Dr. Aleksander Aristovnik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Sector Economics at the Faculty of Administration and in the Department of International Economics at the Faculty of Economics (University of Ljubljana). Professionally and scientifically, he has deepened his knowledge and skills at a number of summer schools and workshops, as well as a visiting scholar hosted by Princeton University, University of Nevada (Reno), University of Dubai and the University of Zagreb. His areas of research interest encompass Public Sector Economics, International Economics and Economics of the EU. He has actively participated in more than fifty international conferences around the world and published many professional and scientific articles in various domestic and recognized (ISI indexed) international journals. He is also a member of editorial boards of numerous international journals and a member of program committee of different domestic and international scientific conferences. Currently, he is a member of the Council of Officials and as a professional expert cooperates with the Court of Auditors. In 2015, Members of the Board appointed him as a director of Zavod 14, zavod za sožitje in napredek.