Prof. Trajko Slaveski was born in Ohrid in 1960. He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics – Skopje, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He has studied at the same university and has completed graduate work in the USA (California State University -1986/87, and Harvard University -1989/90).
In the past. Prof. Slaveski has served as a Minister of Development (1999-2000), and Minister od Finance in the Macedonian government. While in Government, he has initiated and led numerous reforms in the economic and financial systems of the country. He has also recently been elected as a member of the City Council of Skopje. Prof. Slaveski has been a long-time active participant in the domestic public policy debates regarding economic and financial issues.
He is also a prolific author of 8 books (several co-authored) and numerous articles in domestic and foreign academic journals, and popular press as well. Earlier this year he has co-authored the book Left-Right: The Economy through Two Perspectives (in Macedonian, Matica, 2021) with his colleague and predecessor in the Ministry of Finance, Prof. Nikola Popovski.