CEIZ index for September 2017: September decreases GDP growth in the third quarter

In September of 2017, the CEIZ index dropped by 0.6 index points compared to the same period of the previous year, which is the highest annual decrease in the index value since February of this year. In August and September, CEIZ recorded a drop both on the annual and monthly level, which suggests a slowdown of the business cycle. The low index value in September can be attributed mostly to reduced VAT revenues, coupled with a somewhat weaker industrial production growth. Based on the CEIZ index movements, we...


OVI for October 2017: Strong labor demand growth

In October 2017, OVI index registered a 36.3 percent growth when compared to the same month of the previous year indicating the continuation of strong labor demand growth. Seasonally adjusted values suggest that the largest positive contribution to the annual increase in job advertisements was achieved precisely in October this year amounting up to soaring 17.2 percent. May was the second month considering the contributions, while April and September registered a negative contribution. Due to favorable index...


New edition of EIZ Working Papers

In the latest edition of EIZ Working Papers authors Katarina Bačić, Ivana Rašić Bakarić and Sunčana Slijepčević bring the paper “Sources of productivity differentials in manufacturing in post-transition urban South-East Europe”. The paper analyzes the effects of urbanization and localisation economies on manufacturing firms’ productivity across urban landscapes in post-transition South-East European (SEE) countries. Fixed-effects panel data estimations on a large sample of firms show that the factors accounting for...


The Institute of Economics’ journal Croatian Economic Survey indexed in Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database

We are pleased to announce that our journal Croatian Economic Survey has been selected for coverage in Clarivate Analytics' platform Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database beginning with Vol.19 (1), 2017. Journals accepted for coverage in ESCI must be peer reviewed, follow ethical publishing practices, meet technical requirements, have English language bibliographic information, and be recommended or requested by a scholarly audience of Web of Science users. Journals indexed in the ESCI...


New edition of Sector Analyses: Construction and real estate

The latest edition of Sector Analyses brings an analysis of the main indicators and trends in the construction industry, both for Croatia and the EU. In addition to an overview of the leading companies in this sector, author Goran Buturac analyzes the real estate market and brings the latest expectations and projections.As always, the publication can be accessed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb website here or in the attached document.