Research Network //

  • Edin Pasovic, MA

    BASIC INFO
    Edin Pasovic holds a Master’s degree in Economics, obtained in 2018, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo. He is employed as a full-time administrator and junior researcher at the CISAR research centre in Sarajevo. He participated in two regional research projects: “Diaspora BiH and potential for development” and “Informal Institutions, Corruption and Clientelism in the Western Balkans”, while his master thesis was focused on informal economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. While at undergraduate studies, there was a strong interest in information technology, e-business and development of management systems. During postgraduate studies, a special interest is shown in research of the fiscal and monetary policy, institutional economics and the global economy.

    SELECTED PROJECTS

    2012 – 2014 Project assistant, Economic Institute Sarajevo BiH, Project: ‘BiH Diaspora and Economic Development’ in cooperation with the Neuchatel University and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

    2016 – Junior researcher, CISAR, Project: ‘Informal Institutions, Corruption and Clientelism in the Western Balkans’

  • Adnan Efendic, PhD

    BASIC INFO

    Adnan Efendic is a Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Business (SEBS), University of Sarajevo. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies at University of Sarajevo, PhD study at Staffordshire University, UK. He is the Head of the Department of Economic Theory and Policy SEBS as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the South East European Journal of Economics and Business. Adnan is Affiliate Fellow at CERGE-EI, Prague. He has conducted several regional research projects and was/is the team leader and the main researcher, including projects focused on: the link between ethnic tensions and economic performance in the region, the role of BiH diaspora in economic development, strategies of survival in the time of crisis in the Western Balkan region, social capital and migration in a post-conflict environment. He has published several articles in world class journals, including a few books with international publishers.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Efendic, A. and Pugh, G. (2018). The effect of ethnic diversity on income – an empirical investigation using survey data from a post-conflict environment. Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 12 (2018-17): 1–34. Thomson Reuters Impact Factor: 0.5

    Pasovic, E. and Efendic, S. A. (2018) Informal economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina – an empirical investigation. South East European Journal of Economics and Business 13(2), 112-125. ESCI index, SJR impact factor 0.2

    Efendic, A., Cveticanin, P. and Kumalic, I. (2017). Thriving and surviving activities of households during the crisis period. Empirical evidence from Southeastern Europe. Sudosteuropa Journal of Politics and Society 65(3), 459-519. DOI: 10.1515/soeu-2017-0032. ESCI index

    Efendic, A. (2016). Emigration intentions in a post-conflict environment: evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Post-Communist Economies 28(3), 335-352. DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2016.1166800. SSCI index. Thomson Reuters Impact Factor: 0.5.

    Efendic, A., Mickiewicz, T., Rebmann, A. (2015). Growth aspiration and social capital: young firms in a post-conflict environment. International Small Business Journal 33(5), 537-561. DOI: 10.1177/0266242613516987. SSCI index. Thomson Reuters Impact Factor: 3.9. (Nominated for best paper award at International Entrepreneurship Track, ISBE 2013 conference in Cardiff)

    Efendic, A. and Pugh, G. (2015). Institutional effects on economic performance in post-socialist transition: a dynamic panel analysis. Acta Oeconomica 65(4), 503-523. SSCI index. Thomson Reuter Impact Factor: 0.4.

    Efendic, A., Pugh, G. and Adnett, N. (2011). Institutions and economic performance: a meta-regression analysis, European Journal of Political Economy 27, 586-599. SSCI index. Thomson Reuters Impact Factor: 1.2. („Most cited European Journal of Political Economy article“ in 2016: (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-journal-of-political-economy/most-cited-articles/))

    Efendic, A., Pugh, G. and Adnett, N. (2011). Confidence in formal institutions and reliance on informal institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina: an empirical investigation using survey data. Economics of Transition, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp. 521-540. SSCI index. Thomson Reuters Impact Factor: 1.1.

    Efendic, A. and Pugh, G. (2007). Institutions and Economic Performance: An overview of Empirical Research with the Main Focus on Transition Economies. South East European Journal of Economics and Business, Volume II, No. 1, pp. 25-30, ISSN 1840-118X.

    Gordy, E. and Efendic, A. (eds) (2019). Meaningful Reform in the Western Balkans – Between Formal Institutions and Informal Practices. Bern: Peter Lang AG, ISBN 978-3-0343-3727-4.

    Rebmann, A., Efendic, A., and Mickiewicz, T.   (2017). Nascent enterprises and growth aspirations in a post-conflict environment: the role of social capital. In: Williams, C. and Gurtoo, A, eds. (2017) Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies. Oxon and NY: Routledge.

    Zbinden, M., Dahinden, J. and Efendic, A. (eds) (2016). Diversity of migration in South-East Europe., Peter Lang AG, ISBN-10: 3034321376.

    Efendic, A. and Hadziahmetovic, A. (2015). Post-war Economic Transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina – A Challenging Transformation., In: Keil, S. and Perry, V., eds. (2015) State-Building and democratization in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN 9781472416407.

    Efendic, A.; Silajdzic, S. and Atanasovska, V. (2014). Ethnic Tensions and Economic Performance: Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia., Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-659-48892-4.

    Efendic, A., Babic, B. and Rebmann, A. (2014) Diaspora and Development – Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo: Embassy of SwitzerlanD in BiH, ISBN 978-9958-9880-1-1.

    Efendic, A. (2010). Institutions and Economic Performance in Transition Countries – With Special Reference to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8383-8209-8

    SELECTED PROJECTS

    2016 – ….: expert team member: “Service contract to support the European Platform tackling undeclared work”, The Platform is based on the Decision of the European Parliament and the Council from 9 March 2016.

    2016-2019: BiH team leader and senior researcher: “Closing the gap between formal and informal institutions in the Western Balkans (INFORM)”, H2020 research grant. Consortium leader: UCL.

    2014-2016: Team leader and senior researcher: “Social capital and migration: evidence from a post-conflict environment”, Research project, Regional Research Promotion Programme – Western Balkans, University of Fribourg, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

    2014-2016: BiH team member: “Life strategies and survival strategies of households in South-East European societies in the time of crisis”; SCOPES research grant, Swiss National Foundation. Consortium involves representatives of Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich as the project coordinator.

    2013-2014: Team leader and senior researcher: “Diaspora and development – Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Research project, Economic Institute Sarajevo in collaboration with the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, Universite de Neuchatel, supported by the Swiss Development Agency.

    2012-2013: Team leader and senior researcher: „Ethnic tensions, institutional and economic performance in Bosnia and Herzegovina: What are(not) the causal links?“, Regional Research Promotion Programme – Western Balkans, University of Fribourg, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

    2012: Team leader and senior researcher: “Minority Entrepreneurs: networks, trust and performance“. Global Development Network.

    2011-2012: Team member: “Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on Public Spending and Income Distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina“, WIIW.

    2011: Team member “Rising food prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina – a gender assessment of vulnerabilities and coping mechanism”, World Bank.

