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Modelling Inflation in Croatia

In the third issue of EIZ Working Papers, Maruška Vizek and Tanja Broz construct a quarterly inflation model for Croatia. In order to model inflation dynamics they use the general-to-specific approach. The advantage of this approach is its ability to deliver results based on underlying economic theories of inflation, which are also consistent with the properties of the data. A two step procedure is followed. In the first step, the long-run sectoral analysis of inflation sources is conducted, yielding long-run...

Congratulations to our colleague Gorana Roje!

Master thesis of our colleague Gorana Roje "The impact of accounting basis' appliance on financial management in public sector» (defended at The Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, in July, 2006) has been awarded by the Croatian association of accountants and financial professions in Zagreb.Croatian association of accountants and financial professions, in cooperation with several Croatian faculties and other institutions for higher education, consigns awards for selected master and doctoral theses in...

Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly (April, 2007)

Here are the highlights from April, 2007 (no. 30) issue: Recent developments - Solid 2006 economic performance likely to extend through this year. - Last year’s GDP growth mostly driven by a steep investment increase. - Personal consumption accelerated modestly. - Government consumption closed 2006 on a strong increase. - Buoyant exports at the end of 2006; current account deficit widened. - Industrial output and retail sales on a steady climb. - Employment revival and modest recovery in real wage growth. - No sign of...

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