Dušan Vasiljević is a Director for Competitiveness and Investments at the NALED – Serbia’s leading private-public association and a think-tank established in 2006. He is also head of NALED’s five million USD StarTech program, which supports innovations and digital transformation of Serbian SMEs. Dr. Vasiljevic is member of the Government of Serbia Council for Digital Economy; he also serves in the Joint Group for Improving Serbia’s Competitiveness.
Dr. Vasiljevic has been dealing with regulatory reforms in the areas of economic development and public administration since 2001. From 2018 to 2019 he was a senior expert in business legislation for the Serbia Investment Climate Project implemented by World Bank Group’s IFC. Prior to that, he was a Business Regulation and Economic Governance Director in USAID Business Enabling Project (USAID BEP), and Deputy Chief of Party for the same project. From 2002 to 2010 he led policy reform teams in USAID projects dealing with decentralization and local economic development. From 2001 he was Project Director in the Public Administration and Local Government Center (PALGO).
Dušan holds a PhD degree in economics from FEFA and a magister degree in public policy and public administration and BA in international relations from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Political Sciences. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy from Boston, USA, and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences. His books and papers were published in Serbian, English and Spanish.