Arben Malaj, Prof. Dr. in University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy and President of Institute for Public Policy and Good Governance, holds a PhD Degree in Finance in and a Bachelor Degree in Finance from University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy. During his experience as an Economist for 27 years, he has covered important roles as Minister of Finance, Minister of Economy, Deputy Head of Parliamentary Commission for Economy an Finances, Head of Albanian Interparliamentary Delegation to EU Parliament, Head of Albanian Parliamentary Commission and Round Table for Stability Pact in the region, Head of Albanian Delegation to Central European Initiative, Governor of Albania in World Bank, Head of SME Tirana Section in the EU Phare Program.
He has conducted scientific research in the Harvard University, Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, from September 2005-June 2006, in the topic of problematic (opportunities, challenges) of process of adhesion of Western Balkans Integration in EU. He was a Senior Executive Programme in the European Centre for Security, George C. Marshall Center Germany, in April 2007, for the “Enlargement of EU and OTAN”.
He is an Economist with 27 years of experience, which includes PFM Reform Strategy, Fiscal Policy and fiscal planning, Macro-fiscal modeling, Budget Preparation, Budget Transparency, Programmed Budgeting and Performance-Based Budgeting, Fiscal Decentralization and intergovernmental transfers, Revenue Policy, Tax Administration and Revenue Management, Single Treasury Account, Cash Management, Treasury Management, Expenditure Management and Reporting, Budget Execution and internal control, Compensation reforms and payroll management, Debt Management, Budget Classification, Accounting Policy, Fiscal Reporting, Audit, etc.