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Jože Damijan, PhD

Full Professor 

  • Academic Unit for International Economics and Business (Regular Member)
  • Academic Unit for Economics (Associate Member)
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 13:00 in RZ-207
Curriculum Vitae
Jože P. Damijan is a Full Professor at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, and Visiting Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research interests and teaching cover international economics and trade policy, globalization, foreign direct investment, innovation, firm performance, labor markets, corporate governance, corruption and development. In the last 10 years, he published more than 30 peer-reviewed academic papers. Recent publications include papers in The World Economy, Review of World Economics, World Development, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, Economic Letters, Economic Systems, etc. Chapters in monographs were published by Edvard Elgar, Palgrave, MacMillan, World Bank, etc. He was partner in more than two dozen of international research projects funded by the European Commission (Phare ACE, 5th FP, 6th FP, 7th FP, Horizon 2020), World Bank (GDN), United Nations, EBRD and OECD. He served as Vice-President of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Prime Minister of Slovenia, President of a Board of Reforms and Minister for Growth in the Slovenian government. Since 2008, he is a special economic advisor to various ministries of the Slovenian government and to the Parliament on various economic policy issues. He also led several dozens of consultancy projects for key domestic and foreign companies, government ministries and agencies in the fields of trade liberalization, market structure & competition, telecommunications, transport, logistics and infrastructure, finance, energy sector, food industry, mergers
Selected Research and Consulting Activities
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    Breemersch, K., J.P. Damijan and J. Konings (2019), What Drives Labor Market Polarization in Advanced Countries? The Role of China and Technology, Industrial and Corporate Change, 28 (1), 51–77, February 2019.
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    Damijan, J.P. (2018), Corporate financial soundness and its impact on firm performance: Implications for corporate debt restructuring in Slovenia. Post–Communist Economies, 30 (2): 156-192, January 2018.
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    Burger, A., J.P. Damijan, Č. Kostevc & M. Rojec (2017). Determinants of Firm Performance and Growth during Economic Recession: The Case of Central and Eastern European Countries. Economic Systems, 41 (4): 569-590.
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    Damijan, J.P., Č. Kostevc and M. Rojec (2017), Not Every Kind of Outward FDI Increases Parent Firm Performance: The Case of New EU Member States, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 53 (1): 74-97, January 2017.
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    Damijan, J.P., Č. Kostevc and M. Rojec (2017), Exporting status and success in innovation: Evidence from CIS micro data for EU countries (with Č. Kostevc and M. Rojec), The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 6 (5): 585-611, May 2017.
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  • Damijan, J.P., Č. Kostevc (2015), Learning from Trade through Innovation: Causal Link between Imports, Exports and Innovation in Spanish Microdata, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 77 (3): 408–436.
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    Damijan, J.P., Č. Kostevc and M. Rojec (2015), Growing lemons and cherries? Pre- and post-acquisition performance of foreign-acquired firms in new EU-member states, The World Economy, 38 (4): 751–772.
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    Damijan, J.P., M. Stare (2015), Do Innovation Spillovers Impact Employment and Skill Upgrading?, The Service Industries Journal, 35 (13): 728-745, September 2015.
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    Damijan, J.P., J. Konings, S. Polanec (2014), Import Churning and Export Performance of Multi-Product Firms. The World Economy, 37 (11): 1483-1506.
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    Damijan, J.P., S.A. Haller, V. Kaitila, M. Malirante, E. Milet and M. Rojec (2014), A portrait of trading firms in the services sectors – Comparable evidence from four EU countries. Review of World Economics, 150 (3): 471-505.
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  • Damijan, J.P., B. Majcen, M. Knell, M. Rojec (2013), Impact of Firm Heterogeneity on Direct and Spillover Effects of FDI: Micro Evidence from Ten Transition Countries. Journal of Comparative Economics, 41 (3): 895-922.
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    Damijan, J.P., J. Konings, S. Polanec (2013), Pass-on Trade: Why do Firms Simultaneously engage in Two-Way Trade in the Same Varieties? Review of World Economics, 149 (1): 85–111.
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  • Damijan, J.P., Č. Kostevc, S. Polanec (2010), From innovation to exporting or vice versa? The World Economy, 32 (2): 374-398.
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  • Bellak C., P.J, Damijan, M. Leibrecht (2009), Infrastructure endowment and corporate income taxes as determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Central- and Eastern European Countries, The World Economy, 32 (2): 267-290.
