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The position of firms, financial institution and government in adapting to the common European economic environment

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.02.00  Social sciences  Economics   
5.02.01  Social sciences  Economics  Economy sciences 

Code Science Field
S180  Social sciences  Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy 

Code Science Field
5.02  Social Sciences  Economics and Business 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (25)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23616  PhD Aleš Ahčan  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  179 
2.  23011  PhD Aleš Berk Skok  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  804 
3.  19760  PhD Simon Čadež  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  461 
4.  15628  PhD Mitja Čok  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  393 
5.  14032  PhD Liljana Ferbar Tratar  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  114 
6.  36630  PhD James Foye  Economics  Researcher  2017  23 
7.  37435  PhD Živa Kolbl  Economics  Junior researcher  2014 - 2015  40 
8.  19762  PhD Maja Konečnik Ruzzier  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  390 
9.  14742  PhD Marko Košak  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  531 
10.  35393  Andrej Kuštrin  Economics  Junior researcher  2014 - 2017 
11.  23015  PhD Igor Lončarski  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  342 
12.  24394  PhD Matej Marinč  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  292 
13.  20065  PhD Igor Masten  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  495 
14.  09629  PhD Mojmir Mrak  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  809 
15.  04049  PhD Dušan Mramor  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  806 
16.  33179  PhD Nuša Petek  Economics  Junior researcher  2014 - 2015  36 
17.  25487  PhD Vasja Rant  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  205 
18.  16156  PhD Sergeja Slapničar  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  481 
19.  39179  PhD Ursula Slapnik  Economics  Junior researcher  2016 - 2017  17 
20.  03927  PhD Tine Stanovnik  Economics  Researcher  2014  698 
21.  35392  PhD Katja Terglav  Economics  Junior researcher  2014 - 2017  16 
22.  38583  Maja Urh    Technical associate  2017 
23.  18932  PhD Aljoša Valentinčič  Economics  Head  2014 - 2017  523 
24.  17001  PhD Maja Zaman Groff  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2017  293 
25.  29872  Tadeja Žabkar Lebič    Technical associate  2015 - 2016 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0584  University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB)  Ljubljana  1626922  43,439 
Economic subjects (non-financial companies, financial institutions, the government and individuals) have been exposed to strong structural breaks on the national, European and global levels due to the changed conditions in the European socio-economic, financial and institutional environment after the crisis and due to the accelerated process of globalization, technological and environmental changes. Analyzing these three levels of structural breaks is the fundamental research objective of the programme group. On the national level, the EU entry (2004) and the adoption of the Euro (2007) mark significant changes in the external environment of economic subjects, which demand changes in their macroeconomic and microeconomic behavior. The group will analyze fiscal flexibility and long term sustainability of Slovenian public finance, relations between national public finances and the EU budget, changes in the Slovenian banking, nominal rigidities and credit chains in Slovenia. On the European and global level, the financial and economic crisis (2008-09) and the euro zone debt crisis (2010-) have triggered fundamental economic, financial, institutional and regulatory reforms which are significantly changing the external environment of economic subjects, prompting them to become ever more flexible. The group will analyze fiscal convergence of euro area member states and comparisons with other functioning monetary unions, impact of the structural changes in banking on optimal regulation and bank behavior as well as on interconnectedness between the banking system and the financial markets, impact of changes in recommendations regarding compensation schemes on behavior of managers, credit risk factors (taking into account behavioral bias), pension saving products and their regulation, quality of auditing and quality of financial reporting, especially of small and micro sized enterprises. On the global level, the accelerated pace of globalization and technological progress and increasing environmental issues are leading to further pressures on international competitiveness of economic subjects. The group will analyze sustainable development as a possible source of competitive advantage and company adjustments in transition to a low carbon society. The consequences of the above mentioned three levels of structural breaks are being fully felt by the Slovenian economy as it searches for the exit from the crisis, while successfulness of their resolution will significantly determine the competitiveness and position of the Slovenian economy in the EU and the globalized world in the long run. This provides a key incentive for active research efforts of the group in this field.
Significance for science
Based on a combination of methods (see point19 above), the programme will create new knowledge, expose it to critical evaluation and verification at top international scientific conferences in areas covered by the programme (e.g., European Finance Association, American Accounting Association). A favourable critical evaluation leads to publications in high-quality academic journals. The group is committed to developing new knowledge, it has followed this commitment in the past (see pts. 2 and 3 of the form ARRS-RPROG-VP-2013/14) and intends to pursue this goal also in the future.
Significance for the country
Direct importance: the research focuses on key elements of competitiveness and sustainable development of Slovene companies, institutions and the national economy (macro and micro factors, environmental considerations) and thus directly affects the economic position of these economic subjects. Economic activities are by definition social activities and hence any knowledge that helps the economic subjects to understand their and others behaviour in a competitive environment helps improve their socio-economic position. By taking into account the principles of sustainable development the economic subjects contribute to the long-term sustainability of their socio-economic position. Indirect importance: the programme members transfer all the new knowledge on students in academic institutions; by committing to high-quality research they also set the standard for future research projects; by being actively involved in international research and professional associations they signal quality, increase the recognition of Slovenia, Slovenian science and Slovenian economy; by taking into consideration the sustainability they signal the importance of long-term sustainable development.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2014, 2015, 2016, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2014, 2015, 2016, final report
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