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Slovenian Economy


Aims of the course

Understaning of Slovene economy in comparison wth other EU countries.
Understanding of connection between main economic categories
Understanding economic policies
Understanding of main economic problems of Slovenia and EU countries

Course syllabus

This course provides an overview of the Slovenian economy. A special emphasis is dedicated to the current trends and problems, such as the pension system’s reforms, international competitiveness of the Slovenian economy, regulation of markets, etc. In seminars and paper presentations participants will draw comparisons between Slovenia and their own countries.

Introduction: key characteristics of the Slovenian economy
• GDP and economic growth
• Unemployment
• Inflation
• (Balance of payments)

Institutional changes from socialist to the market economy: privatisation and governance structure, new institutions and structure
Firms’ performance
Fiscal policy and public finance reform (tax reform, pension reform, health care reform)
Foreign direct investments to Slovenia and CE Europe
Slovenia and EMU
Slovenian accession to the EU: financial issues
Slovenian financial market
Liberalization and regulation of Slovenian utilities
International competitiveness of Slovenia

Course director(s)

  • Bogomir Kovač, PhD, Full Professor

  • Academic Unit for Economics (Regular Member)
  • Academic Unit for Entrepreneurship (Associate Member)
  • Academic Unit for International Economics and Business (Associate Member)
  • Office Hours
  • Tuesday at 12:00 in P-302
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 11:00 in P-302
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