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Results for prof. dr. Marijan Hanžeković foundation award 2018 announced
Published: December 6, 2018

The Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust, for the 19th year in a row, awarded the best scientific paper. In the regular category: 50,000 HRK, diploma and a medal was awarded to Vladimir Arčabić from the Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb for the paper “Fiscal convergence and sustainability in the European Union”. The student category prize, due to insufficient quality of submitted papers, this year was not awarded.

The awarded paper will be published in the journal Public Sector Economics no. 4/2018 and at the Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust’s web site.

About Central Registry of State Assets
Published: December 3, 2018

The latest press release titled Establishing a Central Registry of State Assets: third time lucky? brings a commentary by Anto Bajo and Marko Ignjatović on a proposal for an Act on a Central Registry of State Assets which is currently under parliamentary procedure. The main goal of the Act is to compile records of and effectively manage the Republic of Croatia’s assets.

Public Sector Economics conference
Published: October 25, 2018

Institute of Public Finance, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zagreb and International Budget Partnership, organized an annual Public Sector Economics conference dedicated to fiscal transparency, citizen participation in fiscal processes and government accountability. The conference was opened by Assistant Minister of Finance and Chief State Treasurer Ivana Jakir-Bajo. Numerous foreign and domestic scientists and experts participated, and lectures were held by world renowned professors James Alt from Harvard University and Francisco Bastida from the University of Murcia.

By organizing this Conference, Institute of Public Finance wanted to initiate and encourage discussions among scientists, public sector experts and general public to address the contemporary challenges faced by the public sector and ways to efficiently collect and allocate public funds. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the journal Public Sector Economics.


In the Newsletter entitled Budget outturns of Croatian municipalities, cities and counties for 2017, Katarina Ott, Mihaela Bronić and Branko Stanić are presenting the basic data on the budget outturns of all Croatian local government units for 2017, i.e. revenues and expenditures, surpluses or deficits (per capita and in total). The tables additionally provided in the Excel format, allow all interested parties to get acquainted with the fiscal condition of all local government units in 2017 and make relevant comparisons with the situation in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Local budget transparency
On 2nd July 2018 the Institute of Public Finance presented the results of the fifth cycle of budget transparency research in Croatian local government units (counties, cities and municipalities).

To make the results more accessible and easier to read, the Institute published an interactive map that shows the status of each local government unit.

Press Release
In the Press Release, Katarina Ott writes about the annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the country, presented on March 13th in Zagreb by the European Commission representation in Croatia. According to the analysis, Croatia is experiencing excessive economic imbalances and has made limited or no progress when it comes to the implementation of European Commission country-specific recommendations.

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