    2011: Regional expert, project: “Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions in the Western Balkan Countries”, Contracting Authority: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Institutions: Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation, Macedonia.

    2009 – 2011: Team Leader, UNDP BiH, project: “Early Warning System Report BiH”

    2008: External consultant – senior expert – Human Dynamics, project: “EU fiscal policy support to Bosnia and Herzegovina”, May-October 2008.

    2006: External consultant, project: “Meeting Copenhagen economic criteria for accession to the EU”, CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research, Poland.

  • Hariz Halilovich, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Hariz Halilovich, PhD—an award-winning anthropologist and author—is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Research, RMIT University in Melbourne, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His main research areas include forced migration, memory studies, place–based identity politics and human rights (incl. right to education). As an anthropologist specialising in multi-sited and digital ethnography, he has identified novel ways to research how adults and young people use narratives and digital technologies to build life stories about displacement, genocide, reconciliation and personal identity. Much of his work has an applied focus, and he has conducted research on migration and human rights-related issues for a range of non-governmental and governmental bodies, including the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (Australia).


    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Hariz Halilovich, 2013, Places of Pain: Forced Displacement, Popular Memory and Trans-local Identities in Bosnian War-torn Communities (Berghahn Books: Oxford-New York). (ISBN 978-0-85745-776-9, eISBN 978-0-85745-777-6)

    Hariz Halilovich, 2014, ‘Reclaiming erased lives: archives, records and memories in post-war Bosnia and the Bosnian diaspora’, Archival Science, 14 (3-4)

    Hariz Halilovich, 2013, ‘Bosnian Austrians: Accidental migrants in trans–local and cyber spaces’, Journal of Refugee Studies, 26 (4)

    Hariz Halilovich (with Angela Carbone & Belinda Ross), 2013, ‘Spaces where learning takes place: rethinking contemporary approaches to learning and teaching’, HERDSA, 36

    Hariz Halilovich (with Renata Kokanovic et al), 2013, ‘Maps, Models and Narratives: The ways people talk about depression’, Qualitative Health Research, 23(1)

    Hariz Halilovich, 2012, ‘Trans-local communities in the age of transnationalism: Bosnians in diaspora’, International Migration, 50(1)

    Hariz Halilovich, 2011, ‘Beyond the sadness: memories and homecomings among survivors of “ethnic cleansing” in a Bosnian village’, Memory Studies Journal, 4(1)

    Hariz Halilovich, 2006, ‘Aussie Bosnians from Germany: reconstructing identity’, Local-Global Journal: Identity, Security, Community, Vol. 2

    SELECTED PROJECTS

    2016-2019: BiH team member: “Closing the gap between formal and informal institutions in the Western Balkans (INFORM)”, H2020 research grant. Consortium leader: UCL.

    2013: Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA): Recognising the pain of others: gendered displacement, memory and identity in Bosnian refugee diaspora, 2013-2016

    2012: NetSpot Pty: Analytics Block to identify at students at risk of disengaging, 2012-2016 (with Dawson, P. et al)

    2010: the Erste Foundation (Austria): Migration and its effects on demographic and economic development in Central and South-Eastern Europe: immigrants as a source of social capital and facilitators of the socio-economic transformation, 2010-2011

    2007: The European Union Jean Monnet Reflection Activities Grant: the European Diaspora Research Network

    2005: Grant from United Nations Development Program: the Pathways to Reconciliation and Global Human Rights

  • Geoffrey Pugh, PhD

    BASIC INFO

    Geoff Pugh is Professor of Applied Economics, Director of the Centre for Applied Business Research (CABR) and Head of Research at Staffordshire University Business School. Geoff has recently led evaluation projects for both the UK Government (on school performance) and for the EU Commission (on innovation support programmes). His particular commitment to the Western Balkans arises from teaching and supervising many former and current MSc and PhD students (supported by the Open Society Foundation) and, most recently, from involvement in research projects supported by the Swiss Development Agency. Since December 2011, Geoff has been a member of the Advisory Committee to the Council of the Central Bank of Montenegro. Twice a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Manpower; Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, and since 2004 has reviewed for19 journals and the Working Paper series of the Czech National Bank.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Efendic, A. and Pugh, G. (2015). Institutional Effects on Economic Performance in Transition: a Dynamic Panel Analysis, Acta Oeconomica, Vol. 65 (4): 503–523. SSCI Impact Factor: 0.8.

    Pugh, G. et al. (2014). School Expenditure and School Performance: Evidence from New South Wales schools using a dynamic panel analysis. British Educational Research Journal On-line version published 21-05-2014, DOI: 10.1002/berj.3146, SSCI Impact Factor: 1.66

    Hashi, I., Pugh, G. and Gashi, P. (2014). Export Behaviour of SMEs in Transition Countries. Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, Vol.42(2): 407–435 SSCI Impact Factor: 1.641

    Coric, B. and Pugh, G. (2013). Foreign Direct Investment and Output Growth Volatility: A Worldwide Analysis. International Review of Economics and Finance. Vol.25 (2013): 260-271. SSCI Impact Factor: 0.927

    Haile, M. and Pugh, G. (2013). Does Exchange Rate Volatility Discourage International Trade? A Meta-Regression Analysis. Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Vol. 22(3): 321-350. SSCI Impact Factor: 0.309

    Pugh, G. and Stanley, T. (2013). Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Reporting Guidelines. Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol.27(2): 390–394, SSCI Impact Factor: 1.328

    Efendic, A., Pugh, G. and Adnett, N. (2011). Institutions and economic performance: a meta-regression analysis. European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 27: 586-599. SSCI Impact Factor: 1.2.

    Efendic, A., Pugh, G. and Adnett, N. (2011). Confidence in formal institutions and reliance on informal institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina: an empirical investigation using survey data. Economics of Transition, Volume 19(3): 521-540. SSCI Impact Factor: 0.7.

    Velickovsky, I. and Pugh, G. (2011). Constraints on Exchange Rate Flexibility in Transition Economies: a Meta-Regression Analysis of Exchange Rate Pass-Through. Applied Economics, Vol.43(27): 4111-4125, SSCI Impact Factor: 0.404

    “Best Paper” awards, 2012 Conference of the British Educational Research Association:
    Pugh, G. et al. (2012). Do increased resources increase educational attainment during a period of rising expenditure? Evidence from English secondary schools using a dynamic panel analysis. British Educational Research Journal, Volume 37(1): 163-189, SSCI Impact Factor: 1.14

    SELECTED PROJECTS

    2014-2016: Swiss Development Corporation: institutional research partnership to mentor the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) funded project KS_205 “Mapping Clientelism and its Causes: Rents, Rent-seeking and Democracy in Kosovo and Albania ()”.

    2014-2015: Staffordshire University, Enterprise and Commercial Development: Evaluation of 2011-15 Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) Strategy.

    2012-2014: London Borough of Newham: Evaluation of the 1-1 reading guarantee programme.

