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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 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, cultural management, cultural policy, cultural and creative entrepreneurship, mathematical statistics (complex (symbolic, compositional, functional) data analysis, stochastic processes, nonparametric and semiparametric methods, Bayesian statistics (Bayesian nonparametrics, ABC)), econometric theory, economic theory and political economy, macroeconomics, economics of ageing (SHARE database), 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, 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 published (or been accepted) in journals and publications such as Journal of Cultural Economics (2 articles); 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; International Journal of Arts Management; Hacienda Pública Española / Review of Public Economics; Géographie et cultures; Croatian International Relations Review (CIRR), ACEI Working Papers (8 papers so far, which is the most by any individual author); 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 chapters on the economic effects of the Venice carnivals (Wallingford: CABI; forthcoming in 2018), 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) and methodological possibilities of research in cultural and creative entrepreneurship (London: Routledge, forthcoming in 2019). Also, co-editor of a forthcoming (mid 2018) 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?", co-editor of a forthcoming (2019) special issue on innovative statistical approaches to the research on ageing of the Advances on Methodology in Statistics, and co-author of a chapter in UNCTAD's Creative Economy Report (forthcoming in 2018). 

Since January 2017, also a Co-Editor of a Slovenian-based scientific journal Review of Economics and Economic Methodology (REEM), indexed by EconLit.

Also, I'm member of the Scientific Programme Committee of the upcoming 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI) in Melbourne,

For four years in the past (2012-2016) I have also been Chairman of Društvo Asociacija, the largest Slovenian network of NGO's and freelancers in the field of culture and the arts and I still serve as their member of the managing board.

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

The conferences I will attend in 2018:
ACEI - 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics, RMIT Melbourne, 2018 - four articles and a special session convener
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2018
ICCPR - 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, Tallinn, 2018
EURAM - European Academy of Management, Reykjavik, 2018
RSS (Royal Statistical Society) 2018 International Conference, Cardiff, Wales, 2018 - two articles
2018 IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) Annual Meeting on Probability and Statistics, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2018
ISNPS 2018, 4th Conference of the International Society for Nonparametric Statistics, Salerno, 2018
Symbolic Data Analysis Workshop SDA, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, 2018 - two articles
Young Statisticians’ Meeting 2018, University of Oxford, 2018
Applied Statistics, Ribno by Bled, 2018
ISPOR Europe, New Perspectives for Improving 21st Century Health Systems, Barcelona 2018 - chair of podium session on "Conceptual Papers"
16th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), Innsbruck, 2018
5th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care (ILPN), Vienna, 2018 - two articles
2nd Conference TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association, Vienna, 2018
3rd International Workshop on Entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Industries (Arts, Culture and Tourism), ESC Dijon, 2018
6th Workshop on Managing Arts and Cultural Organizations, University of Oxford, 2018
Economics and Business Review (EBR) Conference, FELU Ljubljana, 2018
International Statistical Conference in Croatia (ISCCRO’18), Opatija, 2018