I am a Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Economics), and Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. I am also affiliated to VIVES, Centre for Regional Economic Policy and to LICOS, Centre for Institutional Economics at KU Leuven.
Professionally, I am interested in international trade and globalization and their impacts at firm performance and macroeconomic development.
At the University of Ljubljana I teach following courses:
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- European Monetary System
- Globalization and Trade
- International Competitiveness
- International Trade Policy
- Applied International Trade Analysis
- Global Institutional Economics
- Corruption and Development
- Strategic Challenges of Slovenian Logistics
My main topics of research are international trade and trade policy, corporate governance, corruption and development, economic geography, foreign direct investment, firm innovation, transfer of technology and factors enhancing competitiveness and firm productivity growth.
Recent publications include papers in the World Economy, Review of World Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, World Development, Economics of Transition, Economic Letters, etc., as well as chapters in monographs with Edvard Elgar, Palgrave, MacMillan, etc. I serve as an editor of the Economic and Business Review and am associated with a number of editorial boards.
I also serve as a columnist to a number of Slovenian newspapers and magazines. Some of my recent posts you can find under the Archives of this blog.
My private life is devoted to my family and a number of hobbies including farming, sailing, hiking, cycling and a bunch of other outdoor activities. And of course, I like reading a lot.