    2012: Technology Strategy Board (TSB). Collaboration with the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) to design the evaluation of the forthcoming TSB business support programme: Innovation Vouchers in the Agri-food, Built Environment and Aerospace sectors.

    2009-2012: EU Framework 7 project: “Good Practices in Innovation Support Measures for SMEs: facilitating transition from the traditional to the knowledge economy” (from DG Research call FP7-SME-2009-1). This project evaluated business support measures for SMEs in traditional manufacturing sectors throughout the EU. The UK research focused on the West Midlands and on North Staffordshire in particular.

    2008: UK Government: Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), Value for Money Unit. Research Report: Resources and Attainment at Key Stage 4: Estimates from a Dynamic Methodology. Publication Code: DCSF-RR056. Research paper: subsequently developed for publication in the British Educational Research Journal, and won a “commended” paper award at the 2012 Conference of the British Educational Research Association (see publications).

    2005: Evaluation of the economic impact of the M6 Toll Motorway for the Southern Staffordshire Partnership (a consortium of local authorities in Southern Staffordshire, the Government Office for the West Midlands, and Midland Expressway, the operator of the M6 Toll). Outcomes include: extensive media coverage; Presentation at the Department for Transport; and a paper published in Regional Studies.

    1999: Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and Society of Independent Brewers. Report on the economic consequences of a sliding scale of excise duty for small breweries; submitted to HM Treasury by CAMRA (the research base of a successful campaign – the sliding scale was introduced in the 2002 Budget). Spin-off from this project included three papers published in the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and one in Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy.

  • Nebojsa Stojcic, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Nebojsa Stojcic is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, University of Dubrovnik. He completed PhD study at Staffordshire
    University, UK. He is the Head of Department of Economics and Business Economics at the University of Dubrovnik, Junior Editor of journal Economic Thought and Practice and member of Editorial Board in several other international journals. As project manager, principal investigator and researcher he conducted several international research projects including projects focused on competitiveness of firms, industries and regions, firm innovation and exporting behaviour including behaviour of SMEs, FDI spillover analysis, regional growth, technology and knowledge transfer. Results of his research have been published in leading journals in the Western Balkans region as well as some of the renowned world class journals.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Hashi, I., Stojcic, N., (2013), The impact of innovation activities on firm performance using a multi-stage model: Evidence from the community innovation survey 4, Research Policy, 42(2)

    Stojcic, N., Hashi, I., Telhaj, S., (2013), Restructuring and competitiveness: Empirical evidence on firm behaviour in new EU member states and candidate countries, Eastern European Economics, 51(4)

    Stojcic, N., Benic, D., Karanikic, P. (2014), Regional Determinants of Export Competitiveness in Croatian Manufacturing Industry, Proceedings of Rijeka Faculty of Economics, 32(2)

    Stojcic, N., Hashi, I., (2014), Firm Productivity and Type of Innovation: Evidence from Community Innovation Survey 6, Croatian Economic Survey, 16(2)

    Hashi, I., Stojcic, N., (2013), Knowledge spillovers, innovation activities and competitiveness of industries in EU member states and candidate countries, Economic Annals, LVIII (198)

    Stojcic, N., (2012), Two decades of Croatian transition: A retrospective analysis, South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 7(2)

    Stojcic, N., (2012), Patterns and determinants of enterprise restructuring in Central and East European countries, Ekonomska Misao i Praksa, 21(2)

    Stojcic, N., (2012), The competitiveness of exporters from Croatian manufacturing industry, Ekonomski pregled, 63(7-8)

    Stojcic, N., Bezic, H., (2012), Restructuring and barriers: Cross-country evidence on the competitiveness of exporters in transition, Managing Global Transitions, 10(2)

    Stojcic, N., Becic, M., Vojinic, P., (2012), The competitiveness of exports from manufacturing industries in Croatia and Slovenia to the EU15 market: A dynamic panel analysis, Croatian Economic Survey, 14(1)Hide
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    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014: Global Development Network (Austrian Ministry of Finance and Austrian Central Bank): “Regional patterns of deindustrialization and prospects for reindustrialization in South and Central East European Countries”

    2014: University of Dubrovnik and Croatian Ministry of Science: “Barriers to SME internationalisation in the Republic of Croatia”

    2013: Global Development Network/CERGE-EI Foundation: “The Role of FDI Spillovers in Regional Productivity Dynamics”

    2013: European Commission’s Regional Development Fund: “TTAdria – Technology transfer infrastructure in the Croatian Adriatic Region”

    2013: European Commision’s IPA Adriatic Programme: “Intermodal – Intermodality model for the development of Adriatic littoral zone”

    2010: Ecological Society “Lijepa Naša”: “The Possibilities for the Valorization of the Economic Potential of River Trebižat Region”

    2009: European Commission’s Framework VI Programme: “MicroDyn”

    2010: Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports: “Innovativeness, Technology Transfer and Competitiveness of Croatian Exports”

    2006: Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports: “Croatia on European Touristic Market in Conditions of Globalisation”

  • Peter Phipps, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Peter Phipps is a senior lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT and a founding member of the Globalism Research Centre. He undertook post-graduate training in cultural anthropology
    at the University of California Berkeley, and a PhD on the cultural politics of postcolonial theory at the University of Melbourne. He has published a number of articles, book chapters, research and policy reports on the cultural politics of Indigenous festivals, commemorations, tourism, ethnic cultural precincts and postcolonialism. He has worked with organizations including the PNG Department for Community Development, ATSIC, ATSIAB (Australia Council), Telstra Foundation, UNDP (Sarajevo), the Yothu Yindi Foundation, DaNang Children’s hospital (Vietnam), City of Moreland, Scanlon Foundation, City of Melbourne, Victorian Multicultural Commission, and Warlayirti Art Centre in Balgo, Western Australia.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    · ‘Indigenous Festivals in Australia: Performing the Postcolonial’ in Festival Ecologies a special edition of Ethnos, 2015.

    · Forthcoming- (with Hariz Halilovich) ‘Atentat! A Century of Contested Memory in Sarajevo’ in The Politics of Remembering Violence a special issue of Journal of Communication, Politics and Culture, Vol 48, Issue 3, 2015.

    · ‘Port Moresby: Contesting Tradition, Identity and Urbanization’ in Singh, Nadarajah, Mulligan, Chamberlain (eds) Searching for Community: From Melbourne to Delhi, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 2015, pp 149-164.

    · ‘Gentrification, immigration and community cohesion in Melbourne’s multicultural north’ (aka Neighbourhoods in transition: housing, employment and social cohesion in Coburg and Fawkner) (with Val Colic-Peisker and Shanthi Robertson), report to Scanlon Foundation and City of Moreland, RMIT Globalism Research Centre, 2013. http://rmit.edu.au/globalism/publications/reports.

    · Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne: RMIT Globalism Research Centre, 2010. http://rmit.edu.au/globalism/publications/reports.

