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EIZ wins PMI IMPACT research grant to assess illegal trade of tobacco products

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb started the implementation of the research project “Illegal Trade of Tobacco Products: Smuggling as Experienced along the Balkan Route – BalkanSmugg”, funded by PMI IMPACT, a global grant award initiative of Philip Morris International, aiming to support public, private, and non-governmental organizations to develop and implement projects with a lasting impact against illegal trade and related crimes.  BalkanSmugg was one of the 32 projects selected by the Expert Council...

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New edition of Croatian Economic Outlook: GDP growth in 2017 to stand at 3.1 percent

In the new edition of Croatian Economic Outlook (No. 71/September 2017) analysts from The Institute of Economics, Zagreb provide the latest forecasts and an analysis of economic trends in Croatia.  From this issue: Following a rebound in activity during 2015, the Croatian economy grew at the same rate as the global economy in 2016—by 3.0 percent. Growth momentum was carried over into the first half of the current year with year-on-year growth figures of 2.5 and 2.8 percent for the first two quarters,...

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Invitation to the 2nd Regional conference of Western Balkan Evaluators

We are pleased to invite you to the the 2nd Regional conference of Western Balkan Evaluators.Organized by the Western Balkan Evaluation Network (WBEN), Croatian Evaluation Network / The Institute of Economics, Zagreb (HEM / EIZ) and the Croatian Section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), the 2nd Regional Conference of Western Balkan Evaluators: Evaluation Methods, Practice and Networks in the Western Balkan and Southeast Europe will be held in Zagreb (Croatia), in hotel International, from...

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

In July of 2017, the CEIZ index recorded a small increase of 0.01 points compared to June, 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 to...

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OVI for August 2017: Labor demand continues to recover; nearly half of new job advertisements represent fixed-term employment

In August of 2017, OVI registered a growth rate of 39 percent when compared to the same month of the previous year, indicating a continuation of strong growth in labor demand. Although seasonally adjusted index values show a mild 0.8 percent increase in labor demand compared to the previous month, this is the lowest growth rate in the last 12 months, excluding November of last year and April and July of this year. However, labor demand recovery is evident from the fact that the average OVI index value in the first...