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Marina Kesner-Škreb in the Newsletter entitled Has Croatia Reached the Tax Maximum? discusses the share of taxes in GDP as a measure of tax burden and reviews the survey by the World Bank in which that share is supplemented with the measurement of tax capacity. The World Bank survey results suggest that Croatia collects more tax than allowed by its tax capacity and therefore has no room for any further increases in tax rates or introducing new taxes. Instead of this, fiscal consolidation should be achieved by increasing the efficiency of the existing taxes and even more by reducing public expenditure.
In the latest Press Release entitled Who gets state aid in Croatia?, Marina Kesner-Škreb comments on the state aid data presented in the Croatian Competition Agency's Annual Report on State Aid for 2012 which is in parliamentary procedure.
On Thursday, 19th December 2013 Institute of Public Finance's researcher Goran Vukšić held lecture entitled The Impact of Current Crisis on Employment and Employment Conditions in Croatia.
The current economic crisis has put many private companies, but also state owned enterprises and other public sector entities under pressure to cut costs. Many of them reduced employment and/or wages of their employees. In addition to these negative effects, there may have been changes in other employment characteristics, such as full time and short time employment, employment for an unspecified and fixed period of time, number of hours worked, etc. These effects may have differed across different groups of employees as distinguished by gender, age or educational attainment. Also, there may be differences depending on the type of ownership.
The research was conducted with the financial support by Friedrich Ebert Foundation with the aim of analysis of employment characteristics using sectoral data for Croatia between 2009 and 2012.