JOB TITLE & SCHOOL / DEPARTMENT
Dean / School of Business Economics and Management
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 Blazhevski - 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
- Labor Markets
RESEARCH PORTFOLIO & PUBLICATIONS
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.
Taxation of Labour: The Effect of Labour Taxes and Costs on Employment in Macedonia (2012). Post-Communist Economies, 24(2), p. 241-256.
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.
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)
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
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
Supporting Strategies to recover from the Crises in South Eastern Europe: Country Assessment Report, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Publication, International Labour Organisation, 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.
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
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
Investigating Private and Social Returns to Education in Macedonia with reference to Policy Implications.
Article published in the Journal of Political Though, 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
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
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.
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)
Truths and myths for the economic growth: A cross-section analysis of alternative data (2008), paper
presented at the University American College Conference
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
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
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