Ruzica Simic Banovic

Ruzica Simic Banovic
University of Zagreb · Faculty of Law, Department of Economics

PhD

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Education
January 2010 - May 2010
George Washington University
Field of study
  • Economics
December 2008 - December 2012
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Field of study
  • Economics
July 2008 - August 2008
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Field of study
  • Summer School course “The Political Economy of Public Policy”

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Publications (35)
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Hitrorez was an initiative that was supposed to significantly reduce the regulatory burden and improve the business climate. Yet, despite all the institutional and policy transfer lessons applied, this large-scale reform attempt finished abruptly. This article seeks to identify and explain the reasons for its failure and reflect on the influence of...
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The interplay of formal (laws, regulations) and informal institutions (culture, tradition, norms of behaviour) has showed to be initially underestimated in the recent economic, political, and social transformation of Central and Eastern European countries. This predominantly led to a uniform approach that undervalued intangible legacy and consequen...
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Despite the predominant inclination towards a gradualist approach to reforms in the initial transition years, economic indicators have suggested the superior performance of the big bang reformers over the last decade(s). Still, the approach to (post)-transition processes should be multidimensional and should include more than the speed of transform...
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Party patronage combined with a collectivist culture appears to present a very resistant socialist legacy in Croatia. In-group favouritism and an overly bureaucratised system provide a fertile soil for uhljebs. An uhljeb is a public sector employee whose main ‘competence’ is membership of a political party or a nepotistic relationship. They now alr...
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This article investigates the role of socio-institutional constraints to immigrant entrepreneurship in post-communist countries of the Balkans. The study focuses on Croatia, a country where the immigrant population is still limited, but due to recent EU membership and sustained economic growth, it is expected to increase soon. The article draws upo...
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The countries in the Western Balkans have been severely affected by the wars and conflicts that led to the breakup of former Yugoslavia, by political instability and the effort of creating new states, weak economies and high levels of unemployment, poverty and social exclusion, and inequality. As revealed by recent surveys, such as EBRD’s Life in T...
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Small and Medium Enterprises Report – Croatia 2021 is the eleventh and special edition of CEPOR's annual report on the state and performance of the small and medium enterprise sector in Croatia. The Report analyses the impact of the COVID-19 disease pandemic on the small and medium enterprise sector in Croatia and the environment in which it operat...
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Post-Weberian definitions see the state–individual relationship as a “do ut des” one. The state grants protection, education, medical care, and its citizens contribute labour, compliance, and taxes. When this does not occur, it is generally accepted that the citizens are deviating from state goals. However, there are cases where lack of compliance...
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Unlike their Western European and American counterparts, most young Croatian lawyers feel they lack the necessary career support during their studies and later at their workplace. Based on the recent primary data, this study investigates the career development services and experiences, perceived legal education-labour market (mis)match and mentorin...
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This paper examines the obstacles faced by the immigrant entrepreneurs and digital nomads2 in Croatia, mainly caused by the current circumstances at the national and global levels. These include the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications, the effects of Brexit, several natural disasters, and changes in Croatian Law on Foreigners. In addition, it se...
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Migrations are on the rise and so is remote work. Migrant entrepreneurs and digital nomads are among the key protagonists of both phenomena. Many recent global events (COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, armed conflicts, political instabilities) have influenced their lives in the most diverse ways. Based on the primary and secondary data this pap...
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This chapter investigates networking activities among ethnic entrepreneurs in Croatia, a former socialist economy with low rates of immigrants and an increasing emigration wave. Moreover, this study looks at the ways ethnic entrepreneurs use different network types to access different resources. Croatia has faced turbulent transitional environment...
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Emigracija iz srednjoeuropskih i istočnoeuropskih država članica Europske unije rastući je fenomen s dalekosežnim posljedicama. Odlazak (uglavnom trajne naravi) visokoobrazovanog stanovništva posebno je zabrinjavajuć ponajviše zbog nemoguć-nosti brzog nadomještanja adekvatne radne snage u matičnoj zemlji te zbog značaj-nog, najčešće nepovratnog ulo...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors affecting reform patterns in Croatia in order to identify the main reasons for the (missing) reform success so far. The focus is on the analysis of the political system, especially on government fragmentation as one of the main features of proportional electoral rule and clientelism. In addition t...
