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An Open Mind Wants More: Opinion Strength and the Desire for Genetically Modified Food Labeling Policy

In the second issue of EIZ Working Papers, Sonja Radas and Mario Teisl analyze consumers' acceptance of genetically modified (GM) foods and their desire for the labeling of these foods. There are two opposing viewpoints regarding these issues. Some suggest consumers are unconcerned and do not desire any GM labeling while others indicate the opposite. The mixed results may be because consumers are capable of making finer distinctions than surveys have called for, and appear to have evaluation schemes that are...

European Summer School on Industrial Dynamics

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb is local partner to University Bocconi and DIME in organizaing ESSID 2007 in Dubrovnik, 3rd-8th September 2007 in CAAS.ESSID 2007 "THE ECONOMICS OF SCIENCE" European Summer School on Industrial Dynamics 

An Analysis of Foreign Tourism Demand for Croatian Destinations: Long-Run Elasticity Estimates

In the first issue of EIZ Working Papers, Andrea Mervar and James E. Payne provide long-run elasticity estimates associated with the aggregate foreign tourism demand for Croatian destinations in the period 1994:1-2004:4 using the autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach. Given that tourism is a significant source of export revenues for Croatia, it is vital for policymakers to understand the factors affecting foreign tourism demand for Croatian destinations. Foreign tourism demand is proxied by the aggregate number of...

Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (January, 2007)

Here are the highlights from January, 2007 (No. 29) issue:Recent developments:- Croatian economy regains strength in the third quarter of 2006 with a 4.7 percent growth. - Personal consumption recorded a solid increase driven by the wage and employment expansion. - Government consumption increases moderately. - Investment activity keeps on with a solid growth. - Foreign trade dynamics cool down. - Labor market situation improves. - Strong credit expansion pressed the central bank to impose the credit ceiling. - Fiscal...

Cooperation Agreement

On 16 January, 2007, Dr. Sandra Švaljek (Director, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb) and Prof. Dr. Darko Tipurić (Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb) concluded the Cooperation Agreement. The basic goal of the Agreement is to establish mutual cooperation in scientific and educational activities.