Aleksandar Simić is a researcher at the Sustainable Finance Lab. During his internship there he worked on the history of central banking and central bank independence. More recently, he researched the changing mandates of central banks in times of wars and natural disasters, monetary policy reforms necessary for a green transition, and central bank digital currencies (CBDC). His research interests include the nature of money, the role of central banks in the economy, and economic history.
Aleksandar has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, an MSc in Political Science from the University of Belgrade, and an MA in Applied Ethics at Utrecht University. During his post-graduate studies he researched administrative possibilities for the introduction of basic income. He wrote his second Master’s thesis on finding a middle way between the sovereign money proposal and the current financial system.