    · A Policy Framework for Melbourne’s Cultural Precincts, Report to City of Melbourne and Victorian Multicultural Commission, 2011.

    · ‘Globalization and Culture: a case study from Melbourne’ (chapter in English and translated into Chinese) in Zhang (ed) China’s Urbanization and Community Development under Globalization, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, 2009.

    · ‘Performances of Power: Indigenous Cultural Festivals as Globally Engaged Cultural Strategy’, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, vol. 35, no. 3, 2010 pp. 217-240.

    · ‘Neocolonialism,’ and ‘Modern Empires,’chapter-length encyclopedia entries in Anheier and Juergensmeyer (eds) Global Studies Encyclopedia, London: Sage, 2012.

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2012-13: Scanlon Foundation: Chief Investigator (with Colic-Peisker and Robertson) Housing and employment for social cohesion in multicultural neighbourhoods ‘in transition’: building local best practice,

    2009-11: The Reputation Group: Chief Investigator (with Mulligan) Telling the Story of Melbourne’s Cultural Precincts Project, City of Melbourne and Victorian Multicultural Commission

    2008-2011: Telstra Foundation: Chief Investigator (with James and Steger) ARC Linkage Project Globalizing Indigeneity: Indigenous Cultural Festivals and Wellbeing in Australia and the Asia‑Pacific

    2007-09: RMIT Global Cities Institute: Research Project Manager – Globalization and Culture

    2006: Port Moresby: Consultant researcher to PNG Department for Community Development Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Livelihoods Project (also called the ‘Employment Oriented Skills Development Project’)

    2005: Globalism Institute with UNDP: Coordinator, Pathways to Reconciliation and Global Human Rights Conference

    2002-05: For Yothu Yindi FoundationForum Coordinator, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Annual Garma Festival Key Forums, North East Arnhem Land

    2002: ATSIC and Australia Council: Coordinator, Fourth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Conference

    2001: ATSIC: Coordinator, Indigenous Peoples and Racism Conference

  • Anna Rebmann, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Anna Rebmann, PhD, is a Lecturer at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. She completed postgraduate and PhD studies at University College, London. Her main
    research interests are comparative entrepreneurship, high growth entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, institutions, social capital, trust, migration and emerging markets. Currently, she works as a Lecturer in Economics & International Business at Aston University. Previously, she occupied position of Policy Analyst at OECD, Paris and Teaching Assistant of Economics & Business at University College, London.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Efendic, A., Mickiewicz, T., Rebmann, A. (2014): Growth aspirations and social capital: Young firms in a post-conflict environment. International Small Business Journal. DOI: 10.1177/0266242613516987

    Efendic, A.; Babic, B. and Rebmann, A. (2014): Diaspora and Development – Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo: Embassy of Switzerland in BiH, ISBN 978-9958-9880-1-1.

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014-2016: Mentor: “Social capital and migration: evidence from a post-conflict environment”, Research project, Regional Research Promotion Programme – Western Balkans, University of Fribourg, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

    2013-2014: Team member: “Diaspora and development – Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Research project, Economic Institute Sarajevo in collaboration with the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, Universite de Neuchatel, supported by the Swiss Development Agency.

  • Drini Imami, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Drini Imami holds a PhD in Agrifood Economics from University of Bologna. He has worked as a consultant for FAO, SNV, World Vision, World Bank, EBRD, GIZ, Swiss
    Cooperation, different USAID and EU projects etc. Drini has played a key role in many sector studies financed by these organizations and has been co-author of about 25 technical/policy studies and also two development strategies. Drini is a researcher and lecturer of macroeconomics at Agricultural University of Tirana and has conducted research in several leading European research institutions and contributed to more than 30 scientific publications. He has been the Executive Director of Development Solutions Associates (a leading think-tank in Albania) during 2006 – 2012.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Gerdoci, B., Skreli, E., Imami, D. (2016). ” Determinants of Sustainable Relationships in the Albanian Apple Production Sector”, International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 7 (1), 50-65

    Skreli, E., Imami, D., Jámbor, A., Zvyagintsev, D. and Çera, G. (2015): The impact of government subsidies on the olive and vineyard sectors of Albanian agriculture. Studies in Agricultural Economics 117 (3)

    Gerdoci, B., Skreli, E., Imami, D. (2015). “Relational governance – an examination of the apple sector in Albania”. Journal of Central European Agriculture Vo.16(2)

    Imami, D., Kaechelin, H.,Lami, E. (2014). “A new view into Political Business Cycles: Household Behavior in Albania”. Acta Oeconomica

    Zhllima, E., Imami, D., Merkaj, E., Qinami, I, Vercuni, A., Chan-Halbrendt, C.( 2014). “Analysis of consumer preferences for table olives – the case of Albanian urban consumers“. Journal of Food Product Marketing, 20 (5)

    Imami, D., Lami, E. (2013). “Searching for Political Fiscal Cycles in Hungary”. Journal of Contemporary Economics,7(4)

    Zhllima, E., Imami, D., Kächelein, H., Merkaj. (2013). “Impact of fiscal policies on inputs and production costs in greenhouse in Albania”. Journal of Central European Agriculture

    Imami, D., Zhllima, E., Viaggi, D., Bokelmann W. (2013). “Between weak markets and weak regulations: Determinants of contracting in orchard farming in Albania“. Journal on Chain and Network Science,13 (1)

    Imami, D., Zhllima, Merkaj, E. (2012). “Consumer trends in post socialist countries. The case of Albania”. Rivista di Economia Agroalimentare, 2012 (3)

    Imami, D. (2012) “Corruption, Licensing and Elections – A new analysis framework”, SEE Journal of Economics and Business,7 (1)

    Imami, D., Chan-Halbrendt, C., Quanguo, Zh, Zhllima, E. (2011). “Conjoint analysis of consumer preferences for lamb meat in central and southwest urban Albania”. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 14, Issue 3

    Vercuni, A., Zhllima, E., Chan-Halbrendt, C., Imami, D., Leonetti, L. (2010) “Comparative analysis of consumer choices for agrifood products in Albania – the case of olive oil and wine”. Journal of Economics and Agribusiness (issued by Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness, Agriculture University of Tirana)

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2015: Key expert/Consultant: “Support To Agricultural And Rural Economic Development In Disadvantaged Areas Of Albania (SARED)”, Baseline Study for the GIZ Project, implemented by ISETN-IDRA

    2015: International Consultant on Value Chains Analysis: “Capacity development of MAFRD Economic Analysis Unit on agricultural policy impact assessment “, FAO TCP

    2014: Consultant: Rabobank study “Albania – Developing supply chain pilot projects in dairy, vegetable and seeds sectors”, Rabobank

    2014 – CERGE-EI CIF Fellowship

    2013: International Consumer Survey and Policy Support Specialist: “Policy assistance to Kosovo to identify policy support measures linking local agricultural production with domestic and EU market”, FAO Project

