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Dobrodošli na predstavitveni strani Andreja Srakarja.
Welcome to the webpage of Andrej Srakar.

I work as a Research Associate at Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Since 2016, enrolled for the second PhD in mathematical statistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. In my spare time I'm also a tutor of statistics and econometrics at the Horizont agency in Ljubljana - do call if you're interested and if you need my tutoring help. 

My main research interests include cultural economics and economics of cultural policy, mathematical economics, econometric and statistical theory, applied econometrics, macroeconomics, economics of ageing (SHARE database), contract theory and public economics.

In cooperation with Movement for Economic Pluralism (GEP), we organize Econometric Seminar, first of its kind in Slovenia. I'm a also a member of the editorial of the blog Udomačena statistika / Domesticated Statistics, written by former or current PhD students of statistics at the University of Ljubljana.

I'm the author of the first Slovenian monograph on cultural economics and have been the lead organiser and initiator of several international events in cultural economics in Slovenia. I'm actively involved in numerous research projects in cultural economics, economics of ageing, macroeconomics and econometrics. In 2011/2012 I was Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, USA, where I completed large part of my PhD thesis on microeconomic modelling of deaccessioning, later quoted among other in Journal of Cultural Economics, Poetics, Journal of Cultural Heritage, MPRA working papers, SSRN working papers and ACEI Working Paper series. 

I'm co-author of several research reports for the European Commission, Council of Europe, European Parliament and European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) and have published (or been accepted) in journals and publications such as Journal of Cultural Economics; Cultural Trends; European Planning Studies; Journal of Cultural Heritage; Poetics (Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts); Journal of Knowledge Management; Creativity and Innovation Management; International Journal of Arts Management; Hacienda Pública Española / Review of Public Economics; Géographie et cultures; ACEI Working Papers; Economic and Business Review; Value in Health; Slovenian Journal of Public Health; Croatian Journal of Social Policy; Lex Localis; Journal of Criminal Justice and Security; Theory and Practice; Journal for the Critique of Science, Imagination and New Anthropology; and Kult-ur. Also, lead author of a chapter in main international monograph on SHARE data and social inclusion for the publishing house De Gruyter (2015) and forthcoming (2017) chapters on the economic effects of the Venice carnivals (Wallingford: CABI), institutional and financial/economic characteristics of nascent firms in culture (Hershey: IGI Global), regional development and cultural entrepreneurship (Berlin: Springer Verlag) and the modelling of cultural entrepreneurial regimes using symbolic data analysis (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar). Also, co-editor of a forthcoming (mid 2017) special issue of the Journal of Cultural Heritage on "Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts in the Middle East: Much More Than Material Damage?" and co-author of a chapter in UNCTAD's Creative Economy Report (2017). Since January 2017, also a co-editor-in-chief of a Slovenian-based scientific journal Review of Economics and Economic Methodology.

Also, I'm member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the upcoming 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI) in Melbourne, https://sites.rmit.edu.au/acei2018/about/scientific-programme-committee/.

Most recent conferences accepted:
ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Glasgow 2017, forthcoming - chair of the section on Conceptual Papers
EUSN (European Conference on Social Networks) Mainz 2017 - two articles
EWACE - European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, Krakow 2017
German Statistical Week - Deutsche Statistische Woche, Rostock 2017
Applied Statistics, Ribno by Bled 2017
Italian Health Economy Meeting, Pavia 2017
Public Sector Economics, Zagreb 2017
EURAM (European Academy of Management) Glasgow 2017 - panelist
EGOS (European Group of Organizational Studies) Copenhagen 2017
iHEA (International Health Economics Association) Boston 2017