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Fatmir Besimi

Faculty : Business and Economics
Position : Adjunct Associate Profess
Engagement type : Part time
Personal data
E-mail : f.besimi@seeu.edu.mk
Address : Ilidenska, N.335, 1200, Tetovo, R. Macedonia
Telephone : +389 44 356 000
Fax : +389 44 356 001
Languages ( Self-evaluated )
Albanian
Native
Macedonian
C2 - Proficient
English
C1 - Advanced
Croatian
B2 - Upper Intermediate
German
A1 - Beginner

Education

Publications

  • Besimi, Fatmir and Monastiriotis, Vassilis. The Role of EU Integration in Accelerating Structural Reforms in the Western Balkans: Evidence, Theory and Policy. In LEQS Discussion Paper Series, N.140. London School of Economics and Social Sciences, London, UK, 1 / 2019. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Slowdown, Credibility and EU Anchoring of Structural Reforms in the Western Balkans. In CEA Journal of Economics, Vol 13, N.2 (2018), pp. 5-20. Centre for Economic Analysis, Skopje, Macedonia, 12 / 2018. ISBN 338.24.021.8(497-15). (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. An Economic Overview of the Western Balkans: Convergence with the EU. In South East European Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 16-21. University Mother Teresa, Skopje, Macedonia, 12 / 2017. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Structural Reforms and Economic Convergence of the Western Balkans with the European Union . In Round table on 'Kosova’s Road Towards European Economic Integration', pp. 77-85. Kosovo Academy of Science and Arts, Prishtina, Kosovo, 11 / 2017. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi & Azis Pollozhani. Education and Human Capital: Economic Growth and Social Cohesion in Macedonia. In Economic Development, Journal of the Institute of Economics, Vol.18, No.3-2016, pp. 220-235. Economic Institute, Skopje, Macedonia, 2 / 2017. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Economic Integration and Europeanization of the Western Balkans. In Building Bridges between Business Research and Industry Needs, Conference Proceedings the first International Scientific Conference on Business and Economics (ISCBE’17), (17-18 Feb 2017), pp. 122-132. South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia, 2 / 2017. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. European Enlargement: Challenges, Western Balkans and The Way Forward. In Journal of Contemporary Economic and Business Issues, Vol.3, No.2-2016, pp. 35-47. Faculty of Economics, Sts. Cyrill and Methodius university, Skopje, Macedonia, 6 / 2016. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. European Integration of the Western Balkans: Developments, Challenges and Perspectives. In Albanian Socio Economic Review, No.2 (87), pp. 5-12. Albanian Centre for Economic Research, Tirana, Albania, 6 / 2016. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi & Dragan Tilev. Ups and Downs of the European Enlargement Process: Perspective from Macedonia. In Iustinianus Primus Law Review, Vol.7, No.13-2016. Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, Sts. Cyrill and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia, 6 / 2016. (Download)

  • Editorial Board. Macedonia towards EU 2020: Experiences, Challenges and Prospects. Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts & Secretariat for European Affairs , Skopje, Macedonia, 5 / 2016. ISBN 978-608-203-279-8.

  • Azis Pollozhani & Fatmir Besimi. 'Health 2020’ in Macedonia based on the Socio-Economic Indicators of ‘Europe 2020'. In Medicus, Vol.21, No.2-2016, pp. 186-195. Skopje, Macedonia, 5 / 2016.

  • Fatmir Besimi & Dragan Tilev. The Process of European Integration of the Republic of Macedonia: Agreements and Institutional Coordination. In International Scientific Conference, 'Macedonia towards EU 2020: Experiences, Challenges and Prospects' (9 May 2016). Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts & Secretariat for European Affairs , 5 / 2016.

  • Fatmir Besimi & Rilind Kabashi. Foreign Direct Investments – The Experience of the Republic of Macedonia. In Round table on ‘Foreign Direct Investments: Retrospective and Prospects’, pp. 31-40. Kosovo Academy of Science and Arts, Prishtina, Kosovo, 12 / 2015. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. My Notes: Integration beyond Rhetoric. Arberia Design, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia, 11 / 2015. ISBN 978-608-236-072-0.

