Miroslav Stefanik

Miroslav Stefanik
Slovak Academy of Sciences | SAV · Institute of Economic Research

Ph.D
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Introduction
Miroslav Stefanik currently works at the Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Miroslav does research in Labor Statistics, Labor Economics and Economic Sociology. Hiscurrent projects are on impact evaluation of Slovak ALMP measures, building a microsimulation model to predict the supply side of the labour market, determinants of participation in lifelong learning and undeclared work in the European Union.
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October 2010 - present
Slovak Academy of Sciences
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  • Research on labour market and education system modelling and policy interventions evaluation.

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Publications (44)
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E-commerce development has not bypassed the labor market, and employers seeking to hire are posting vacancies on specialized online platforms. Operators of such online platforms and employers are assessing the attractiveness of job vacancies, as they are interested in making online job vacancies (OJVs) more attractive to job seekers, i.e. to increa...
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We explore data collected as an administrative by-product of an online job advertisement portal with dominant market coverage in Slovakia. Specifically, we process information on the aggregate quarterly registered number of online job vacancies. We assess the potential of this information in predicting official vacancy, employment and unemployment...
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We describe a reform in the allocation of training to unemployed jobseekers in Slovakia. Under the REPAS reform, unemployed jobseekers choose a specialization and training provider. This shift in responsibility from the caseworker to the client is comparable to the introduction of training vouchers under the German HARTZ I reform. Benefiting from r...
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In Autumn 2020, Slovakia decided for an innovative measure in combating the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure combines a semi-lock-down with full-scale testing of its population (older than 10), using rapid antigen testing. Using daily data on the COVID-19 Pandemic, we aim to describe the course of the main disease spreading indicat...
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We propose a multi-level explanatory model aimed at explaining the variability behind participation in adult learning. Our model focuses on the employed adults, narrowing down to vulnerable sub-groups of employed: low-skilled; young and low-skilled, and immigrants. Adult learning participation is explained identifying determinants at the level of t...
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This paper contributes to the literature with evidence on the effectiveness of a particular active labour market policy programme, whose traditional design allows international comparisons within the family of programmes facilitating workplace insertions of the unemployed youth. Available evidence on the effectiveness of comparable programmes throu...
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This presentation was used at the EU Parliament to present the results of the study on: "EU and ILO: Shaping the Future of Work". The report is freely downloadable from here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=IPOL_STU(2019)638407
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This chapter aims to present available evidence on the impact of the active labour market policies (ALMPs) in Slovakia. Additionally, we highlight few aspects of the Slovak labour market which are relevant from the perspective of the design and implementation of ALMPs. We focus purely on existing evidence on the impact of ALMPs in Slovakia, as mea...
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After a long period of excessive labour supply, when Slovakia ranked among the countries with the highest unemployment rate in the EU, the situation is rapidly changing. Since 2016, the labour market in Slovakia has experienced a new situation in which total available domestic sources of labour are tightening and the unemployment rate has dropped t...
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Resources flowing into training measures as part of the Slovak ALMPs funding make up a relatively small slice of the pie, compared to the allocation observed at the EU level. This has resulted in a situation whereby the accessibility of any publically funded training to registered job seekers was practically zero. During the period 2010–2013, only...
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This paper introduces three alternative active labour market policy programmes, available to young registered job seekers in Slovakia during 2011. Using administrative data, we first, explore the moment of selection into each of the programmes, and second, estimate the treatment effects on post participation employment of participants. The main fin...
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The inactive population is not a traditional target group for the Public Employment Services (PES), although a significant share of the inactive population wants to work and is potentially available for work. Concerns about demographic trends have made the inactive an increasingly central focus of EU labour market policy. A rapidly shrinking labour...
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This report examines the drivers of the undeclared economy in Croatia, the current organisation of the fight against undeclared work, and reviews the current and potential policy approaches and measures for tackling undeclared work in Croatia. Drivers of the undeclared economy in Croatia: Recently, significant advances have been made in explaining...
