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Dejan Makovšek

Economist, International Transport Forum

Dejan Makovšek spent almost 15 years advising government and the private sector with a focus on network industries. Prior to joining ITF Dejan worked as a management consultant with KPMG for 7 years, where he was engaged in a number of projects involving the appraisal and financing of investments in Slovene railway and power infrastructure, business restructuring, forensic analysis of failed projects, and others. In addition, he pursued academic research in the area of investment appraisal and PPPs. To date he published several scientific articles in distinguished international transport economics and policy related journals. He held invited lectures at University College of London, Paris School of Economics, World Bank, EBRD and other institutions. The focus of his work at the ITF is the economics of infrastructure investment. Recently he was involved in the OECD UK PPP review, led the project on risks and delivery options for a EUR 1.3 billion rail project in Slovenia, and several others. He’s also the project manager of the ITF Working Group on Private Investment.  Dejan holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Maribor in Slovenia.