Aleksandar Rakonjac

Title of Paper : German exploitation of Yugoslav mines in the Second World War (1941-1945)

Aleksandar Rakonjac was born in the town of Bajina Basta (western Serbia), where he finished elementary and high school. He graduated from the Department of History of Yugoslavia at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade in 2014 («The beginnings of the command-planned economy in Yugoslavia in 1946»), where he also defended the master thesis (2015) «Reconstruction of the Yugoslav economy (1944–1947). Industry and Mining». Currently completing the second year of doctoral studies working on the thesis «Industrialization of Yugoslavia (1947-1952). Plans and practice». He won the award for the best scientific research in the field of economic history of the Balkans in 2015 for a thesis entitled «The beginnings of command-planned economy in Yugoslavia in 1946» – prize awarded by “Publishing house Arhipelag” (Belgrade) and “Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies” (Belgrade). Since 2016 he is a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia engaged on a project in the Institute for Recent History of Serbia. His focus of research is the social and economic history of Yugoslavia, with a special emphasis on the epoch of socialism.


  • Rakonjac, Aleksandar. “The Beginnings of Economic Planning in Yugoslavia in 1946 – Ideas, Organization and Institutionalization”. Currents of History (Journal of the Institute for Recent History of Serbia), 2/2016, (2016), 151–176.
  • Rakonjac, Aleksandar. “National Diet in Yugoslavia during the period of Reconstruction (1945–1947)”. Matica Srpska Journal of History, 94, (2016), 73–89.
  • Rakonjac, Aleksandar. «The beginnings of the corporatization of state sector industries in Yugoslavia (1945-1947)». Društvene nauke pred izazovima savremenog društva, I, Nisun 6 (2017), 165-178.