Prof. Slaveski was born in Ohrid in 1960. He graduated at the Faculty of Economics, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Prof. Slaveski attended graduate studies at the California State University in Chico, USA (1986/87) and Harvard University (Fulbright Scholar, 1989/90). His fields of professional interest include: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics; Political economy of transition and privatization; Business and Government; Monetary and Fiscal Policies; Economic and social functions of the State; Labor Economics; Economics of corruption and organized crime.
Prof. Slaveski was a Visiting Professor at the Arizona State University (Tempe, USA) in 1997. During the period 1999-2006 he taught a graduate course within the South Eastern European Studies program at the National and Capodistrian University in Athens, Greece, in English.
Prof. Slaveski has authored or co-authored six books and numerous articles, published both in the country and internationally, in scholarly journals in the areas of privatization, economic restructuring, economic growth and development, finance, economic and social functions of the State etc. He has participated in a number of international conferences dealing with transition and developmental issues. He has managed several government projects which have resulted in official government documents, such as: The Medium Term Strategy for Development and Reforms “Macedonia 2003” (2000); National Poverty Reduction Strategy (2002); Pre-Accession Economic Program (2008 and 2009); National Development Plan (2009), etc. Prof. Slaveski has been a member of several international research networks.
In 1992, Prof. Slaveski, in the role of Adviser to the Minister of Development, co-authored the Anti-Inflation Program, a document prepared on the occasion of the proclamation of monetary independence of the Republic of Macedonia. In 1999-2000 Prof. Slaveski was Minister of Development in the Macedonian Government. From April 2005 until August 2006 he was a member of the Council of the City of Skopje, actively participating in several committees. In August 2006 he was appointed Minister of Finance in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. He served as Minister of Finance for three years, leaving the post in July 2009. During 2015-2017 he served as a member of the Higher Education Accreditation and Evaluation Board of Macedonia.
As Minister of Finance he participated in the implementation of numerous reforms in the tax and financial systems of Macedonia; modernization of the payment system; integration of the payment of personal income tax and social contributions within the Public Revenues Office (the concept of gross wage); as well as direct management of fiscal policy in terms of the High Inflation in 2007 (a result of increasing world prices of food and energy), and the Great Recession 2007-2009. During his term as Minister of Finance, Prof. Slaveski was a Governor for the Republic of Macedonia in the World bank (IBRD) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).