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a) Education

Education and training

• Dates (from – to)


2008 - 2011

• Name and type of organization providing education and training


Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, Pisa, Italy |

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy (Normale di Pisa)

http://www.sssup.it/ |

## part of ‘Pisa University System’:

* Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa ( founded 1810, by Napoléon Bonaparte )

* Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies ( founded 1810, by Napoléon Bonaparte  i.e. emerging form SNS, specialised only in applied sciences)

* University of Pisa


Academic Ranking of World Universities - ARWU Rank 2015

- #1 (Italy); 

-  #30-50 (European Rank)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 : 

Normale  #112 (International), # 50 (Europe) & #1 (Italy)

- Sant’Anna #180 (International), # 90 (Europe) & # 2 (Italy)

Sant’Anna #9 (International), (Young University Rankings 2017small and elite, specialized in applied sciences, graduate and post-graduate research

## small and elite, specialised only in post-graduate research 

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered



• Title of qualification awarded


Ph.D. (Doctor Phil.) in MANAGEMENT

PhD Awarded on: February 4, 2011)

• Level in national classification



PhD Thesis Management of the international competitiveness of firms, national and regional systems: Analysis of corporate governance and enterprise restructuring in Southeast Europe


with Prof. Nicola Bellini [Director of MAIN Laboratory (Management & Innovazione); Directeur de l'Institut du Tourisme et professeur d'economie et management, Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle (La Rochelle Business School)] 

• Dates (from – to)



• Name and type of organization providing education and training


University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, California, USA 

| http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/ |

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered


Economic Analysis and Policy Group 

• Title of qualification awarded


VSPA - Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs 

(Mico Apostolov @ VSPA Profile - Haas School of Business) : 

with Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Prof. David I. Levine [Chair of Economic Analysis and Policy Group1)  2)  3) 

 Level in national classification



UC Berkeley Rank:

·    # 4 (US), #4 (International), U.S. News & World Report 2016

·    # 3 (US), #3 (International), ARWU, 2016

• Dates (from – to)



• Name and type of organization providing education and training


College of Europe | Collège d'Europe , Bruges/Natolin 

www.coleurope.be |

(Ludwig Van Beethoven Promotion)

• Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered


Single Market / Marché Intérieur

• Title of qualification awarded


Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) equivalent to M. Phil / MA. - Single Market / Marché Intérieur 

( Master Awarded on: September 29, 2006 )

• Level in national classification

(if appropriate)


·          Master Thesis: Extended research and interviews were done in Directorate-General for Competition (European Commission), Brussels in the Unit for Strategic Planning and Resources and Merger Task FORCE. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Béatrice Dumont Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université de Rennes I). 

·        Chosen as the only representative from the Republic of Macedonia to attend the specific and unique courses at College of Europe (first and supreme university institute in European affairs)

·         All classes are conducted in both English and French, comprised of graduates / postgraduates and professors selected from the world’s best Universities.

Master Thesis "Competition Policy on both sides of the Atlantic” -Analyses of mergers that were accepted (or refused) in the EC but not in the US.

Short Research Periods



• Dates (from – to)


       July 2008

• Name and type of organization providing education and training


     Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE)

       Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, CSIC and CREI

• Title of qualification awarded


       Certificate in Microeconometrics - Causal Inference and Program Evaluation

       (Course by Guido Imbens, Harvard University, Department of Economics)