    2012: Deputy Team Leader: “Preparation of Inter-Sectoral Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development 2014 – 2020 in Albania”, FAO Project, financed by EU

    2012: Consultant: “Support to Agriculture and Rural Development “, SARD, implemented by GIZ, financed by EU

  • Edvard Orlic, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Edvard Orlic is a PhD candidate about to complete his studies at Staffordshire University Business School where he also obtained Master degree in Economics and worked as a
    Lecturer. Recently, he joined Bournemouth University where he works as a Lecturer in Business Economics. He worked on several international projects related to employee financial participation in the EU and exploring issues of how FDI affects productivity and regional development. Before joining academia, he worked as financial, investment and risk analyst in the investment fund, consultancy and banking industry. His current research interests are FDI spillovers, micro determinants of productivity, technology upgrading, firm innovation, access to finance for SMEs and integration of industries and firms in Global Value Chains.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Hashi, I., Lowitzch, J. and Orlic, E., 2013. Review of Previous Research and Challenges. In: I.Hashi and J. Lowitzsch (eds.). Employee Financial Participation in Companies’ Proceeds. European Parliament Directorate General for Internal Policies – Employment and Social Affairs.

    Hashi, I., Lowitzch, J. and Orlic, E., 2012. Literature review: Key features and implications of EFP. In: I.Hashi and J. Lowitzsch (eds.). Employee Financial Participation in Public Services in the European union. A study commissioned by CEEP under the framework of a project funded by the European Commission.

    Kersan-Skabić, I. and Orlic, E., 2009. Does trade liberalization cause FDI inflow or vice versa? The case of Croatia. Ekonomska Istrazivanja, 22 (2), 1-24.

    Kersan-Skabic, I. and Orlic, E., 2007. Determinants of FDI inflows in CEE and Western Balkan countries (is accession to the EU important for attracting FDI?). Economic and Business Review for Central and South-Eastern Europe, 9 (4).

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014-2016: University of Rijeka and Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport: “The competitiveness of Croatian Exports”

    2013-2014: Global Development Network/CERGE-EI Foundation: “The Role of FDI Spillovers in Regional Productivity Dynamics”

    2012 -2013: European Parliament: “Employee Financial Participation in Companies´ Proceeds”

    2011-2012: CEEP and European Commission: “Employee Financial Participation in Public Services in the European Union”

    2010-2011: European Commission: “Information and Communication Project – Promoting EFP in the EU-27”

    2006-2009: European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the Kelso Institute for the Study of Economic Systems: “Assessing and Benchmarking Financial Participation of Employees in the EU 27 (PEPPER IV Report)”

  • Ismet Kumalic, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Ismet Kumalic is a Professor of International finance and EU Monetary policy at PIN University, Banja Luka. He completed undergraduate studies and postgraduate studies at
    University of Sarajevo, and PhD studies at Pan European University „Apeiron“, Banja Luka. He also has completed additional specialization programs in fields of management at Bristol University and public sector reform at Crown agents – International Management Training Center, Worthing. He has rich experience in both private and governmental sector, working as director of several banks and private-owned companies and governor of Una-Sana Canton. He authored and co-authored more than 20 research papers and books in various fields of economic science – from banking, through management to fiscal policy. Currently, he is a team leader and senior researcher at Swiss National Science Foundation funded research project (SCOPES research grant).

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Kumalic, I. (2010): Recession and Capital Market in B&H, Economic Review (Ekonomska Revija), Vol VII, issue 2

    Kumalic, I. (2010): Bonds and Capital Market in B&H, Revicon, Poreski savjetnik (Tax Advisor) No. 3

    Kumalic, I., Kumalic, J. (2011): Does the introduction of higher and lower tax rates on value added tax in Bosnia and Herzegovina converges tax rates of EU member states and whether it will satisfy the social expectations, 1st International Conference: Economic System of European Union and Accession of the Bosnia & Herzegovina, Vitez

    Kumalic, I. (2013): Instruments and up-growth of capital market in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poslovni konsultant no 22

    Kumalic, I. (2013): Level of development of financial market of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Emc Rewiew, Vol III, No. I, Panevropski Univerzitet “Apeiron”

    Kumalic, I. (2013): Implications of Croatian accession to the EU and the impact on the economy of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poslovni konsultant no 27

    Kumalic, I. (2013): Innovations on the capital market the chance for development of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Anali poslovne ekonomije No 9, PIM University

    Kumalic, I. (2014): Bosnia&Herzegovina – the right place for foreign investors, EDASOL 2013, Emc Review Year

    Kumalic, I., Vukovic, V. (2014): The concession on natural resources in works of economic development” Anali poslovne ekonomije

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014: Life strategies and survival strategies of households and individuals in South-East European Societies in the time of crisis, SCOPES Research grant, Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern

  • Nirha Efendic, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Nirha Efendic works as a curator for oral literature at the National Museum of BiH, Department of Ethnology. Her works mainly focus on oral literature, and especially
    lyric poetry, while her current research interest is extended to anthropology. She had gained valuable academic and research experience during her visits to Oxford and Staffordshire University in the period 2006-2008. She obtained her Master degree in 2009 and PhD degree in 2014 both at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Halilovich, H., and Efendic, N. (2019). From Refugees to Trans-local Entrepreneurs: Crossing the Borders between Formal Institutions and Informal Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of Refugee Studies. , DOI 10.1093/jrs/fey066, 2019. Published by Oxford University Press.

    Efendic, N. (2018) Sevdalinke Withdin the Framework of Bosniak Oral Literature, in: The scent of Quinces prepared by Masha Belyavski-Frank, Language Institute of the University of Sarajevo and National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (337-357)

    Efendic, N. (Ed.) (2018) Folk Narratives from Derventa and its surrounding, Slavic committee and the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo 2018.

    Efendic, N., Krzovic, I., Causevic, M., Čengić, A., and  Kodric-Zaimovic, L. (2018) Brief History of Bosniak Culture, Traditional Culture, Edition Bosniaks, Sarajevo: SIMURG Media, STAV and IUS (11-37)

    Efendic, N., Gavrilović, D. Krasniqi, V. Obad, O. Prica, I. Skokic, T. (2017). Women’s Entrepreneurship Between Production and Reproduction. Report on the ethnographic work carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, Available at: Women’s Entrepreneurship Between Production and Reproduction

    Efendic, N. (2015) Bosniak oral lyric – cultural-historical frames of genesis and poetic features, Slavic committees and The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

    Efendic, N. (2015) Sevdalinka Within the Framework of Bosniak Oral Literature, Hrvatski casopis za etnologiju i folkloristiku Narodna Umjetnost, Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Zagreb

    Efendic, N. (2015) The Bunch of Lyrical Oral Songs in the Memories of Srebrenica Returnees”, in: Women as Bearers of folk music practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo / ICTM National Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pp. 186-195.

    Efendic, N. (2013) A view of the oral poetry of Prusac area based on new material, Herald of the National Museum – Ethnology, Vol. 50, pp. 193-209.

