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COST Programme

The Institute of Economics, Zagreb has joined COST actions in the ISCH domain (Individuals, Societies, Cultures & Health) with a project “Science and Technology Research in a Knowledge-based Economy” (STRIKE). The project has started in October 2007 and will run until October 2011. Croatian national representatives in the COST management committee are Sonja Radas and Maja Vehovec. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme and European Science Foundation.

Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (October, 2007)

Highlights from the October, 2007 (No. 32) issue: Recent developments: - Moderation of economic expansion. - GDP growth receded to 5.1 percent in the third quarter of 2007. - Personal consumption remains strong. - Investments rebound gradually. - Employment increases, unemployment decreases; wage growth continues. - Deceleration of credit activity, especially of credits to enterprises. - Sharply rising inflation. - Growing concerns over government spending. - No signs of slowdown in the public debt dynamics....

Congratulations to our colleague Paul Stubbs!

Paul Stubbs, Senior Research Fellow at The Institute of Economics, Zagreb and Bob Deacon, Professor of International Social Policy at University of Sheffield,  edited the book Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe published by EDWARD ELGAR Publishing.This comprehensive and engaging volume investigates the role of international actors in the making of social policy in South East Europe. Introductory chapters on transnationalism and Europeanisation are followed by a series of nine...

Differing Characteristics or Differing Rewards: What Is Behind the Gender Wage Gap in Croatia

In the fourth issue of EIZ Working Papers, Danijel Nestić estimates the size of, changes in, and main factors contributing to gender-based wage differentials in Croatia. The paper utilises microdata from the Labour Force Survey in 1998 and 2005, and applies both OLS and quantile regression techniques to assess the gender wage gap across the wage distribution. The gender wage gap is found to be relatively mild at the lower part of the wage distribution and is getting larger as one moves towards the top of the...

Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (July, 2007)

Here are the highlights from July, 2007 (No. 31) issue: Recent developments: - Impressive - 7 percent - output growth in the first quarter of 2007. - Personal consumption accelerated strongly. - Investments picked up. - Foreign trade sluggish at the year’s start. - Robust industrial output expansion; strong retail sales; weakening construction activity. - Employment increases; unemployment declines. - Wage growth gathers speed. - Signs of credit activity deceleration emerge. - Low inflation continues. - Fiscal position...