Dr Katarina Stanić

Dr Katarina Stanić

Policy Researcher


Katarina Stanić is a researcher at the Center for Social Policy (CSP) in the field of pensions and social policy. She graduated at the Faculty of Economy in Belgrade, and attained a master’s and PhD degree in economics at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Prior to the founding of CSP she worked as a researcher at the Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies in Belgrade, while during the period 2005-2010 she worked as an economist and advisor for pension policy on USAID projects implemented by BearingPoint/Delloitte Consulting LLP in Belgrade. From late 2010 to 2012 she was engaged as a consultant for pension policy on the USAID project “Reform of Pensions and the Labor Market” in Armenia. She worked as a researcher at the Economic Institute in Belgrade between 2001 and 2005.

She is the author and co-author of a number of articles and books: What is the True Deficit of the Pension System in Serbia? (2005); Registered Employees and Earnings – Statistical Data and its Trends 2000-2005 (2005); Role of the Pension System in Maintaining Income Levels in Old Age – Measurements and International Comparisons (2008); Challenges of Introducing a Mandatory Private Pension System in Serbia (2009); Pension System in Serbia – Design, Characteristics and Recommendations (2010); Social Protection in Old Age: Long-Term Care and Social Pensions (2014).

Katarina is a Chevening Scholarship recipient, the recipient of a scholarship by the University of Nottingham and the Crown Prince Aleksandar II Foundation for education, and the winner of a supplementary grant by the Global Program of the Open Society Institute.

Her primary fields of professional interest are pension systems and pension policy, as well as other areas of social policy, such as long-term care, family protection, social assistance, and poverty.