Institute of public finance
Public Sector Economics Journal
Public Sector Economics
2023 Conference

Program committee

Zoran Bubaš, Institute of Public Finance, Croatia (president)

Zoran is a researcher at the Institute of Public Finance with fields of interest in public sector economics, local government finances, and budget and budgetary process. Zoran holds a PhD from Vienna University of Economics and Business. Zoran was a Deputy CEO at University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Deputy State Secretary (Central Office for Development Strategy), Adviser to the Prime Minister (Government of the Republic of Croatia), a Member of the Coordinating body for the preparation and supervision of the Pre-accession economic programme implementation (PEP), and a Senior Economist for USAID Project 'Assistance to the Deputy Prime Minister', Croatia.

Aniko Biro, Institute of Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Anikó did her PhD studies in Economics at Central European University, Budapest. Her research interests are applied econometrics, health economics, labour and demographic economics. Anika works as a senior researcher at the Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies in Budapest, Hungary and is a recipient of the "Momentum" (Lendület) grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, to establish the Health and Population research team.

Ana Bobinac, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Ana received her master's degree and doctorate in the field of health economics at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management in the Netherlands, where she also received the NVTAG award for the best publication by a young researcher in health economics. She is the winner of the three-year Veni grant of the Netherlands Organization for Science and a 5-year research grant of the Croatian Science Foundation, and currently works as assistant professor and Vicedean at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

Martina Celidoni, University of Padova, Italy

Martina holds Ph.D. in Economics and Management from University of Padua, and Master’s Degree in Economics from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Martina works as Assistant Professor in Public Finance at the University of Padova, Italy. She is interested in Health, Retirement, Ageing, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, and Inequality. She is also a senior member of the Country Team of the Italian part of the SHARE project (Survey of Health Age and Retirement in Europe).

Igor Francetić, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Igor is a Research Fellow in Health Economics at The University of Manchester. He obtained a PhD in Public Health with specialization in Health Economics from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) of the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a MSc in Economics from HEC Lausanne (Switzerland). He is an applied economist working on health and healthcare. His main research interest are around economic issues related to primary care workforce, inequalities and inequities in emergency care, delivery of early cancer detection and cancer screening programmes.

Christian Gericke, University of Queensland Medical School, Australia

Professor Christian Gericke is a neurologist, public health physician and health economist. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland and holds an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an MPH from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Health Systems Research from Berlin University of Technology. He is a McKinsey & Company alumnus and has held advisory roles for WHO, the World Bank, OECD, German Development Aid and AusAid.

Florence Jusot, University of Paris Dauphine, France

Florence is currently full professor of Economics at the University Paris-Dauphine, researcher at the Laboratory of Economics Dauphine (LEDA-LEGOS), associate researcher at the Institute for Research and Documentation in Health Economics. She is also Country Team Leader of the French part of SHARE project (Survey of Health Age and Retirement in Europe). In addition, she is a member of the National Consultative Committee of Ethics, member of the National Council of Universities in Economics, member of the scientific board of the National Health Insurance Fund, and vice-president of the French association for Health Economist and member of board of the European (EUHEA) and International (IHEA) Associations for health economics. Her research is in the field of health economics, focusing in particular on the analysis of inequalities in health, on the determinants of health status, use of care and demand for insurance, and finally on the evaluation of health systems regulation policies.

Dubravko Mihaljek, Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland

Dubravko is a Senior Adviser at the Monetary and Economic Department of the BIS. Dubravko leads outreach efforts to central banks, contributes to the BIS analysis of the global economy, and acts as Secretary to the Group of Governors from Small Open Economies. Before joining the BIS in 1999, Dubravko worked in the Fiscal Affairs, European and Asian Departments of the IMF (1990-99), and the Economics Institute Zagreb (1982-89). He studied economics at the University of Pittsburgh (PhD, 1990), University of Minnesota (MA, 1986) and University of Zagreb (BA, 1981).

Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Institute for Economic Research, Slovenia 

Valentina works as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana, where she works in the field of healthcare and long-term care, and is also the president of the IER Scientific Council. In her previous jobs, she worked as an advisor to the minister in the cabinet of the Minister of Health, as an advisor to the general director of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia, as president or member of the council of the Slovenj Gradec General Hospital, Ormož Psychiatric Hospital and a member of the ZZZS Assembly. Her work relates to health insurance, health system organization, health technology evaluation, and long-term care. Valentina received PhD at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, and in 2021 she became a full professor in the field of Economics.

Shlomi Segall, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 

Shlomi is a Full Professor in political philosophy. He specializes in contemporary theories of distributive justice, egalitarianism, and justice in health. He is the author of Health, Luck, and Justice (Princeton, 2010), Equality and Opportunity (Oxford, 2013), and Why Inequality Matters (Cambridge, 2016). He has published on justice and equality in a variety of journals such as Utilitas, Economics & Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, Ratio, the Journal of Political Philosophy, the Journal of Applied Philosophy, and the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

Šime Smolić, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Šime is an Associate professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) where he obtained his PhD. He has been the country team leader of the SHARE (The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) study in Croatia since 2014 for the 4th consecutive wave and a representative of the FEB – Scientific Partner Institution – in SHARE-ERIC. His primary research interests are health economics, the economics of ageing, health economy and survey analysis.  

Organizing committee from the Institute of Public Finance

Bojan Morić Milovanović (president), Vjekoslav Bratić, Martina Fabris, Marina Nekić, Martina Pezer, Simona Prijaković, Branko Stanić, Kristina Vačevski
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