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Ovaj izvještaj istražuje pokretače neprijavljenog gospodarstva u Hrvatskoj, dosadašnju organizaciju borbe protiv neprijavljenog rada i preispituje aktualni te potencijalni pristup politika i mjera u rješavanju problema neprijavljenog rada u Hrvatskoj. Pokretači neprijavljenog gospodarstva u Hrvatskoj Značajni je napredak nedavno postignut u objaš...
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This report examines the drivers of the undeclared economy in Croatia, the current organisation of the fight against undeclared work, and reviews the current and potential policy approaches and measures for tackling undeclared work in Croatia. Drivers of the undeclared economy in Croatia Recently, significant advances have been made in explaining...
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This report examines the drivers of the undeclared economy in Croatia, the current organisation of the fight against undeclared work, and reviews the current and potential policy approaches and measures for tackling undeclared work in Croatia. Drivers of the undeclared economy in Croatia Recently, significant advances have been made in explaining t...
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This report evaluates ‘under-declared employment’, which is the practice where a formal employer pays a formal employee an official declared wage but also an additional undeclared (envelope) wage in order to evade the full social insurance and tax liabilities owed. The aim is to evaluate the prevalence, characteristics and distribution of this frau...
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This report evaluates ‘under-declared employment’, which is the practice where a formal employer pays a formal employee an official declared wage but also an additional undeclared (envelope) wage in order to evade the full social insurance and tax liabilities owed. The aim is to evaluate the prevalence, characteristics and distribution of this frau...
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This report provides an in-depth evaluation of the extent and nature of undeclared work in Croatia
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This paper provides a detailed review of the extent and nature of undeclared work in Croatia. Reporting a range of datasets including the 2007 and 2013 Eurobarometer surveys on undeclared work, as well as the 2015 GREY household and business surveys on undeclared work, this report outlines the varieties of undeclared work, the demand for undeclared...
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This paper evaluates the impact of two active labour market measures providing financial contributions to cover costs related to spatial mobility of the unemployed. One supports daily commuting and the other resettlement. For the purpose of evaluation, administrative data from the obligatory social insurance database and the official register of th...
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The recent positive developments on the Slovak labour market raises a question about its further development in the years to come. Unemployment levels tend to have low values similar to ones that occurred in 2007. Economic activity is increasing, and the economy is starting to show signs of overheating. On the labour market, the question of structu...
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Informal economy and informal employment belongs to the main policy challenges in Serbia. Informal activities are significantly hurting all stakeholders; thus employers, employees as well as the state. Companies acting legally have comparative disadvantage in cost (and wage) competitiveness, employees in lack of social protection and state on losse...
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This article provides evidence about differences in the recent tertiary education expansion in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Focusing on these differences, we have examined private returns to tertiary education acquired before and after the tertiary education expansion. We compare these returns as follows: Austria with...
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Projections of elementary schools pupils based on expected demographic trends are presented in this paper. Forecasts are based on the relation between historical demographic development and numbers of students entering elementary schools. Applied methodological framework is based on the analysis of historical development and legislative acts coveri...
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This paper provides an international comparison of private returns to education which is put into the context of recent increase in tertiary education accessibility. We compare post-socialistic Central European countries: Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia to countries of continental Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France and Luxembourg...
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Submitted article brings evidence from administrative data on registered unemployed in Slovakia. This data is explored to evaluate a training programme which is a part of the portfolio of active labour market measures provided by Slovak governmental bodies. To evaluate the programme, we look at individuals' chances of getting a job, during the peri...
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This paper summarizes the efforts to model the effects of ageing populations on changes in consumption of households in European countries. Combining the European Household Budget Survey and Labour Force Survey data, we are able to project changes in the consumption of households caused by the demographic changes. An Input Output model translates t...
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This paper analyzes the outward labour migration from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia to predominantly EU15 countries. It describes the incentives for emigration and evaluates the effect of the EU accession in 2004 for all three countries using the regional data. Our empirical estimation suggests that while outward labour migration from Pol...
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The following article presents results of projecting the size of the economically active population in Slovakia until 2025 in three scenarios based on the anticipated age of retirement (62, 65, 70). Using individual data from the Labour Force Survey and a regional demographic forecast for Slovakia and applying the logit model we estimated the proba...
