Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Objectives and methodology

January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2003
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.02.00  Social sciences  Economics   

Code Science Field
S188  Social sciences  Economics of development 
S190  Social sciences  Management of enterprises 
S185  Social sciences  Commercial and industrial economics 
S195  Social sciences  Development cooperation 
S191  Social sciences  Market study 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  13617  PhD Janez Bešter  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  143 
2.  11021  Rado Faleskini  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  77 
3.  13199  MSc Matej Koren  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  169 
4.  19042  PhD Nataša Kump  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2002  146 
5.  00783  PhD Marjan Simončič  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  131 
6.  15323  PhD Renata Slabe Erker  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2002  291 
7.  02393  PhD Peter Stanovnik  Economics  Head  2001 - 2003  500 
8.  21498  MSc Sonja Uršič  Economics  Researcher  2001 - 2003  105 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0502  Institute for Economic Research  Ljubljana  5051690000  2,659 
The main objectives of the research are: the study of current economic trends and of functioning of the main economic categories in a small open economy; preparation of analytical tools for the restructuring process of Slovenian industries (large enterprises, SMEs); indicators of global and regional competitiveness. Methodology is based on modern quantitative methods (econometric modeling, mathematical programming) and the application of users’ tools for microeconomic research and management consulting. Main economic categories are studied through econometric modeling on aggregate (GDP, factor incomes, investment, employment, prices, prices distortion) and sectoral levels. Sectoral studies evaluate the development of different economic sectors and subsectors (manufacturing and mining, energy, agriculture, tourism, transportation, housing, telecommunications, banking, insurance an other business services). These studies represent the information basis for policy-makers at the macro, mezzo and micro levels. Business research comprises the following areas: corporate strategy, corporate restructuring and change management, sales and marketing management, finance and cost management. In the field of economic development, the research staff analyses current trends in Slovenia and well as in other Central and Eastern European countries and compares them with developments in Western European and other market economies. The research of economic systems comprises the analysis of monetary and fiscal system and institutional changes (such as privatisation, tax reforms, etc.). Theoretical and empirical studies deal with labour productivity and problems of labour mobility. A special emphasis is given to integration issues: Slovenia's EU accession strategy, monetary reform in Slovenia in view of the European Monetary Union (EMU), as well as development of modern state interventionism as a system of economic measures aimed to restructure the economy. In the field of technological change, basic relations between the economy and technology are analysed in order to find the elements for appropriate innovation policies. WORLDWIDE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAMME Application of new economic theories (rules for “new” economy); new theoretical approaches related to CGE and econometric models; the use of econometric models for the evaluation of economic policy measures (technology, fiscal, foreign trade, monetary and industrial policy, environment, innovation). By participation in international research projects (4th and 5th FP, INCO COPERNICUS, COST etc.) the research team has been fully included into European research networks. IMPORTANCE FOR SLOVENIA From the standpoint of new development paradigm (based on the fact that the transition in Slovenian economy is accomplished and that new technologies should be diffused to a greater extent) the research programme represents an important input for policy makers at international, national and regional level. The research results enable the comparison of Slovenian economy with similar countries. The research team is a partner of IMD in preparing the World Competitiveness Yearbook. This yearly publication ranks 48 countries according to 288 competitiveness indicators grouped in 8 categories (domestic economy, internationalisation, S&T, management, government, finance, people and infrastructure). The research team has done contractual research for different ministries (Ministry for Economic Relations, Ministry for Labour, Ministry for Education, Ministry for Environment and Physical Planning etc.), Chamber of Economy and international organisations (EU, World Bank, UNIDO, FAO, OECD). The research team organizes international seminars and conferences and offers special educational courses for visiting scholars and researchers.
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