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New edition of EIZ Working Papers

The latest edition of EIZ Working Papers brings the paper “EU Emissions Trading: Policy-Induced Innovation, or Business as Usual? Findings from Company Case Studies in the Republic of Croatia” by Martin Larsson. The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), while primarily designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effective and efficient way, is supposed to serve as an instrument promoting investments in clean, low-carbon technologies by way of incentivizing associated innovation activity. Since...

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New edition of Economic Trends and Economic Policy

The latest issue of Economic Trends and Economic Policy brings articles “Beware of What You Wish For, Because You Might Get It! (A Note on the Occasion of the First Anniversary of the Brexit Referendum)” by Sandra Švaljek and “Collection of Non-performing Loans in Banks” by Matija Ploh. It also brings a review by Željka Kordej-De Villa of the book Human Smart Cities: Rethinking the Interplay between Design and Planning.    The article “Beware of What You Wish For, Because You Might Get It! (A Note...

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CEIZ index for August 2017: GDP growth acceleration in the third quarter of 2017

In August of 2017, the CEIZ index recorded a small increase of 0.1 points compared to July, which means that the economic activity in that month accelerated somewhat when compared to the month before. The index value itself suggests that the Croatian economy will achieve a real GDP growth rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter compared to the same quarter of the previous year. On a quarterly basis, the index value indicates that the Croatian economy could grow by 1.0 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared...

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New edition of Sector Analyses: Pharmaceutical industry

The latest edition of Sector Analyses focuses on the pharmaceutical industry, bringing an overview of the main indicators and trends in this sector for Croatia and the EU. In addition to a comparative analysis of leading global companies, author Tajana Barbić analyzes the performance of top Croatian manufacturers and brings the latest expectations and projections. As earlier, the publication can be accessed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb website here or in the attached document below.

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OVI for September 2017: Growth in labor demand slows down and moves inland

In September 2017, the OVI index rose by 22.2 percent when compared to the same month of the previous year which means that although labor demand growth is still considerably strong, it is slowing down compared to the rest of the year. Namely, the average OVI index value in the first nine months of this year is a third higher than the average OVI index value in the same period of 2016. Seasonally adjusted index values show a 7.7 percent decrease in labor demand compared to the previous month, which is the biggest...