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The new issue of the journal Financial Theory and Practice brings the paper by Dubravko Mihaljek Domestic bank intermediation in emerging market economies during the 2008-09 crisis, an analysis on bank intermediation in emerging market economies at the height of the global financial crisis. Hrvoje Šimović, Helena Blažić and Ana Štambuk in the paper Perspectives of tax reforms in Croatia: expert opinion survey present the findings of a survey on what tax experts think about the overall current situation and problems in the Croatian tax system and what they expect from tax policy in the future. Tine Stanovnik and Miroslav Verbič in the paper Personal income tax reforms and tax progressivity in Slovenia, 1991-2012 analyse income inequality and the effects of the personal income tax in Slovenia. Magdalena Małgorzata Hybka in the paper Legislative proposal for a controlled foreign companies regime in Poland from an international perspective reviews a legislative proposal on avoiding corporate profit shifting in Poland. Predrag Bejaković reviews the book Emerging from the Shadow: A Comparative Qualitative Exploration of Private Tutoring in Eurasia. Martina Fabris prepared the list of published papers in the journal Financial Theory and Practice in 2014 and the list of peer-reviewers from 1999 to 2014.
The annual award ceremony of the prof. dr. Marijan Hanzekovic Foundation was held on Friday December 5, 2014.
In the regular category the 50,000 kn prize, the diploma and medals was won by Miljana Valdec and Jurica Zrnc (Croatian National Bank, Zagreb) for the paper "The direction of causality between exports and firm performance: microeconomic evidence from Croatia using the matching approach". The award in the student category wasn’t awarded due to the insufficiant quality of submitted papers.
The members of the award committee for 2014 were Vjekoslav Bratić (Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb); Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović (The Institute of Economics, Zagreb); Evan Kraft (American University, Washington D.C.); Dubravko Mihaljek (Bank for International Settlements, Basel) and Katarina Ott (Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb).
The awarded papers are published in the journal Financial Theory and Practice No. 1/15.