Bachelor in Economics, University Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1961. Master of Business Administration, University Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1966.
Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1968. Postgraduate, World Tourist Organization, Madrid, 1969.
Assistant professor, U. Belgrade, 1962-1969; lecturer, U. Belgrade, 1969-1974; associate professor, U. Belgrade, 1974-1979; full professor, U. Belgrade, since 1979; dean faculty economics, U. Belgrade, 1977-1979; president, U. Belgrade, 1987-1991. Member Federal Parliament Yugoslavia, 1990-1991, Serbian Parliament, since 1985, president, 1991. Honorary professor Lomonosov U., Moscow, 1990.
Member International University Association (administrative board 1990, World Tourist Organisation (awards), Science Tourist Association, Science Economics Association.
Married Ljiljana Birjukov, February 1, 1964. Children: Aleksandar, Dubravka.