Sasa Drezgic obtained his PhD in 2008 in the field of public finance at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
From May 2016 until February 2017, he was a Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Croatia. In February 2018 he was appointed as head of the Center for the support to smart and sustainable cities of the University of Rijeka.
During his career he was a visiting fellow at the Global Governance Center at London School of Economics and Political Science; a Director of Center of local economic development of Faculty of Economics University of Rijeka, which aims to commercialize latest scientific advances and provide matchmaking platform of public and private sector.
From 2010, he is also a Vice Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of Faculty of Economics Journal of business and administration and from 2017 Editor-in-Chief.
During his academic career, he was a consultant in a number of projects mainly in the field of local economic development funded by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport, the USAID, UNDP, GIZ and other institutions and donors.
He is also an author of more than 30 publications in the field of fiscal policy, local government finance, public investments and infrastructure finance and economic development issues.