference “Constructing Europe 
as a Global Power: from market to an identity?”, Skopje, Macedonia, held on 19 May, 2011
 
2011
Investigating Private and Social Returns to Education in Macedonia with reference to Policy Implications. 
Article published in the Journal of Political Though, 2011
 
2011
The intra-regional trade as a milestone for the new growth in SEE. Paper presented at the Economics 
Faculty-Belgrade International Conference “Reforms and Economic Developments in Transition: Serbia 
and the Western Balkan”, Belgrade, Serbia, 7 May, 2011
 
2010
How sensitive is Macedonian export performance to the EU business cycle? Paper prepared for the 
University American Colleges-Skopje 5th International Conference “Europe After the Lisbon Treaty”, 
Skopje, Macedonia, held on 20 May, 2010
 
2010
Mojsoska-Blazevski, N. and Petreski, M. (2010) Macedonian export performance and the potential gains from the EU integration. 5th Annual conference – UACS, Skopje, Macedonia, 20. May 2010. 
 
2009
Wage Setting Mechanism in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Is it an effective policy tool?. A
paper presented on the 2009 ILO Subregional Conference “The impact of the financial and economic 
crisis: Wage fixing and policy responses” (to be published as Chapter in edited book from ILO)
 
2008
Truths and myths for the economic growth: A cross-section analysis of alternative data (2008), paper 
presented at the University American College Conference
 
2007
Mojsoska-Blazevski, N. and Petreski, M. (2007) Inflation and Budget deficits: Empirical facts for Macedonia. International conference: “Problems in measuring inflation”, National Bank of Macedonia, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, 22 May 2007
 
2007
Modernising the curriculum: A way to „produce‟ greater human capital (2007), Bulletin, No. 7-8, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia.
 
GRANTS, HONORS & AWARDS
 
The European Commission (Team grant, 2012, “Researcher’s Night”)
 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES
 
  • Member of the LSE (London School of Economics) Research Network on South-East Europe (2012-)
  • Advisor to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy (2011-)
  • Member of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) (2011-)
  • External Advisor to the World Bank (2009-)
  • Member of the Council of the State Statistical Office (2007-2009)
  • Member of the Council of the Center for Vocational Education and Training (2008-2009)
 
CONTACT INFORMATION & USEFUL LINKS
 
Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski, PhD
Dean 
School of Business Economics and Management
University American College Skopje
st. Treta makedonska brigada br. 60
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Phone:              +389 2 2463 156      
Fax:  +389 2 2463 159