Prof. Prašnikar is a president of PKP programme board, which serves as a communication platform for academic and business community members and deals with important economic and social issues. Research group gives special attention to selected research topic and its relevance for Slovenian enterprises. Papers published in established international journals were presented at the conference in their initial phase. Round tables host established practitioners from domestic and foreign firms, academics, and politicians. 600¬800 participants come to the conference mainly from CEE.
B.02 Presiding over the programming board of a conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 22494950
From 18th to 20th of September 2014 the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana hosted 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists. Over 440 participants from 33 countries presented high-quality research on labour market issues, mobility, migration and regional labour markets, income distribution, education, training and human capital, job and life satisfaction, retirement, welfare, health, personnel economics as well as program and policy evaluation. Apart from discussions and research collaborations the three keynote speakers: Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics), Jan van Ours (Tilburg University) and Lawrence F. Katz (Harvard University) additionally discussed relevant topics in labour economics. Youth unemployment and its incidences and consequences had been recognized and addressed in plenary and parallel sessions as well as at the round table chaired by Jan Svejnar (Columbia University) especially addressed the contemporary challenges of youth Unemployment in Europe.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 22494694
The Final ReNewTown Project Conference (http://konference.ef.uni-lj.si/renewtown/) aimed to provide a broader perspective on the competitiveness and attractiveness of post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe by serving as a forum for exchange between academic researchers, urban planners and policy makers dealing with these issues. The conference contributors addressed various aspects of the following key themes: (1) New economic and social functions of post-socialist buildings, public spaces, estates and/or districts. (2) Identity of, and differentiation among, post-socialist urban settlements. (3) Values, well-being and sustainability challenge in post-socialist urban settlements. In-depth discussion and informal exchange of experiences among policy makers, urban planners, representatives of creative communities, city marketers and academic researchers were facilitated in a series of plenary and parallel sessions.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 21962214
The paper studies the evolution of bargaining power of employees and management (owners) before and during the recent economic crisis in seventeen European countries using Svejnar (1986) model as a theoretical background. The application of a nonlinear structural equations model to a broad firm-level dataset (Amadeus) reveals that in most countries under investigation the bargaining power of employees rose in the crisis period irrespective of the institutional structure and irrespective of whether the countries have introduced important institutional changes before or during the economic crisis, indicating workers’ increasing share in the division of the value added. But in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska) workers’ bargaining power decreased (statistically insignificant). In these countries the division followed the value added pattern. The decreased bargaining power is a relevant result, especially also for Slovenia. Namely, these results stress that the division and the firm-level adjustments to the changes in value added do not depend necessarily mostly on national labour market or institutional characteristics, but also firm-level bargaining.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 22247654