Bio

Violeta Vulovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Violeta Vulovic is a Senior Economist at the Health Policy Center within the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Prior to joining UIC, Violeta worked as a tax policy Economist with the World Bank Group from 2013 until 2017, where she led and supported the technical assistance on a variety of tax policy and administration issues in developing countries, focusing on East and South Asia regions. Between 2010 and 2013, she worked as a Research Associate with the International Center for Public Policy at Georgia State University, and before that, between 2002 and 2005, as a Fiscal Analyst with the Ministry of Finance of Serbia. Violeta has published journal articles on the optimal tax structure, the macro-economic and distributional impacts of tax and expenditure policies, the tax effort, etc.

Violeta received her BS in economics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia and her Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University, with a focus in public finance.