Mlađan Dinkić

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Mlađan Dinkić
Млађан Динкић
Mlađan Dinkić.jpg
Minister of Finance and Economy
In office
27 July 2012 – 2 September 2013
Preceded by Mirko Cvetković (Finance)
Nebojša Ćirić (Economy)
Succeeded by Lazar Krstić (Finance)
Saša Radulović (Economy)
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
In office
7 July 2008 – 22 February 2011
Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković
Preceded by Ivana Dulić Marković
Succeeded by Verica Kalanović
Minister of Economy and Regional Development
In office
15 May 2007 – 22 February 2011
Preceded by Predrag Bubalo
Succeeded by Nebojša Ćirić
Minister of Finance
In office
3 March 2004 – 9 November 2006
Preceded by Božidar Đelić
Succeeded by Mirko Cvetković
1st Governor of the National Bank of Serbia
In office
28 November 2000 – 22 July 2003
Preceded by Dušan Vlatković
Succeeded by Kori Udovički
Personal details
Born (1964-12-20) 20 December 1964 (age 51)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Political party G17+ (2002-2013)
United Regions (2013-2014)
Alma mater University of Belgrade
Profession Economist

Mlađan Dinkić (Serbian Cyrillic: Млађан Динкић, pronounced [mlǎdʑan dîːŋkitɕ]; born 20 December 1964) is a Serbian politician.

He previously served as the Minister of Economy and Regional Development in the Government of Serbia and a Deputy Prime Minister serving from 2007 until he was sacked by the Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković for inadequate work results.[1] He previously he also served as the Minister of Finance from 2004 – 2006 and as the Governor of the National Bank of Serbia from 2000 – 2003.[2] He was again holding the post of Minister of Finance and Economy in the Cabinet of Ivica Dačić between 27 July 2012 and 2 September 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

Dinkić was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He graduated from the First Economy highschool in Belgrade in 1983 and obtained his B.A. at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics in 1988 and his M.Sc. in 1993.

He has served as a teaching assistant for Theory and Planning of Economic Development at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Economics since 1994.[3]

Dinkić's main fields of research are: high inflation and shadow financial markets, public sector deficits and its macroeconomic implications and measuring efficiency of resource use (on the macro and project level).

Dinkić is an avid guitar player and has his own rock band called "Monetary Coup".


Mlađan Dinkić entered politics as a co-founder of the G17 Plus NGO in 1997. He later served as vice-president of the G17 Plus from 2003–2006 after it became a political party. Dinkić was elected leader of the G17 Plus in 2006 after incumbent leader Miroljub Labus stepped down.

Dinkić served as governor of the National Bank of Serbia from 2000–2003, at age 36 he was the youngest governor of the bank in its history.

Dinkić received the 2007 award for Euromoney Finance Minister of the Year by Euromoney magazine.[4] He received the 2009 award for Reformer of the Year for his contribution to the development of a climate conductive to business in Serbia and many others.[citation needed]

According to the data compiled from the "Istinometar" (Truth-meter) website, Dinkić was pronounced as having the largest number of failed promises in the government of Serbia.[5] In response to these claims he stated for B92 media that he had worked the most among the ministers in the government and that he should be respected for that.[6] In another statement he claims he made so many promises because of pressure coming from president Boris Tadić.[7]


  1. ^ "Cvetković smenio Dinkića" (in Serbian). Blic. 14 February 2011. 
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  3. ^ "Interview: Mladjan Dinkic: Family of the Rich Left-wingers". Transitions Online. 27 October 1996. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Finance minister of the year 2007: Mladjan Dinkic". Euromoney. 2007. 
  5. ^ "Vlast nas 2010. prevarila 103 puta" (in Serbian). B92. 29 December 2010. 
  6. ^ ""Radio sam kao konj, cenite me"" (in Serbian). B92. 30 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dinkić: Nisam lagao, verovao sam" (in Serbian). B92. 30 December 2010. 

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Government offices
New office Governor of the National Bank of Serbia
Succeeded by
Kori Udovički
Preceded by
Božidar Đelić
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Mirko Cvetković
Preceded by
Predrag Bubalo
Minister of Economy and Regional Development
Succeeded by
Nebojša Ćirić
Preceded by
Mirko Cvetković (Finance)
Nebojša Ćirić (Economy)
Minister of Finance and Economy
Succeeded by
Lazar Krstić (Finance)
Saša Radulović (Economy)