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The main objective of this paper is to explore the institutional convergence of Central and Eastern European Union member countries as a possible consequence of both the transfer of selected Western formal institutions to those countries and the adoption of acquis communautaire. This issue dates back to the beginning of the 1990s when the predomina...
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Until recently, traditional teacher-centered (ex-cathedra) teaching methods have predominantly been used at all education levels in Southeast European countries. The implementation of Bologna process in the higher education system was expected to change the teaching methods and consequently, reinforce the interaction in the classroom that, accordin...
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Research increasingly suggests that the effectiveness of competition laws and policies could be enhanced if their implementation is linked with a better understanding of the cultural influences on competitionrelated decisions.Moreover, the lack of competition culture has been considered one of the main barriers to the enforcement of competition rul...
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Od 2011. godine CEPOR - Centar za politiku razvoja malih i srednjih poduzeća i poduzetništva publicira godišnje Izvješće o malim i srednjim poduzećima. Cilj publikacije je informirati nadležne institucije i širu javnost o problematici sektora MSP u Hrvatskoj te kreirati kvalitetnu informacijsku osnovu za donošenje odluka (politika i programa) koje...
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The interactions between economic, social and political factors have been increasingly researched in order to enhance the understanding of the (postsocialist) business environment. Namely, despite the EU membership of most East European countries, the gap between formal and informal institutions is increasing. Simultaneously, despite the change of...
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Small and Medium Enterprises Report – 2019 is the annual report published by CEPOR - (SMEs & Entrepreneurship Policy Centre) which provides an overview of the state of the small and medium enterprise sector in Croatia in 2018 (partly in 2019). The report covers an overview of all important aspects of the environment in which small and medium enterp...
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Izvješće o malim i srednjim poduzećima – 2019. je CEPOR-ovo godišnje izvješće u kojem se daje prikaz stanja sektora malih i srednjih poduzeća u Hrvatskoj u 2018. (dijelom i u 2019. godini). Izvješće obuhvaća pregled važnih aspekata okruženja u kojem djeluju mala i srednja poduzeća u Hrvatskoj - od regulatornog okvira, izvora financiranja, dostupnos...
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U radu se analizira posljednji emigrantski val koji je započeo pridruživanjem Hrvatske Europskoj uniji. Odlazak visokokvalificiranog stanovništva u fokusu je rada. Nastoje se prepoznati ključni potisni i privlačni (push i pull) faktori tog fenomena i pritom se Hrvatska uspoređuje s (post)tranzicijskim članicama EU-a. Slijedom analize dosadašnjeg pr...
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Rad pruža komparativnu analizu regulatornih okvira društvenog poduzetništva izabranih država članica EU-a iz koje se nastoje dobiti relevantni uvidi za Hrvatsku. Poseban doprinos rada je u SWOT analizi društvenog poduzetništva u RH koja se temelji na saznanjima dobivenim u polustrukturiranim intervjuima s ključnim akterima i poznavateljima društven...
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Economic growth resulted in an increasing number of externalities and changes in life and technology creating new social problems to be solved. While increased stock of knowledge made radical changes in production technologies and offered a foundation for the world of plenty, on the other side the institutional framework needed to deal with increas...
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Majority of studies on the impact of the sports events on country's development are produced before the events take place and as such are in favour of the bidding process. When comparing these ex ante analyses to the ex post evidence, it has been in most cases obvious that they have been overly optimistic. This paper analyses the ex ante analysis p...
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The interplay of formal (laws, regulations) and informal institutions (culture, tradition, norms of behaviour) has shown to be initially underestimated in the recent economic, political, and social transformation of Central and Eastern European countries. This predominantly led to a uniform approach that undervalued intangible legacy and consequent...
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Only recently has the influence of culture on economic development been increasingly discussed among theoretical economists. Besides observing culture through cultural traditions inherited from ancestors, current social interactions are also considered as an influential factor. Over a long period of time, the research on East European transitional...
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Since the beginning of this decade, which corresponds to the processes of an accelerated political, social and economic opening to the European and global environment, the Republic of Croatia has become aware of the need for deep reforms to enable the creation of permanently sustained success of its national economy. In this context, the creation o...
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In the present time, characterized by the rapid disturbances in all time more connected global economy, territorially as well as structurally, the role of the state’s influence and responsibility with the adequate institutional addresses and procedures, defined in larger context, becomes the essential point not only of the further growth but also o...

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