    Efendic, N. (2010) A view of the Sephardic Romansa in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian Journal of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 163-147.

    Efendic, N. (2010) Đ. Butorovic: Morics – purpose of remembering and memories, Etnolog, Vol. 20, pp. 359-362.

    Efendic, N. (2009) Sevdalinkas in edition of Janko M. Veselinovic in renew publication, Letter – Journal for Linguistics and Literary Studies, Vol. 7, pp.

    Efendic, N. (2007) Anthology of Bosniaks’ Lullabies, Sarajevo: Preporod.

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2012: The state of oral tradition on the territory of Srebrenica-Potocari, Eastern BiH, An ethnological research supported by the Ministry of Education and Science FBiH

    2010-2011: Ethnological researches of Konjic down-town, Hercegovina, Member of the research team, Ethnology Department, National Museum BiH

    2008-2009: Changes in everyday life of displaced Srebrenica residents settled in Sarajevo region, Member of the research team, Ethnology Department, National Museum BiH

    2008-2009: Ethnological research of Prusac area, Central BiH, Member of the research team, Ethnology Department, National Museum BiH

    2008: Ethnological research of Kraljeva Sutjeska area, Central BiH, Member of the research team, Ethnology Department, National Museum BiH

  • Andrej Naterer, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Andrej Naterer is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor. He completed undergraduate study of sociology and philosophy at University
    of Maribor and PhD study of anthropology at University of Ljubljana Slovenia. He is lecturer and researcher at the Department of sociology, Faculty of Arts, lecturer at the Department of media communication, Faculty for computer engeneering and lecturer and head of the Department of pre-clinical studies, Medical faculty, University of Maribor. Andrej is an editor of scientific mongraphy series Subcultures, researcher at Center for the Study of Post-Socialist Societies, member of an editorial board for AIDS studies (Macrothink Institute) and member of several regional commitites for youth and Ngo’s. His main research focus is on youth, youth social formations, youth marginalization and poverty. He conducted three anthropological fieldworks (Phenomena of street children in Ukraine (fieldwork 2000-2012), India (fieldwork 2003) and Zambia (fieldwork 2013)). He was project manager at University of Maribor in international project Silver – Sounds Identifying Learners Values in Europe (2009-2010) and was in charge of qualitative part of research team in project Youth 2010 and Youth 2013 (national surveys).

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    NATERER, Andrej, LAVRIČ, Miran. Using social indicators in assessing factors and numbers of street children in the world. Child indicators research, ISSN 1874-8988, 2016, vol. 9, iss. 1, str. 21-37,

    NATERER, Andrej. Violence and the code of the street : a study of social dynamics among street children in Makeevka, East Ukraine. Journal of interpersonal violence, ISSN 0886-2605, 2015, vol. 30, 8, str. 1387-1402,

    NATERER, Andrej. Cestni otroci in življenje zunaj tradicionalnih okvirov socializacije. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, ISSN 0351-4285, 2012, letn. 39 [i. e. 40], št. 249, str. 116-127, 183, 187.

    NATERER, Andrej, GODINA, Vesna V. Bomzhi and their subculture : an anthropological study of the street children subculture in Makeevka, eastern Ukraine. Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682. [Print ed.], 2011, 18, [no.] 1, str. 20-38.

    NATERER, Andrej, FIŠTRAVEC, Andrej. Makejevka – subkultura cestnih otrok. Družboslovne razprave, ISSN 0352-3608. [Tiskana izd.], dec. 2006, letn. 22, št. 53, str. 75-91.

    NATERER, Andrej. Bomži : cestni otroci v Makejevki, (Knjižna zbirka Frontier, 035). Maribor: Subkulturni azil, 2007. 261 str. (scientific monograph)

    NATERER, Andrej. Portraits of the interviewees. V: LAVRIČ, Miran (ur.), et al. Youth 2010 : the social profile of young people in Slovenia. 1st ed. Ljubljana: Ministry of Education and Sports, Office for Youth; Maribor: Aristej, 2011, str. 475-576, portreti.

    NATERER, Andrej. A synthesis of qualitative research findings. V: LAVRIČ, Miran (ur.), et al. Youth 2010 : the social profile of young people in Slovenia. 1st ed. Ljubljana: Ministry of Education and Sports, Office for Youth; Maribor: Aristej, 2011, str. 577-614.

    NATERER, Andrej. Zeitgeist of young people. V: LAVRIČ, Miran (ur.), et al. Youth 2010 : the social profile of young people in Slovenia. 1st ed. Ljubljana: Ministry of Education and Sports, Office for Youth; Maribor: Aristej, 2011, str. 615-623.

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014: Life strategies and survival strategies of households and individuals in South-East European Societies in the time of crisis, SCOPES Research grant, Swiss National Science Foundation

    2013: Youth 2013 – researcher (Slovenian youth 2013 : living in times of disillusionment, risk and precarity : first CEPYUS Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Youth Survey)

    2010: Youth 2010 – qualitative team leader and researcher (national youth survey)

    2009-2010: project manager at University of Maribor in international project Silver ( Sounds Identifying Learners Values in Europe)

    2007: researcher (Final evaluation of the “Youth 2000-2006” community programme)

  • Gorcin Dizdar, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Gorcin Dizdar has completed his BA in Philosophy and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford and his MA and PhD in Humanities at York University, Toronto, where he was a recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. In his dissertation, he provides an interdisciplinary analysis of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s medieval cultural heritage, paying particular attention to the ways in which it continues to play an active role in contemporary narratives of personal and collective self-identification. Currently, Gorcin acts as the director of the Mak Dizdar Foundation, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s cultural heritage. His essay “The Graves of the Ancestors”, originally published in the literary journal Descant, was included in the volume Best Canadian Essays 2013.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Dizdar, G. (forthcoming) ‘Invisibility and Presence in the stećak stones of medieval Bosnia’, Invisiblity and Presence Conference Proceedings, Heidelberg UP

    Dizdar, G. (2015) ‘Mediating Meaning in Botticelli’s Primavera’ in Georgi, Claudia (ed.). Convergence Culture Reconsidered. Göttingen UP

    Dizdar, G. (2014) ‘Debosnizacija stećaka’ [‘The Debosniasation of the stećak stones’], Godišnjak Bošnjačke zajednice kulture “Preporod” 1: 265 – 269.

    Dizdar, G. (2014) ‘Nekoliko crtica o pojmovima hereze, dualizma i Bosanske crkve’ [‘Some notes on the terms heresy, dualism and the Bosnian Church’], Forum Bosnae 66: 110 – 137.

    Dizdar, G. (2013) ‘The Stones of the Ancestors’, Descant, April 2012, included in Doda, Christopher and Marche, Stephen (eds.). Best Canadian Essays 2013. Toronto: Tightrope Books

    Dizdar, G. (2012) O ideologiji nauke o stećcima. [‘On the ideology of stecak scholarship’], Slovo Gorčina

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2015: Initiator and manger of project Literary meetings “Across the Rivers”, bringing together 6 authors and 60 high school students from 3 regional countries, funded by UNICEF.

