Dejan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association.

I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton School of Public & International Affairs and the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University

Before my Princeton University appointment I was a PhD candidate and a Junior Researcher at CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute) in Prague the Czech Republic. From Fall semester of 2015 I was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University.

My main research interests are International Political Economy, Behavioural Economics, Education Economics, and Health Economics. I am particularly interested in the detrimental effects of wars and conflicts on a variety of outcomes: child development, human capital accumulation, health, social values and norms. My past and current research is focused on solving important policy questions in cooperation with several governmental agencies in Croatia including Ministry of Science and Education, Ministry of Veterans, Ministry of Health and Agency for Science and Higher Education. 

During the past few years through an NGO in CEE region my work was focused on creation of network of scholars, promoting initiatives on right for information access in public sector and educating general public in order to help build a better functioning democracy in the CEE region. We organise yearly conferences and bring world-class economists to promote market economy in transition countries.


prof. Štěpán Jurajda (CERGE-EI, Prague)

prof. Jacob Shapiro (Princeton University)

prof. Randall Filer  (CUNY)

Research highlights in newspapers:

Forbes Magazine "Students Follow Their Older Siblings To College"

Project "AI in education" - Telegram, Lider, Index, 24sata, DubrovnikNet 


"Hormones are Thicker than Blood: Field Experiment in Blood Donations"

with Danijela Vuletic and Irena Jukic