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New development strategy of Slovenia as a member of the EU

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.02.00  Social sciences  Economics   

Code Science Field
S180  Social sciences  Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy 
Economic, social and environmental development factors, competitiveness, regional development, tchnological development, sustainable development, trafic policy, development and economics of education, labor market amd migrations, social-security, familiy and population policy, take-overs, inovations, foreign direct investments, econometric and other matemathical modeling, general equilibrium models
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Researchers (14)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  13617  PhD Janez Bešter  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  148 
2.  03131  PhD Milena Bevc  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  356 
3.  13547  PhD Jože Damijan  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  2,414 
4.  24425  PhD Saša Knežević  Economics  Junior researcher  2005 - 2006  11 
5.  19650  PhD Art Kovačič  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  133 
6.  03216  PhD Franc Kuzmin  Economics  Researcher  2004  192 
7.  20613  Natalija Lindič    Technical associate  2007 - 2008 
8.  09110  PhD Boris Majcen  Economics  Head  2004 - 2008  484 
9.  23544  PhD Nika Murovec  Economics  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  97 
10.  00783  PhD Marjan Simončič  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2006  131 
11.  15323  PhD Renata Slabe Erker  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  299 
12.  02393  PhD Peter Stanovnik  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  507 
13.  07813  PhD Nada Stropnik  Economics  Researcher  2004 - 2008  466 
14.  24563  PhD Miroslav Verbič  Economics  Researcher  2005 - 2008  480 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0502  Institute for Economic Research  Ljubljana  5051690000  2,489 
In the next medium-term period, the research of the programme group will be focused on examining, developing and using of relevant methodologies and tools which will allow us to follow the shift in the quality of Slovenia's development policy after its accession to the European Union, incorporated in the new Strategy of Economic Development. The changed comprehension of development (IMAD) called also a new development paradigm should go beyond the present focusing on macroeconomic stabilisation, transition-related reforms and setting up of an institutional framework of market economy in compliance with EU rules. Slovenia opts for sustainable development, which allows meeting of the needs of present generations without jeopardising the chances of the future generations for at least equally successful meeting of their needs. It is a precondition for increased competitiveness in the long run, as it aims at narrowing of the economic lag, but not at the expense of lower level of social and environmental development. Sustainable development has three dimensions: a) a structural dimension, i.e. three sources of prosperity - economic, social and environmental; b) the dimension of time and inter-generational dimension; and c) a spatial dimension - with an emphasis on regionally balanced development. At the same time and parallel to the processes of European integration also the processes of global integration have intensified, meaning the toughening of international competition and increasing importance of the ability to adjust, cooperate and learn. Only a proper response of development policy to the changed conditions will lead to stronger competitive ability and adaptability of Slovenian economy and the state. a) Within the framework of the economic development factor, marked by intensive internationalisation of economic activities, innovation in all phases of production and a rapid development of new technologies, the research will deal with the situation and possible measures for improved competitive ability and innovation of Slovenian economy (completion of transition restructuring of the corporate and in particular financial and infrastructure sectors, technological development in the world and in Slovenia, narrowing of technological gap, the effect of foreign direct investments on closing the technological gap, monitoring of competitive ability and adaptability of Slovenian economy and the state, analysis of company takeovers, transport policy, regulation of telecommunications market, simulations of measures and analysis of the consequences of current economic policy on the basis of the developed analytical tools and databases). b) within the framework of the social development factor and inter-generational dimension of sustainable development (the importance of human and social capital, social security and inclusion, increasing importance of social society), the research activities will be focused on: surveying of the functioning of the labour market in changed conditions, development and economics of education and migration, family economics, welfare of children, poverty, income inequality and social exclusion, analysis of personal income tax and social transfers, social security, social services, social-security, family and population policy, demographic changes and sustainability of pension reform. c) within the framework of the environmental development factor-which promotes an active developmental role of the environment instead of non-selective easing of all pressures, or in other words, a reorientation from dealing with concerns about excessive burdens on the environment to active optimising of the possible contribution of the environment to prosperity and development - the research activities will be focused on two areas: the environmental economics and industrial ecology. We shall evaluate the environmental sustainability of Slovenia - the original state of the environment and the policies
Significance for science
Research work contributes to scientific methods and findings through the use of the theories and developed methodologies within the specific context of a small open economy. Theoretical, methodological, applicative and development research of Slovenian economy, comparable with the similar research in the world could provide the basis for: - development of newer economic theories, - inclusion of the theoretical findings (imperfect competition, differentiated products, economies of scale, dynamics, monetary sphere, endogenous economic growth, investments into education and R&D) in the development of the appropriate models, - Development of the theory of the internationalization of the enterprises - empirical research on dynamic causal link between innovation, internationalization and productivity growth is receiving an increased attention recently. In this field, our program group is one of the frontrunners in the European and global scientific community, - Development and use of the development theories especially of the human capital as the key development factor (longitudinal analysis of internal efficiency, analysis of equity in funding and international migration has the pioneer character in Slovenia and is very rare also in international dimension).
Significance for the country
Research program is inherently integrated in the economic and social development of the Republic of Slovenia. With the research work we follow an unavoidable quality shift in the development policy of Slovenia after its inclusion in the EU integrated within the new Strategy of Economic Development and thus contribute to: further promotion of technological, scientific-research and innovation policy, improvement of international competitiveness of the Slovene economy, upgrading of human capital in individual economic activities, enhancing the quality of development documents, which are presented to responsible directorates of the EU, development of the model for promoting regional development in Slovenia in the framework of the EU, preparation of the comparative analysis of methodological approaches to the measurement of the efficiency of public expenditures and the selection of methodologies for the valuation of policies, programs and projects in the Republic of Slovenia, higher quality of monitoring and forecasting development of education/lifelong learning and migrations, including in its regional dimension, providing for a scientific and analytical basis for the formulation of social protection, family and population policies and placement of Slovenia in the European space, improvement of the understanding of the logic of takeovers and of their rules, and of the logic of sharing their costs and benefits which should bring our companies to the same footing with the foreign ones, both within Slovenia and in the foreign markets, improvements in the leadership of the transportation policy and of the regulation of the telecommunications market, analysis of economic as well as intra and intergenerational redistributive effects of alternative possible strategies of financing the system of social security, preparation of analytical foundations for the policy makers in their decision-making and for leading consistent economic policies in the framework of the EU. Research contents are therefore centered on investigation of economic, social and environmental development factors as well as inter-generational and spatial dimensions of sustainability development, searching of their deficiencies and with these providing professional bases for definition of mechanisms for realisation of the new strategy of development of Slovenia within EU. Contents, treated by researchers, are directly useful for the activities of the Office of the government of Slovenia for development, which, with execution of the accepted economic and social reforms for the increase of competitiveness of Slovene economy, is taking care for actual operationalisation of the Strategy of development.
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