    2012: Initiator and curator of Mak House, museum and cultural center in Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, housing exhibitons of artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Switzerland and Australia.

    2012: ‘The Medieval Funerary Culture of Armenia’, York University Fieldwork Cost Fund.

  • Jasmina Talam, PhD

    BASIC INFO
    Jasmina Talam completed undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies at the Academy of Music of the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.She is professor of the
    ethnomusicological subjects (Musical folklore, Ethnomusicological research and fieldwork methodology, Ethnocoreology) and Head of Institute for Musicology at Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo. She regularly presents the results of her research in national and international conferences and contributed to numerous articles, book chapters and edited works published in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, Turkey and United Kingdom. She was academic editorial contributors to Grove Music Online, Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World and SAGE Encyclopedia of Ethnomusicology. She is a member of editorial board of the magazine Muzika (Academy of Music in Sarajevo and Musicological Society of FBiH) and Journal of Literature and Art Studies (David Publishing Company, New York, USA). She is active member of the Musicological Society Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chair of the International Council for Traditional Music – National committee in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her professional experiences also include presentations and invited lectures.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Talam, Jasmina et al. (2014), From Traditional to Modern: Ilahy in Bosnia and Hercegovina”. Maqām: Historical Traces and Present Practice in South European Music Traditions, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

    Talam, Jasmina, (2013), Folk Musical Instruments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

    Talam, Jasmina, (2013), Traditional Instrumentalists: Experiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 19. meeting ICTM Study Group Folk Musical Instruments. Studia Insturmentorum Musicae Popularis III. New Series

    Talam, Jasmina, (2011), Examples of an interesting practice: Singing by the pan, 18. meeting ICTM Study Group Folk Musical Instruments. Studia Insturmentorum Musicae Popularis II. New Series

    Talam, Jasmina, Karača Beljak, Tamara, (2011), Ethnomusicological Research and Fieldwork Methodology – Expirience in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Approaches to Music Research: between Practice and Epistemiology. Methodology of Music Research. Vol. 6.

    Talam, Jasmina, (2010), Mehterhane and their influence on the Bosnian folk music, Militärmusik zwischen nutzen und missbrauch. Manfred Heidler, ed. Militärmusikdienst der Bundeswehr

    Talam, Jasmina, Karača Beljak, Tamara, (2010), Revitalisation of the legacy of Cvjetko Rihtman. Ongoing ethnomusicological research at the Academy of Music in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Researching conservatoires enquiry, innovation and the development of artistic practice in higher music education. Pocketbook. Helena Gaunt, ed. Polifonia research working group. AEC Publication. 77

    Talam, Jasmina, (2009), Drums in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17. meeting ICTM Study Group Folk Musical Instruments. Studia Insturmentorum Musicae Popularis. I. New Series

    Talam, Jasmina, Karača Beljak, Tamara, (2009), Ottoman Influence on Folk Music Tradicion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Muzikološki zbornik. XLV/1. Ljubljana: Filozofska fakulteta

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014: Main researchers: prof. dr. Rajko Muršič and prof. dr. Jasmina Talam. Bilateral project between Faculty of Philosophy of Ljubljana and Academy of Music in Sarajevo: Transformations of popular music after the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia: On “feedbacks” between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia

    2014: Lecturer, Training and research for academic newcomers (TRAIN). A project of the King Baudouin Foundation. Ghent University (scientific coordinator), University of Kent, Uppsala University, La Sapienza, University of Rome, UP Transfer Gmbh, Santander Group, University of Belgrade, University of Novi Sad, University of Montenegro, University of Sarajevo.

    2014: Team leader. Women as Bearers of Folk Music Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    2014: Coordinators: dr. Gerda Lechleitner (Austria) and dr. Jasmina Talam (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Bilateral project between Phonogrammearchive, Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo: Murko project – Bosnian records

    2011/2014: Coordinator for Academy of Music, University of Sarajevo. TEMPUS project: Introducing Interdisciplinarity in Music Studies in the Western Balkans in Line with European Perspective (partners: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Netherlands, Kosovo, Slovenia and Sweden)

    2008/2009: Main researchers: prof. dr. Svanibor Pettan and dr. Jasmina Talam. Bilateral project between Faculty of Philosophy of Ljubljana and Academy of Music in Sarajevo: Perception of the Turks and of the East in folk music in the Territories Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia: Ethnomusicological parallels.

  • Mirza Mujaric, PhD candidate

    BASIC INFO
    Mirza Mujaric is a full-time employee at CISAR. He holds a master degree in economics obtained at School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo in 2014, and has started his PhD studies at the same institution. He is a bright prospect and a promising researcher at the start of his career. He already took part in several important research projects including “Engaging BiH postgraduate students in regional perspectives towards European integration” under the patronage of the EUSR and the Delegation of European Union in BiH, where he had the opportunity to sharpen his research skills by working with 9 other researchers from the region. His contribution to the research was of great importance.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    MA Thesis (2014): “Using IPA funds in the function of improving BiH institutional framework”

    Hasanagic, E., Mujaric, M., et al (2012): Contemporary institutional and economic challenges BiH faces on the path of EU integrations: The use of EU funds for fostering of endogenous growth on the basis of experience from Croatia and Serbia, EUSR, School of Business and Economics Sarajevo

    SELECTED PROJECTS

    2016-2019: BiH team member: “Closing the gap between formal and informal institutions in the Western Balkans (INFORM)”, H2020 research grant. Consortium leader: UCL.

    2014: Junior researcher and project administrator: “Social capital and migration: evidence from a post-conflict environment”, Regional Research Promotion Programme

    2012: Junior researcher – “Engaging BiH postgraduate students in regional perspectives towards European integration”, European Union Special Representative

  • Aldin Medjedovic, PhD candidate

    BASIC INFO
    Aldin Medjedovic completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Sarajevo School of Economics and Business (SEBS) focusing on international economics, fiscal policy and EU integration process. He is also a PhD candidate at SEBS in final research phase of fiscal sustainability. His knowledge was additionally extended through number of graduated courses and trainings on fiscal policy and EU integration process that he attended at Joint Vienna institute, International Monetary Fund, Ljubljana School of Economics and Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. He is highly ranked official of the Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with current post at Ministry of Education and Science. He was delegated to present and negotiate National Economic Reforms Programme to European Commission. Previously, he worked as fiscal adviser at Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Directorate for Economic Planning as well as project manager and consultant for the European Commission, Bosna-S Oil Services Company, United Nations, Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Konrad Denauer Foundation, GTZ, Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency, World Bank – International Finanace Corporation and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Medjedovic, A., 2011: Analysis of Public Expenditures in BiH and Transition Countries, Technics Technologies Education Management
    Medjedovic, A., 2009: Competitivness of National Economy, School of Economics Mostar
    Medjedovic, A., Efendic, A. Zaimovic, T., 2008: Bosnia and Herzegovina – Challenges of Regional and European Integration,
    Medjedovic, A., 2002: Foreign Direct Investments, Publication: “Economy between theory and practice”, Publisher: Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    Medjedovic, A., 2011: Analysis of Social Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
    Medjedovic, A., 2007: Analysis of Institutional Framework for Development of Social Market Economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    Medjedovic, A., 2007: Position of Bosnia and Herzegovina in respect to the EU membership economic criteria – Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    Medjedovic, A., 2007: Improving BiH Economy -Young Economists Team recommendations – OHR and GTZ
    Medjedovic, A., 2007: Analysis of Economic Platforms of Political Parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Konrad Adenauer Foundation

