Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster holds the position of the Senior Economist for the Western Balkan countries and Country Economist for North Macedonia. She joined the World Bank in 1999 as an economist where she came from the Ministry of Finance in Croatia. She worked on the European Union countries before the current post, where she led several development policy operations, authored several Public Finance Reviews, Country Economic Memorandums, Regular Economic Reports.
Areas of her research focus on macroeconomics and fiscal policy, governance, EU integration, social sectors, underground economy and tax policy.
Madzarevic-Sujster holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics with her PhD at the University of Split in progress. She took a number of professional courses in the London School of Economics, Joint Vienna Institute, WIFO - Vienna, World Bank Institute - Washington. Madzarevic-Sujster also held an associate lecturer position at the Public Finance cathedra at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management from 2003-2007 and was a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb from 1999-2001.