Marijana Sumpor, PhD

Marijana Sumpor, PhD
  • E-MAIL:
    senior research associate
    senior research associate


  • 2005 PhD at the Faculty of Economics, University of Split, dissertation subject: "Coordination of development policies with the integrative policy of regional development"
  • 1999 MA at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb – thesis subject: "The influence of government securities on the financial market"
  • 1995 university degree at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb – subject of thesis: "Universal banking and special banking systems"

Employment and work experience

  • since 2001 - The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Department for spatial economics
  • 1998–2000 - BNP-Dresdner Bank (Croatia) d.d., Risk management department – financing of large companies
  • 1995–1998 - Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia, Department for Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasts

Fields of interest

  • national and EU development policy
  • local and regional development
  • management, coordination and evaluation of development policies, programmes and projects
  • strategic planning of sustainable development
  • decentralization

Selected bibliography

  • Budak, J., Sumpor, M., 2009, «Nova institucionalna ekonomika i institucionalna konvergencija» (eng. New institutional economics and institutional convergence), Ekonomski pregled. 60 (2009), 3-4; 168-195.
  • Đokić, I., Sumpor, M., 2008, «Regional Governance in Croatia’ s New European Regions», Bridging the Divide: Celebrating the City, Hibbard, M., Ache, P., Davoudi, S., Winkle, C., Jaffee, M. (eds.). Chicago: University of Illinois at Chicago. Paper 714. 
  • Sumpor, M., Sisinacki, J., and Rasic Bakaric, I., 2007, «Governance and Local Economic Development: In Search of an Appropriate Governance Structure for Croatia», Local Innovations for Growth in Central and Eastern Europe, Giguere Sylvain, editor(s). Paris: OECD, p. 69-91.
  • Sumpor, M., 2007, «Is there any Institutional Capacity for Integrated Regional Development? - Application of New Governance Approaches in Croatia», Local Governance and Sustainable Development, Torre, A. (ed.) Paris : European Regional Science Association ; Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris; Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) Paris.
  • Sumpor, M., 2007, «Coordination of Development Policies Towards an Integrative Regional Development Policy», Seventh International Conference on Enterprise in Transition Proceedings, Reić, Z., Fredotović, M. (ur.), Split: Faculty of Economics, University of Split, 2007. 22.
  • Sumpor, M., Đokić, I., 2007, «Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM) in Croatia - Another Plan or Strategic Projects?» Medcoast 07: Proceedings of the Eigth International Conference on the Meditarranean Coastal Environment, Özhan, E. (ur.), Ankara: MEDCOAST Secretariat, Middle East Technical University, 2007. 47-58.
  • Sumpor, M., 2006, «Creating Collaborative Advantages through Coordination of Regional Development Activities», Proceedings of the 46th European Regional Science Association Congress: «Enlargement, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean», Panayotis Pantazis (ur.). Volos, Grčka: University of Thessaly, Department of Planning and Regional Development, 2006. Paper 280.
  • Sumpor, M., Mušterić, J., 2005, «Relentless catch-up or long-term sustainability: An analysis of the Irish case and lessons for Croatia», Enterprise in Transition: Proceedings/Sixth International Conference on Enterprise in Transition, Crnjak-Karanović, Biljana (ur.). Split : University of Split, Faculty of Economics Split, 2005.
  • Sumpor, M., 2004, «Local Politics, Budgets and Development Programmes in Croatia», European Regional Science Association (ERSA) 2004 Congress, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 25-29 August 2004.
  • Dräger, S., Horvat, Ž., Sumpor, M., Starc, N., 2004, Vodič za izradu strateških razvojnih programa na lokalnoj razini, Ministarstvo mora, turizma, prometa i razvitka, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit i Ekonomski institut Zagreb, (
  • Sumpor, M., Starc N., 2003, «Pro-Active Regional Development Policy - The Croatian Case», European Regional Science Association (ERSA) 2003 Congress, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, August 2003.
  • Sumpor, M., 2002, «Economic development and the role of different levels of government», Proceedings from the International conference, An Enterprise Odyssey: Economics and Business in the New Millennium 2002, University of Zagreb, Graduate School of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia, 27-29 June 2002.
  • Sumpor, M., 2002, «Tržište državnih vrijednosnica», Ekonomski pregled, godina 53, broj 3-4, Zagreb, 2002., str. 319-342.

List of publications (Croatian Scientific Bibliography – CROSBI)