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Presented paper explores the possibilities of internet job search data as a source of information on skills demand. It introduces two methods of exploiting such data. Classical method is based on a content analysis of vacancies advertisement. The CV method employs information on individuals stated in their CVs. The analysis is focused on university...
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This article brings figures on the development of private returns to education in Slovakia from 1984 to 2009. We use EU-SILC micro data referring to the period 2004 - 2009 to count the returns to education, using Mincerian regression methodology. The standard formulation of the equation was used to allow comparisons with earlier studies. The develo...
Book
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The main goal of the monograph is to present preliminary results of forecasting labour market needs in Slovakia until 2025. Despite many imperfections associated with socio-economic forecasting the main reason for their use is their value as a qualified guess of the trend development of the phenomenon under study. In this case the extent and struct...
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Problematika klimatických zmien predstavuje v súčasnosti jednu z často diskutovaných otázok. Snaha celej spoločnosti o prispôsobenie sa týmto zmenám ako aj úsilie o zmierňovanie prebiehajúcich zmien klímy preto nadobúda na intenzite. Často používanými výrazmi v súvislosti s touto problematikou sú tzv. adaptácia a mitigácia. Adaptácia znamená prispô...
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This article brings evidence on tertiary education expansion in Slovakia and explores possible effects of this expansion on private returns to education. It focuses particularly on intergenerational differences in private returns to education. The question is whether tertiary education expansion has decreased private returns to education and whethe...
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Submitted article deals with the problem of overeducation. It offers a brief overview of existing explanations. Introduces a method of overeducation meas urement based on internationally used classifications ISCO and ISCED. Also brings some evidence on overeducation measured by this method. The analysis is focused on overeducation of workers with a...
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The submitted article deals with the problem of overeducation. It offers a brief overview of existing explanations and introduces a method of overeducation measurement based on internationally used classifications ISCO and ISCED. It also brings some evidence on overeducation measured by this method, using data mostly from the National level census...

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The project identifies current and future barriers to increasing the employment rate in light of expected demographic development and structural changes in the Slovak economy. Specific attributes of human capital will be confronted with population ageing and effects of this process on future changes in labour supply and demand structure (forecasts of graduates structure and employment by occupation elaborated within the project will be utilized). Risk factors limiting the employment growth will be identified. Future trends of quantitative and qualitative features of examined production factor will be anticipated and changes of its institutional framework will be recommended (active labour market policies, labour migration, social system optimization for higher motivation to seek employment – principle “making work pay”, competitiveness growth factors etc.).
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Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe. The ENLIVEN research models how policy interventions in adult education markets can become more effective. It will enable policy-makers to enhance the provision and take-up of learning opportunities for adults, leading to a more productive and innovative workforce, and reduced social exclusion.
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Slovakia belongs to the EU countries with the largest regional disparities, albeit every government had listed mitigation of regional disparities amongst its priorities. National economic policy tends to underestimate specific effects of measures implemented at the regional level. Relatively limited attention is also paid to analytical support for regional decision making and forecasting. The project goal is to develop and apply state of the art quantitative tools to enhance decision making, analysing and forecasting of policy measures impact. Measures to increase efficiency of regional and cohesion policy (RP/CP) with respect to sustainable and inclusive growth will be analysed too. Project consists of 3 parts. Methodology and assumption part analyses current development and objectives of RP/CP and defines the economicpolicy instruments to achieve them. Main part of the project will focus on adjustment of the augmented structural econometric model HERMIN together with creation of a system of 8 satellite models for each region at NUTS 3 level. The HERMIN methodology approved by EC for CP evaluation and forecasting has never been applied in this form. Its application will result in significant methodological shift on an international scale. The key innovation will be, in addition to its regionalisation (NUTS 3), a more detailed view of sectoral development of labor market (NACE) with regard to education (ISCED) and occupation (ISCO). Additional benefit of the project (not yet applied in SR) will be estimation of regional prices development based on HBS panel data. Additional analysis will focus on reduction of uncertainty in ex-post regional data estimation and estimations of inter-regional flows of goods, services and labor. Final part will be devoted to evaluation of existing policies, synthesis and use of forecasting andsimulations results for policy design. We assume that the results will contribute to adjustment of actual implementation of RP/CP in Slovakia.