Goran Penev

Research Associate

DSc, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, 2016 (Thesis: Suicides in Serbia in the context of contemporary demographic and socio-economic changes)

MSc, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, 1987 (Thesis: Main determinants, characteristics and consequences of population ageing in Yugoslavia)

BSc in economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, 1978


  • fertility, extramarital births
  • mortality, suicide deaths
  • migration
  • population structures, demographic ageing, population projections, population estimates


Goran Penev has been employed at the Institute of Social Sciences (Demographic Research Center) since 1979, and he has worked there in various research capacities. He has published over 200 scholarly papers. His articles have been published in more than 25 Serbian or foreign journals. He has participated in numerous scientific conferences in Serbia and abroad as an author of conference papers or a member of scientific committees. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Economic Development (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia), the series Balkan Demographic Papers (Volos, Greece), the journal Stanovništvo (1990-2010, editor-in-chief 1992-1996), and Serbian Demographic Bibliography 1945-2012 (2006-2013).
He has given numerous guest lectures in undergraduate and graduate courses. For many years he has been a collaborator of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED, Paris), the European Demographic Observatory (ODE, St-Germain-en-Laye, France), and the University of Thessaly (Volos, Greece). He is a member of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Study of Population of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. As an associate or chief project manager, he has participated in several dozen projects.

Memberships in professional organizations:

  • Association of Demographers of Serbia (founder member)
  • Statistical Association of Serbia
  • Gerontological Society of Serbia
  • Association International des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF)
  • Association Demobalk (founder member, vice-president)

Selected publications:

-"Sezonalnost suicida u Srbiji, 1990-2012" [Seasonality of Suicide Deaths in Serbia, 1990-2012]. Stanovništvo, 2014, 52(2): 67-89.DOI:10.2298/STNV1402067P

-“Demografski trendovi u Crnoj Gori od sredine 20. vijeka i perspektive do 2050. godine” [Demographic trends in Montenegro from the middle of the 20 century and prospects until 2050]. Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT, Podgorica, 2008, p. 213

-"Razvitak stanovništva sveta, Evrope i Srbije od 1945. do 2004". Evolucija populacione politike u Srbiji 1945-2004 Demografski zbornik, knjiga VII [Development of the Population of the World, Europe and Serbia from 1945 to 2004. Evolution of Population Politics in Serbia, 1945-2004. Demographic Collection, Book VII]. Department of Social Sciences. Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, 2005, 19-50.

-"Zamena generacija u Srbiji u periodu 1950-2000" [The replacement of generations in Serbia in the period 1950-2000]. Stanovništvo, 2001, 39(1/4):45-71


Collection of papers