The RSA welcomes its new Ambassador to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Marjan Nikolov. Marjan is President of the Centre for Economic Analyses-CEA in Skopje and Assistant professor at the International Slavic University. Marjan is a member of the LSE-LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in South East Europe and a member of the EURAK Research Network on Decentralisation and Sub-National Governance in South East Europe. His research interests include decentralisation, political economy, public finance, fiscal transparency, and public private partnerships.