  • Steven Kelly, Tanja Georgievska & Fatmir Besimi. Practicing Masterful Performance Technology: The Case of the Minister's Cabinet. In Performance Improvement Journal, Vol.52, Issue 1, pp. 6-15. Performance Improvement, USA, 1 / 2013. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Euro-Atlantic Prospects and Diversity in the Western Balkans: Perspectives from Macedonia. In Contemporary Macedonian Defence, No.23, pp. 9-12. Ministry of Defence of R. Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, 12 / 2012. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. The Ohrid Peace Agreement and the challenges of integration into European Union: Competitive and integrated economy with equal chances . In International Conference, 'The Ohrid Framework Agreement: Towards Macedonia’s Membership in the European Union and NATO', (21 Jun 2011), pp. 49-56. South East European University, Skopje, Macedonia, 6 / 2011. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in Macedonia: Accession to the EU. Lambert Academic Publishing, Berlin, Germany, 11 / 2009. ISBN 978-3838316147 . (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Global Economic Crisis and the Challenges Facing the Republic of Macedonia. In Crossroads: The Macedonian Foreign Policy Journal, Vol.2, No.1 (Jun-Oct 2009), pp. 69-76. 10 / 2009. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi, Geoff Pugh & Nick Adnett. The Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Macedonia: Implications for Monetary Policy. In Centre for Research on Emerging Economies, Working Paper 02-2006. IESR, Staffordshire University, UK, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 1 / 2006. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. The Role of Exchange Rate Stability in a Small and Open Economy: The Case of the Republic of Macedonia. In Conference on Economic challenges and perspectives for the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia, 9 / 2004. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Macroeconomic Consolidation of Macedonia after the Ohrid Framework Agreement: Contribution for Successful European Integration . In Conference on Post-Ohrid, Pre-Europe Macedonia, organised by the Southeast Studies Centre and the School for Slavic and Southeast Studies at the University College London, (27 Feb 2004). National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, London, UK, 2 / 2004. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Similarity of the Inflation Rates as Maastricht Criterion as Compared to the Different Levels of Productivity Growth in the Accession Countries. In Bulletin 11-12/2003, pp. 77-81. Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, 12 / 2003. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Variability of the Foreign Exchange and the International Trade: The Experience of the Republic of Macedonia. In Economic researches IV/2003. National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, 12 / 2003. (Download)

  • Aneta Krstevska, Sultanija Bojceva Terzijan, Biljana Davidovska Stojanova & Fatmir Besimi. The Transmission Effect of the Foreign Exchange on the Monetary Strategy of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. In Economic researches II/2003. National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, 6 / 2003. (Download)

  • Fatmir Besimi. Foreign Direct Investments in the Republic of Macedonia. In Foreign Direct Investments in Kosova, RIINVEST Research Report, pp. 56-58. RIINVEST, Prishtina, Kosovo, 9 / 2002. (Download)

Work Experience

  • Aug 2017 - Present : Co-Chair of the Council for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
    Prime Minister's Office of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Government

  • Sep 2016 - Present : Adjunct Associate Professor
    Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research
    Main responsibilities: Teaching at all academic cycles: Bsc, MBA & Phd. Teaching fields: Advanced Economics, Money and Banking, Monetary Economics, Finance, International Finance and Economics...

  • Aug 2017 - Present : Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Economy and Finance
    Prime Minister's Office of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Government

  • Sep 2016 - Sep 2017: Visiting Senior Fellow
    The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Mar 2013 - Mar 2016: Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of European Affairs
    Government of the Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Government

  • Jul 2011 - Feb 2013: Minister of Defense
    Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Government

  • Nov 2009 - Sep 2012: Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Nov 2010 - Sep 2012: Assistant Professor
    State University of Tetovo, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Aug 2008 - Jul 2011: Minister of Economy
    Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Government

  • Nov 2007 - Jul 2008: Economist
    World Bank, Pristina, Kosovo
    Type of business or sector: Economic Policy and Development

  • Dec 2004 - Jul 2008: Minister of Economy
    Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Government

  • Dec 2007 - Jun 2008: Lecturer
    Riinvest University, Prishtina, Kosovo
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Sep 1998 - Sep 2006: Lecturer
    University of Tetovo, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education and Research

  • Aug 2003 - Nov 2004: Vice-Governor
    National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Banking

  • Nov 2002 - Aug 2003: Chief Executive Director
    Public Enterprise for Airport Services, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: State-owned Company

  • May 2001 - Oct 2002: Researcher
    National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Research

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