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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Economics for Researchers


Sensor Technologies
Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, second-level study programme
Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies
New Media and E-Science
Ecotechnologies, second-level study programme
Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Sašo Polanec
prof. dr. Tjaša Redek


The objective is to prepare the students for independent economic and financial assessment of projects and the assessment of a wider economic environment.


Market, supply and demand
Taxes and grants
Financial analysis of projects (assessment of investments under conditions of certainty and uncertainty).

Course literature:

Selected chapters from:
Merton and Bodie, Finance, Prentice Hall, 2000
Varian, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Norton, 2000

Significant publications and references:

DAMIJAN, Jože, KOSTEVC, Črt, POLANEC, Sašo. Access to finance, exporting and a non-monotonic firm expansion. Empirica, ISSN 0340-8744, 2014, doi: 10.1007/s10663-014-9251-5.
DAMIJAN, Jože, KONINGS, Jozef, POLANEC, Sašo. Import churning and export performance of multi-product firms. World economy, ISSN 0378-5920, 2014, doi: 10.1111/twec.12196.
NISHIDA, Mitsukuni, PETRIN, Amil, POLANEC, Sašo. Exploring reallocations apparent weak contribution to growth. Journal of productivity analysis, ISSN 0895-562X, 2013, no. , vol. , doi: 10.1007/s11123-013-0380-9.
POLANEC, Sašo, AHČAN, Aleš, VERBIČ, Miroslav. Retirement decisions in transition : microeconometric evidence from Slovenia. Post-communist economies, ISSN 1463-1377, 2013, vol. 25, no. 1, str. 99-118.
BARTOLJ, Tjaša, AHČAN, Aleš, FELDIN, Aljoša, POLANEC, Sašo. Evolution of private returns to tertiary education during transition : evidence from Slovenia. Post-communist economies, ISSN 1463-1377, 2013, vol. 25, no. 3, str. 407-424, doi: 10.1080/14631377.2013.813147.


Oral examination where the candidates prove their knowledge and understanding of the basic contents of the course.

Students obligations:

Successfully passed oral defence.