Jože Sambt, PhD

Full Professor 

  • Academic Unit for Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research (Regular Member)
  • Academic Unit for Economics (Associate Member)
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 10:00 in R-415
  • For contact hours, please contact me by email. Contact hours are possible in person in R-415 or remotely via Zoom.
Curriculum Vitae
Jože Sambt holds Ph.D. in economics (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, 2009). He teaches Introductory Statistics, Research methods and techniques, Demography and Economic Statistics. His research interests include relations and transfers among generations, demography, impact of demographic changes on long-term sustainability of public finances and labour economics. His list of publications includes numerous peer reviewed articles in journals and books, including one of the world's top scientific journals ‘Science’. During his career he has been involved in numerous national and international research projects on intergenerational transfers, (microsimulation) pension models, long-term sustainability of public finances, etc. He is also leading Slovenian team in international research project National Transfer Accounts ( He colaborates with numerous domestic and international organizations.
Selected Research and Consulting Activities
  • KELIN, Ema, ISTENIČ, Tanja, SAMBT, Jože
    Education as a partial remedy for the economic pressure of population ageing
  • International Journal of Manpower, 2023 (Published scientific papers)
  • MASON, Andrew, LEE, Ronald, SAMBT, Jože et al.
    Six Ways Population Change Will Affect the Global Economy
  • Population and Development Review, 2022 (Published scientific papers)
  • McCARTHY, David, SEFTON, James, LEE Ronald, SAMBT, Jože
    Generational Wealth Accounts: Did Public and Private Inter-Generational Transfers Offset Each Other over the Financial Crisis?
  • The Economic Journal, 2022 (Published scientific papers)
    Clustering EU Countries by Causes of Death
  • Population Resea[code345]ch and Policy Review, 2019 (Published scientific papers)
  • ISTENIČ, Tanja, SAMBT, Jože
    Changing patterns of transfers in Slovenia in the last three decades: transition from a socialist economy to a market economy
  • Post-Communist Economies, 2019 (Published scientific papers)
  • ISTENIČ, Tanja, VARGHA, Lili, SAMBT, Jože
    Is there a connection between welfare regimes and inter-age reallocation systems?
  • The Jou[code345]nal of the Economics of Ageing, 2019 (Published scientific papers)
  • ZANELLA, Marina, HAMMER, Bernhard, PRSKAWETZ, Alexia, SAMBT, Jože
    A quantitative assessment of the rush hour of life in Austria, Italy and Slovenia
  • European journal of population, 2018 (Published scientific papers)
  • ISTENIČ, Tanja, OGRAJENŠEK, Irena, SAMBT, Jože
    The gender gap in economic dependency over the life cycle : some theoretical and practical considerations
  • Ekonomska istraživanja, 2018, 31(1) (Published scientific papers)
  • LEE, Ronald, MCCARTHY, David, SEFTON, James, SAMBT, Jože
    Full generational accounts : what do we give to the next generation?
  • Population and development review, 2017, 43(4) (Published scientific papers)
  • Loichinger, E., Hammer, B., Prskawetz, A., Freiberger, M., & Sambt, J.
    Quantifying Economic Dependency
  • European Journal of Population, 2017, 1-30. (Published scientific papers)
    Longevity in Slovenia : past and potential gains in life expectancy by age and causes of death
  • Zdravstveno varstvo : Slovenian journal of public health, 2017, 52(2) (Published scientific papers)
  • SAMBT, Jože, DONEHOWER, Gretchen, VERBIČ Miroslav
    Incorporating household production into the National Transfer Accounts for Slovenia
  • Post-Communist Economies, 2016, 28(4), 249-267, DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2016.1164962 (Published scientific papers)
  • LEE, Ronald, MASON, Andrew, SAMBT, Jože, et al.
    Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption.
  • Dokumenti: dokument1
  • Science, ISSN 1095-9203, 10. Oct. 2014, vol. 346, iss. 6206, pp. 229-234. DOI: 10.1126/science.1250542 Final submitted version is attached. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the AAAS for personal use, not for redistribution.The Definitive version was published in Science on 346 10 October 2014, DOI: 10.1126/science.1250542 Published version is available here: (Published scientific papers)
  • PRSKAWETZ, Alexia, SAMBT, Jože
    Economic support ratios and the demographic dividend in Europe
  • Demographic research, 2014, vol. 30, art. 34, pp. 963-1010 (Published scientific papers)
    Quantifying the role of alternative pension reforms on the Austrian economy.
  • Labour econ., Jun. 2013, vol. 22, spec. iss., pp. 94-114. (Published scientific papers)
  • BERK, Aleš S., ČOK, Mitja, KOŠAK, Marko, SAMBT, Jože.
    CEE Transition From PAYG to Private Pensions: Income Gaps and Asset Allocation
  • Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, 2013, vol. 63, issue 4, pp. 360-381 (Published scientific papers)
  • ČOK, Mitja, SAMBT, Jože, KOŠAK, Marko, VERBIČ, Miroslav, MAJCEN, Boris.
    Distribution of personal income tax changes in Slovenia.
  • Post-communist econ. Dec. 2012, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 503-515. (Published scientific papers)
  • CZIRÁKY, Dario, SAMBT, Jože, ROVAN, Jože,
    Regional development assessment: A structural equation approach.
  • European Journal of Operational Research, 174(1), 427-442. (Published scientific papers)
  • SAMBT, Jože, MALAČIČ, Janez.
    Slovenia : independence and the return to the family of European market economies.
  • V: LEE, Ronald (ur.), MASON, Andrew (ur.). Population aging and the generational economy : a global perspective. Cheltelham; Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2011, 340-353. (Book chapters)
  • SAMBT, Jože, & ČOK, Mitja. (2008). Demographic Pressure on the Public Pension System. Informatica, 32(Special Issue: Demography and Informatics: Some Interconnections), 103-109
  • (Published scientific papers)
  • STROPNIK, Nada, SAMBT, Jože & KOCOURKOVÁ, Jirina.
    Preferences versus actual family policy measures : the case of parental leave and child allowance.
  • V: HÖHN, Charlotte (ur.), AVRAMOV, Dragana (ur.), KOTOWSKA, Irena E. (ur.). People, population change and policies : lessons from the population policy acceptance study, (European studies of population, vol. 16). Berlin: Springer, 2008, zv. 1: Family change, str. 391-410. (Book chapters)
  • Full Bibliography of Published Articles (COBISS)
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