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Fiscal Compact - the first decisive step towards Euro adoption in Croatia
Published: January 12, 2018

In the Press Release titled Fiscal Compact - the first decisive step towards Euro adoption in Croatia, Anto Bajo and Davor Galinec comment on a fiscal agreement accepted by the Government at its session on December 21, 2017, as the first major step in joining the euro area and the announcement of accelerated structural reforms.

 
New issue of Public Sector Economics
Published: December 11, 2017

In the new issue of Public Sector Economics, you can read the article by Vuk Vuković The political economy of local government in Croatia: winning coalitions, corruption, and taxes. It represents the first comprehensive effort to provide a theoretical and empirical explanation of systemic corruption in Croatian local government and links corruption, maximized chances of staying in power and higher taxes. The article won the first prize in the regular category of the 2017 Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust competition. Ivana Đurović in the article The effects of intercompany lending on the current account balances of selected economies in the Western Balkans quantifies the effect of intercompany lending on the current account balances in the economies that previously made up Yugoslavia. The article won the first prize in the student category of the 2017 Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust competition. Petar Sorić and Ivana Lolić in the article Economic uncertainty and its impact on the Croatian economy quantify institutional (political and fiscal) and non-institutional uncertainty as significant predictors of economic activity. Michael Fuchs, Katarina Hollan and Katrin Gasior in the article Simulation of an application of the Hartz-IV reform in Austria, using the tax-benefit microsimulation model, analyse potential effects of unemployment benefit reform in Austria. Martina Pezer reviews the book Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality by the World Bank.

 
Results for prof. dr. Marijan Hanžeković foundation award 2017 announced
Published: December 8, 2017

On 8th December 2017, the Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust, for the 18th year in a row, awarded the best scientific papers. In the regular category: 50,000 HRK, diploma and a medal was awarded to Vuk Vuković, PhD candidate at University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations, for the paper The political economy of local government in Croatia: winning coalitions, corruption, and taxes”. In the student category: 15,000 HRK and a diploma was awarded to Ivana Đurović, student at the Central European University in Budapest, Department of Economics, for the paper The effects of intercompany lending on the current account balances of selected economies in the Western Balkans.

The awarded papers are published in the journal Public Sector Economics number 4/2017.

 
 

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Local budget transparency
 
On 4th July 2017 the Institute of Public Finance presented the results of the fourth 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.
 

Conference announcement
 
The Institute of Public Finance and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are organizing a research and policy conference Public Sector Economics 2018 – Fiscal Openness: Transparency, Participation and Accountability in Fiscal Policies on October 26, 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia. We invite submissions of theoretical, empirical and policy papers on these and related topics. Detailed information is available at the conference web site.
 

Economics of ageing
 
Public Sector Economics journal prepares a special issue dedicated to the economics of ageing. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions analysing the interaction between demographic change and the economy, at both macroeconomic and microeconomic levels. Manuscript deadline is May 15, 2018. All other detailed information is available at the call for papers.
 

 
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