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2009-2010:
    • EU Outreach Project, European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Project Manager and Consultant

    2005- 2009:
    • EC CARDS Pilot Waste Recycling Project BiH, Consultant
    • IFC Assessment of Waste Recycling Sector in Southeastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Consultant
    • UNIDO Workshop on Halon Management in BiH, Consultant
    • Waste Management Plan for Zenica-Doboj Canton, Consultant
    • Strategy for Protection of Environment for FBiH, Consultant
    • EBRD – Resettlement Framework and Resettlement Action Plan for the Corridor Vc Project, Consultant
    • Assessment of IFC Advisory Recycling Linkage Program Southeast Europe (Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Serbia) and Creation of Replicative Project Model, Consultant

    2002-2003:
    • Coordination Youth Board, Ministry of Foreign trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Office of State Coordinator for PRSP, Project Coordinator

  • Bojana Babic, MSc

    BASIC INFO
    Bojana Babic has interdisciplinary study background. She holds BA in Economics and two master’s degrees: MA in Public Policy of Euro-Mediterranean area from the University of
    Cataina in Italy and M.A. in European-African Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations coordinated by the University of Oldenburg in Germany. She attended number of graduated courses in the migration field and she worked at several international research projects at the institutes in the migration field in Norway, Germany and BiH. Her main interests are place, space, identity, social relation and mobility.

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Babic, B. (2013): ‘The migration-development nexus in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Center for Local Development and Diaspora seen ‘from below’, South East and Black Sea Studies, Rutledge (2013): 13(2),

    Babic, B. (2011): ‘The migration and development nexus; the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina’, CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes; 2011/60; Series on the Best Summer Essays

    Babic, B. (2010): ‘Migration as driver of Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina’, abstract published in the Conference Book 15th Nordic Migration Research Conference GLOBAL CHALLENGES – LOCAL REPOSNES, Malmo 2010. Nordic Migration Research (NMR), Malmo Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MiM), and the Department of IMER, Malmo University

    Babic, B. (2007): Innovation and development: The role of technology dynamics and innovations in developing countries’, Published in Volume II, International Conference in Economic & Social challenges and problems 2007, Faculty of Economics Tirana, Albania and DAAD Germany

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    014 – Junior Researcher, CISAR, Sarajevo BiH, ‘Social Capital, Migration and Entrepreneurship – Evidence from a post-conflict environment’, PRPP Western Balkan.

    2012 – 2014 Junior Researchers, Economic Institute Sarajevo BiH, Project: ‘BiH Diaspora and Economic Development’ in cooperation with the Neuchatel University and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

    2012 – 2013 Internship, IMER International Migration and Ethnic Relations, UiB, Norway. Project: PROVIR – Provision of Welfare State to ‘Irregular Migration.

    2011 – 2012 The organization board, Neboco International Conference Neboco – New Borderlands or Cosmopolitanism from Below?

  • Ema Talam, MA

    Ema Talam is currently finishing her Master’s level studies at Faculty of Economics of University of Ljubljana, majoring in Economics. She holds Bachelor’s degree in the field of management from School of Economics and Business of University of Sarajevo. During the studies, Ema was involved in numerous extra-curricular activities and attended large number of educational programmes such as: summer schools (at University of Oslo in 2014, at University of Graz in 2013, at University of Ljubljana in 2012), seminars and workshops in the domain of economics and business. Main fields of interest include: economic growth and development, econometrics, labour market economics, transition economies (with special interest in the economies of the Western Balkans) and economic integration (with special interest in European integration).

  • Dalila Mujaric, MA

    Dalila Mujaric is currently engaged in Master’s level studies at School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo (SEBS), majoring Marketing management as the best student in her generation. She completed her undergraduate studies at the same institution with honours from the University, as well as from the Federal Ministry of Education. Dalila lead a team that won the “Ad Campaign Challenge” organized by “Oslobođenje” daily newspaper for developing a best marketing communication plan. Dalila also worked as Marketing in-charge in several companies, including British Tobacco. Her main interests are Marketing management and PR.

  • Aleksandra Djordjevic, MA

    BASIC INFO
    Aleksandra Djordjevic completed undergraduate studies at Faculty of Philosophy at University of Novi Sad in Serbia and she holds a Master degree in Sociology in 2016. She is currently engaged in master studies at Faculty of Medicine at University of Belgrade in Serbia, department of Healthcare Management. During her undergraduate studies, she took part in several social research studies organized by the Faculty of Philosophy: Multiculturalism of AP Vojvodina as a factor of regional networking in Southeastern and Central Europe (2006), Violence in school and violence within a family (2009), Competitiveness of the Economy of AP Vojvodina; Center for Strategic Economic Research “Vojvodina – CESS” d.o.o Novi Sad (2010). Her undergraduate thesis was research on the topic: “Social status of elderly population in rural areas of AP Vojvodina” in 2011 and data from thesis are included in the book by professors from the Faculty. Additionally, she finished Course on Social inclusion, organized by the Team for Social inclusion and reduction of the poverty in 2011. Her primary interests are social research and relations among people.

    SELECTED PROJECTS
    2014-2016: Project assistant: “Social capital and migration: evidence from a post-conflict environment”, Research project, Regional Research Promotion Programme – Western Balkans, University of Fribourg, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

  • Ajla Omerspahic, BA

    BASIC INFO

    Ajla Omerspahić graduated English Language and Literature at The Faculty of Philosophy, Department for English Language and Literature, University of Sarajevo in 2013. As a teacher of English language and literature, she is currently running and teaching several English courses for children and adults at various associations. Due to the diversity of her profession she has had an opportunity to work as a translator/interpreter as well.

    SELECTED PROJECTS

    2012-present: Project assistant for professor Lee Ann Fujii (Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto) on her research program by translating various articles and texts needed for the program and the book on ethnic violence; writing texts to complement the research.
    2010: Translated and edited numerous articles for the magazine BH City Review
    2008: Worked as English-BCS translator for Universal Peace Federation.
    2007: Translated/interpreted from BCS to English at the AENEAS Program (Financial and technical assistance to third countries in the fields of migration and asylum) organized by European Commission and The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)