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

I work as a Scientific Associate at Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana and Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana. Finishing 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 research interests include mathematics, statistics, cultural economics and SHARE. More specifically, my interests lie in mathematical statistics (non-standard (symbolic, compositional, functional, topological, manifold, geometrical, directional) and high-dimensional data analysis, stochastic processes, nonparametric and semiparametric methods, Bayesian modelling (BNP, ABC), latent variable modelling), operator and functional analysis, complex analysis, econometric theory (indirect inference, partial identification, Bayesian and nonparametric methods in econometrics), cultural economics (art markets, economics of cultural policy, cultural entrepreneurship), economics of ageing (SHARE database), heterodox economic theory and modelling, macroeconomics, mathematical economics.

In cooperation with Movement for Economic Pluralism (GEP), we organize Econometric Seminar, first of its kind in Slovenia. I'm also a founding member and member of editorial of the blog EconomistsTalkArt.org, officially supported by ACEI; founding member (initiator) and member of editorial of international The SHARE Blog, written under the auspice of SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe), and 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, International Journal of Arts Management, Museum Management and Curatorship, Journal of Law and Policy, 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 multiple publications in journals and outlets such as Journal of Cultural Economics; Journal of Cultural Heritage; International Journal of Arts Management; Poetics (Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts); International Journal of Cultural Policy; Cultural Trends; Géographie et cultures; European Planning Studies; Journal of Knowledge Management; Ageing & Society; Post-Communist Economies; International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics; Hacienda Pública Española / Review of Public Economics; International Advances in Economic Research; Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR), ACEI Working Papers (8 papers so far); 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 two chapters in SHARE First Results Books for De Gruyter (2015; 2019) and chapters on institutional and financial/economic characteristics of nascent firms in culture (Hershey: IGI Global, 2017), regional development and cultural entrepreneurship (Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2017), modelling of cultural entrepreneurial regimes using symbolic data analysis (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2018), role of jazz festivals as a resilience mechanism of a local community (London: Routledge, 2018), economic effects of investments in digitalization of cultural heritage (London: Routledge, 2020) and cultural policy studies as an academic discipline in Slovenia (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020). Co-author of encyclopedia entry on Econometrics (Sage, 2020). Also, co-editor of a 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?" (2018) and co-author of a chapter in UNCTAD's Creative Economy Report (forthcoming in 2020).

Co-Editor (with Erwin Dekker and Michael Rushton), Cultural Economics & the Creative Economy Book SeriesPalgrave Macmillan. Any proposal you might have to be published as part of the series is welcome, please address it to andrej(dot)srakar(at)ier(dot)si.

Editor-in-chief of Review of Economics and Economic Methodology (REEM), indexed by EconLit.

Member of Scientific Programme Committee of the 21st International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI) in Lille, 2020, https://acei-2020.univ-lille.fr/scientific-commiteeI was also member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI) in Melbourne, 2018, https://sites.rmit.edu.au/acei2018/about/scientific-programme-committee/.

I am joint Coordinator of the Young Section of the Slovenian Statistical Society.

I'm member of ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (specialized team in Functional Data Analysis, http://www.cmstatistics.org/FDA.php).

I'm also Chair of The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA)' subgroup for Central and Eastern Europe (TIAMSA CEE, https://www.tiamsacee.org/).

For four years (2012-2016) I have been Chairman of Društvo Asociacija, the largest Slovenian network of NGO's and freelancers in the field of culture and the arts.

As of May 2018, I have been continually listed among the top 15 Slovenian economists by number of points, total research output and exceptional achievements in the main Slovenian research base SICRIS. Since January 2020, I'm in the top ten.

The conferences I plan to participate in 2020:
Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Seoul
Econometric Society World Congress, Milan
8th European Congress of Mathematics, Portorož
ISNPS - International Symposium on Nonparametric Statistics, Paphos, Cyprus - two articles
Royal Statistical Society conference, Bournemouth - two articles
SDA 2020, Caserta - three articles
24th International Conference on Computational Statistics, Bologna
28th Annual Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Zagreb
Applied Statistics, Ribno by Bled, http://conferences.nib.si/AS2020/default.htm - I will conduct an introductory workshop on SHARE data and nonstandard (SDA and FDA) data analysis
35th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Rotterdam
Advances in data science for big and complex data, Paris
Meeting of the SEM Working Group, Vienna
21st International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI), Lille - two articles and three special sessions
TIAMSA’s 2020 Conference, Edinburgh - The Art Market and The Museum: Ethics and Aesthetics of Institutional Collecting, Display and Patronage from c.1800 to the Present
Economic and Business Review (EBR) Conference, SEB Ljubljana
3rd International Statistical Conference in Croatia (ISCCRO'20), Dubrovnik