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  • Damijan, P.J., J. De Sousa, O. Lamotte (2009), Does international openness affect productivity of local firms? Evidence from Southeastern Europe. Economics of Transition, 17 (3): 559–586.
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  • Damijan, P.J., S. Polanec, J. Prašnikar (2007), Outward FDI and Productivity: Micro-evidence from Slovenia, The World Economy, 30 (1): 135-155.
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  • Damijan, P.J., M. Rojec (2007), Foreign Direct Investment and Catching Up of New EU Member States: Is There a Flying Geese Pattern? Applied Economics Quarterly, 53 (2): 91-118.
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  • Damijan, P.J, Č. Kostevc (2006), Learning-by-Exporting: Continuous Productivity Improvements or Capacity Utilization Effects? Evidence from Slovenian Firms, Review of World Economics, 142 (3): 599-614.
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  • Damijan, P.J, M. Knell (2005), How Important is Trade and Foreign Ownership in Closing the Technology Gap? Evidence from Estonia and Slovenia, Review of World Economics, 141 (2): 271-295.
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  • Simoneti, M, J.P. Damijan, B. Majcen, M. Rojec (2005). Case-By-Case Versus Mass Privatization in Transition Economies: Owner and Seller Effects on Performance of Firms in Slovenia. World Development, 33 (10): 1603-1625.
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  • 2010-2013: 7th Framework project: Servicegap — The Impact of Service Sector Innovation and Internationalisation on Growth and Productivity. Coordinator: University of Birmingham (UB).
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  • 2010-2014: 7th Framework project: Marie Curie Actions—Networks for Initial Training (ITN) - ManETEI— Management of Emerging Technologies for Economic Impact. Coordinator: University of Leeds (UL).
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  • 2006-2010: 6th Framework project: MYCRO-DYN - The competitiveness of firms, regions and industries in the knowledge-based economy: What room for job-rich growth in Europe? Coordinator: Michael Landesmann, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW).
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  • 2008-2012: 7th Framework project: Marie Curie Actions—Networks for Initial Training (ITN) - GIST—Globalization, Investment, and Services Trade. Coordinator: Centre for Economic Performance and Research (CEPR).
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  • 2006-2008: 6th Framework project: DYNREG - Dynamic Regions in a Knowledge – Driven Global Economy: Lessons and Policy Implications for the EU. Coordinator: Gillian Davidson, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
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  • 2005-2007: 6th Framework project: U-KNOW - Understanding the relationship between Knowledge and Competitiveness in the enlarging European Union. Coordinator: Johannes Stephan, Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH).
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  • 2005-2006: Global Development Network project: The Effects of Trade Liberalization on Trade Flows and Firms’ Performance in South Eastern Europe, WIIW – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
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  • 2002-2003: Global Development Network project: Case-by-case versus mass privatization in transition economies: Owner and seller effects on performance of firms in Slovenia; CERGE-EI Foundation.
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  • 2003-2005: 5th Framework project: COMPPRESS - Competitive pressure and its social consequences in EU member states and in associated countries; WP1 Competitive pressure in corporate sector, its institutional aspects and relevant policies; WP2 Cross-border capital movement and domestic spillovers of FDI. Coordinator: Laszlo Halpern, Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
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  • Damijan, P.J, M. Mrak (2005), Trade Reintegration of Southeast Europe: The Role of Slovenia, Eastern European Economics, vol. 43 (2): 25-56.
  • (Recent papers)
  • Bovha-Padilla, S., J.P. Damijan and J. Konings (2009), Financial Constraints and the Cyclicality of R&D Investment: Evidence from Slovenia, LICOS Discussion Paper No. 239/2009.
  • (Recent working papers)
  • Altzinger, W. and J.P. Damijan (2009), Revisiting Ricardo: Can productivity differences explain the pattern of trade between EU countries? LICOS Discussion Paper No. 235/2009.
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  • Damijan, J.P., Č. Kostevc (2008), Trade liberalization and economic geography in transition countries: Can FDI explain the adjustment pattern of regional wages? LICOS Discussion Paper No. 222/2009.
  • (Recent working papers)
  • Damijan, P.J., M. Rojec (2007), EU market access and growing export performance of transition countries. South Eastern European Journal of Economics and Business, 2, November: 31-42.
  • (Recent papers)
  • Damijan, J.P., B. Majcen, M. Knell, M. Rojec (2008), Impact of Firm Heterogeneity on Direct and Spillover Effects of FDI: Micro Evidence from Ten Transition Countries, LICOS Discussion paper No. 218/2008.
  • (Recent working papers)
  • Full Bibliography of Published Articles (COBISS)
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