Predrag Jovanović

Year of obtaining the highest degree

Head of Centre for Economic Research and President of Scientific Council of the Institute

The year of receiving the highest degree of professional qualification  1992.

Work in education: Lecturing as Associate professor on master program: Management in public sector on Faculty of Organisational Sciences, University of Belgrade

Fields of research: Management and organisation in public sector, Institutions, Economic development and restructuring, Competition, clusters and industrial policy, Securities, Public procurement (sectorial policy, “green” procurement, E-procurement) 

Current research projects: Circular economy, Digitalization, Institutions, Management of human resources and motivation, Behavioural economics, Sustainable development, Labour market and migrations, “Smart” cities


Predrag Jovanovic works in the Institute of Social Sciences since 2001 as Principal Research Fellow. In the period 2001-2002 Predrag Jovanovic was deputy president of the Anticorruption Council, an advisory body of Government of Republic Serbia. From 2001 to 2202, he was founder and first president of “Transparency Serbia” a chapter of “Transparency International” largest global organization specialized for fight against corruption. 

Mr Jovanovic served as director of Public Procurement Office since 2002 to 2018.  For achievements in upgrading of public procurement he was awarded by recognition “Person of the Year” from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2009. For results in curbing corruption in public procurement Mr Jovanovic received recognition “Everyday Hero” from American Embassy in 2006.  

Since 2016 Mr Jovanovic is engaged as lecturer on Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, at master postgraduate studies: “Management of public sector” as associate professor. He is head of the Centre for Economic Research and president of Scientific Council in the Institute of Social Sciences.  

Membership of professional organisations:  European Association for Research in Industrial Economics – EARIE), Association of Public Procurement Professionals (APPP), Belgrade Society of Economists 

Major publications

Jovanović, P., Ivanović, T., Maričić, M., & Ivančević, (2022) Public Procurement Employees’ Perception on Legal Changes, Perceived Red Tape and Job Stress: Evidence from SerbiaInzinerine Ekonomika-Engineering Economics, 33 (5). pp. 507-520.

Jovanović, P., Delibašić, B., & Čudanov, M., (2022) Organizational Archetypes in Public Procurement. Lex localis – Journal of Local Self-Government, 20 (1). pp. 101-127.

Jovanović, P., (2020) Izazovi upravljanja i motivacije u javnom sektoru u Srbiji. In Predrag Jovanović & Sanja Stojković-Zlatanović (prir.)  Izazovi održivog razvoja u Srbiji i Evropskoj uniji. Institut društvenih nauka, Beograd, pp. 118-139.

Urošević, V., Jovanović, P., & Ostojić, I., (2020) Predicting of citizens’ well-being in large cities. In: Dusan Starčević & Sanja Marinković (eds.) Proceedings of the XVII International Symposium:  Business and Artificial Intelligence. Faculty of organizational sciences, Belgrade, pp. 114-122.

Jovanović, P., Ostojić, I., & Stojković-Zlatanović, S., (2022) Green Public Procurement as Potential Lever of Green Growth. In Bojana Naumovska, Predrag Jovanović, Sanja Stojković-Zlatanović & Branimir Jovanović (eds) Sustainable Recovery in Post-Pandemic Era: Green Economy Challenges. Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril at MethodiusUniversity in Skopje, North Macedonia, Skopje, pp. 127-140.

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