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Mato Njavro, PhD

Mato Njavro, PhD, is the dean of the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, where he teaches financial courses. Mato Njavro is also a professor at the Luxembourg School of Business and a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and Singapore Management University where he teaches the Chinese Economy course.

From 2016 to 2020, Mato resided in Singapore where he worked at the Institute of Management of the University of St.Gallen in Asia (SGI-HSG) and Singapore Management University. Before moving to Singapore, Mato spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. His research interests are focused on financial markets, public policy and economic development. He is the author and co-author of several scientific papers and studies, including the Harvard Business School case: “Atlantic Group” on one of the largest M&A transactions in the CEE region.

He is the founder and academic director of the New Europe Business Forum, an interdisciplinary event that brings together world leaders from various fields once a year to discuss topics of great importance to our society as a whole such as entrepreneurship, leadership, scientific innovation and economic policy.

He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Bocconi University in Milan in the field of economics and finance, and received his PhD from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland in the field of finance. Before earning his PhD, he gained work experience in London working for Lehman Brothers and Nomura, in the investment banking sector.


  1. Silic, Mario; Njavro, Mato; Silic, Dario; Oblaković, Goran,“Health Belief Model and Organizational Employee Computer Abuse” // HCI in Business, Government, and Organizations, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2018)
  2. Silic, Mario; Njavro, Mato; Oblaković, Goran,“Understanding Color Risk Appropriateness: Influence of Color on a User’s Decision to Comply with the IT Security Policy—Evidence from the U.S. and India”// Business, Government and Organizations. New York: Springer International Publishing (2017)
  3. Mato Njavro, Petra Posedel, Maruška Vizek.“Regime Switching Behaviour of Real Estate and Equity Prices in Emerging Countries.”// Prague Economic Papers (2015)
  4. Elza Jurun, Ivan Šutalo, Mato Njavro, “INDEX NUMBER MATHEMATICS APPLICATION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT DECOMPOSITION”, ICIT 2013 The 6 th International Conference on Information Technology May 8, 2013
  5. Boris Podobnik, Davor Horvatic, Djuro Njavro, Mato Njavro, and H. Eugene Stanley, “Scaling of Growth Rate Volatility for Six Macroeconomic Variables”, CONTEMPORARY ECONOMICS, 2012, Vol.6, Issue 2, pp. 20-25
  6. Podobnik, Boris; Horvatic, Davor; Petersen M. Alexander; Njavro, Mato; Stanley, H. Eugene, “Common scaling behaviour in finance and macroeconomics” // European Physical Journal B. (2009)
  7. Vasić, Dina; Aleksić-Maslać, Karmela; Njavro, Mato: „The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Organizational Efficiency“, 27. Mednarodna konferenca o razvoju organizacijskih znanosti Znanje za trajnostni razvoj, Portorož (Slovenija), ožujak 19-21, 2008.

Case studies

  1. Xuan Yuhai and Mato Njavro. “Atlantic Grupa.” Harvard Business School Case 215-077, June 2015.