Goran Buturac, PhD

Goran Buturac

Goran Buturac, PhD is a professor at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, where he teaches the course of macroeconomics. Since September 2001, he has been employed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. He earned his PhD in 2006 with the thesis “The Influence of Intra-industry Trade Specialization on Comparative Advantages in the Republic of Croatia”. His research interests include macroeconomics, international trade, operational research, expectations, and economic forecasting.

Buturac was elected in April 2019 by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia to the highest academic research position – Senior research fellow in permanent position. In the period from 2013 to 2016, he was the head of the Department for economic growth, economic policy and convergence at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. From 2017 to 2019 he was the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Ekonomski pregled, and during 2020 and 2021 he is the guest editor of the renowned international scientific publication Journal of Risk and Financial Management. He is a reviewer of numerous scientific papers in prestigious international publications such as: Mathematics, Sustainability, Applied Economics, Administrative Sciences, Journal of Risk and Financial Management.

Since 2003, he has been teaching at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management. He is the head of the course of macroeconomics. He continuously creates innovative teaching content together with his associates for each academic year, presenting and explaining the latest theoretical and practical achievements in the field of macroeconomics in his lectures. The lectures include examples and new insights from different economic systems, which contributes to the popularity of the course. He is the author or co-author of 123 scientific and professional papers. So far, he has given lectures at numerous scientific conferences and professional seminars in Croatia and abroad.

Selected bibliography

  1. Mikulić, D., Slijepčević, S., Buturac, G., 2020., “Energy renovation of multi apartment buildings: Contributions to economy and climate changes”, Energy and buildings, 224, 110247, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110247
  2. Mikulić, D., Buturac, G., 2020., “In What Measure Is Public Finance Sustainability Threatened by Illicit Tobacco Trade: The Case of Western Balkan Countries”, Sustainability, 12 (1), 401; str. 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010401
  3. Buturac, G., 2019., “Gospodarski rast, konvergencija i članstvo u EU: empirijski dokazi iz Hrvatske”, Ekonomski pregled, 70 (2), str. 173-208. https://doi.org/10.32910/ep.70.2.2
  4. Buturac, G., Mikulić, D., Palić, P., 2019., “Sources of export growth and development of manufacturing industry: empirical evidence from Croatia”, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 32 (1), str. 101-127. https://doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2018.1550003
  5. Buturac, G., Lovrinčević, Ž., Mikulić, D., 2017., “International competitiveness and restructuring of the Croatian food industry”, Acta Oeconomica, 67 (3), str. 435-462. https://doi.org/10.1556/032.2017.67.3.7
  6. Broz, T., Buturac, G., Tkalec, M., 2015., “To what extent does Croatia really cooperate with SEE countries in the fields of foreign trade, direct investment and tourism?”, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 28 (1), str. 879-906. https://doi.org/10.1080/1331677X.2015.1092703
  7. Buturac, G., 2014., “Država i ekonomija: gdje je Hrvatska?”, Ekonomski pregled, 65 (6), str. 513-540.
  8. Buturac, G., Teodorović, I., 2012., “The Impacts of the Global Recession on Southeast European Countries”, Eastern European Economics, 50 (1), str. 78-97. https://doi.org/10.2753/EEE0012-8775500105
  9. Buturac, G., 2009., “Regionalne sličnosti i razlike strukture međunarodne trgovine u Hrvatskoj”, Zbornik Ekonomskog fakulteta u Zagrebu, 7 (1), str. 1-16.
  10. Buturac, G., Gržinić, J., 2009., “The Competitiveness of Croatian Export to EU Markets”, Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business (ZIREB), XII (2), str. 39-53.
  11. Buturac, G., 2008., “Komparativne prednosti i izvozna konkurentnost hrvatske prerađivačke industrije”, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 21 (2) , str. 47-59.
  12. Buturac, G., Rajh, E., 2006., “Vertical Specialization and Intra-Industry Trade: The Case of Croatia”, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 19(1), str. 1-8.