The Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust announced its competition for the 2024 annual award. The Trust is inviting authors to submit theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers in the field of public sector economics to this competition. Papers can analyse the role and functioning of the public sector at macroeconomic, sectoral and microeconomic levels, in both advanced and emerging market economies. Papers providing new perspectives, new assessments, judgements and knowledge are particularly welcome. 

The qualities expected to be found in submissions are analytical rigour and creativity, as well as originality and technical proficiency. In the award adjudication process, the entrants' age will be considered, with younger contestants receiving extra points.

The prizes will be awarded in two categories:
• regular – a certificate, a medal and the sum of gross € 6,500
• student – a certificate and the sum of gross € 2,000.

Articles, in Croatian or English, must be submitted electronically under a passcode by June 1, 2024 at the latest. Only original and unpublished works will be considered.

Apart from paying tribute to Professor Marijan Hanžeković's memory, the Trust's objective is to promote financial sciences and encourage scholars and experts, especially younger ones, to be engaged in this discipline.

Information about the Trust, terms and criteria of the competition, and the online application are available on its website.