Mlađan Dinkić

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Mlađan Dinkić
Млађан Динкић
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Minister of Finance and Economy
In office
27 July 2012 – 2 September 2013
Preceded byMirko Cvetković (Finance)
Nebojša Ćirić (Economy)
Succeeded byLazar Krstić (Finance)
Saša Radulović (Economy)
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
In office
7 July 2008 – 22 February 2011
Prime MinisterMirko Cvetković
Preceded byIvana Dulić Marković
Succeeded byVerica Kalanović
Minister of Economy and Regional Development
In office
15 May 2007 – 22 February 2011
Preceded byPredrag Bubalo
Succeeded byNebojša Ćirić
Minister of Finance
In office
3 March 2004 – 9 November 2006
Preceded byBožidar Đelić
Succeeded byMirko Cvetković
1st Governor of the National Bank of Serbia
In office
28 November 2000 – 22 July 2003
Preceded byDušan Vlatković
Succeeded byKori Udovički
Personal details
Born (1964-12-20) 20 December 1964 (age 54)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalitySerbian
Political partyG17+ (2002–2013)
United Regions (2013–2014)
Alma materUniversity of Belgrade
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionEconomist
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Mlađan Dinkić (Serbian Cyrillic: Млађан Динкић, pronounced [mlǎdʑan dîːŋkitɕ]; born 20 December 1964) is a Serbian economist, musician and former politician.

He was the 1st Governor of the National Bank of Serbia, serving from 2000 to 2003. He then served as the Minister of Finance from 2004 to 2006. He also served as the Minister of Economy and Regional Development and Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia from 2007 until his sacking in 2011. His last political post was as the Minister of Finance and Economy from 2012 to 2013. Following the 2014 parliamentary election, he announced his retirement from the politics.

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.[1]

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".

Political career[edit]

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.[2] 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]

In 2014, following the 2014 parliamentary election and poor results of his party, he announced the retirement from the politics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Mladjan Dinkic: Family of the Rich Left-wingers". Transitions Online. 27 October 1996. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Finance minister of the year 2007: Mladjan Dinkic". Euromoney. 2007.
  3. ^ "Dinkić se povlači iz politike!". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 16 March 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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Government offices
New office Governor of the National Bank of Serbia
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Kori Udovički
Preceded by
Božidar Đelić
Minister of Finance
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Mirko Cvetković
Preceded by
Predrag Bubalo
Minister of Economy and Regional Development
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Nebojša Ćirić
Preceded by
Mirko Cvetković (Finance)
Nebojša Ćirić (Economy)
Minister of Finance and Economy
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Lazar Krstić (Finance)
Saša Radulović (Economy)