The prizes shall be awarded in two categories:

the the Regular Award, which consists of a diploma, a medal and the gross amount of HRK 50,000 (approx. EUR 6,500) and
the the Student Award, which consists of a diploma and the gross amount of HRK 15,000 (approx. EUR 1,900)

The committee for the annual award of the Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust consisting of Vladimir Arčabić (Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb), Marijana Bađun (Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb), Katarina Ott (Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb), Iva Tomić (Croatian Employers' Association, Zagreb) and Ivan Žilić (The Institute of Economics, Zagreb) has decided on the results of the 2021 competition.


In the regular category, the 50,000 HRK award, the diploma and the medal go to Ivana Rukavina for the paper "Evaluation of macroeconomic outcomes and seven- year membership of Croatia in the European Union".


In the student category, the 15,000 HRK award and diplomas go to Patrik Barišić and Tibor Kovač, students of the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, for the paper "The effectiveness of the fiscal policy response to COVID-19 through the lens of short and long run labor market effects of COVID-19 measures".


The awarded papers will be published in the scientific journal Public Sector Economics, No. 1/22.

About Prof. Hanžeković

Professor Marijan Hanžeković, Ph.D., lawyer and economist, as well as Professor of literature and language, worked in almost all fields of economic science, especially in finances, the fiscal and monetary system, banking, securities and stock exchanges. He was born in 1915 in Požega, and he died in 1993 in Zagreb.

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About the Trust

The Trust was set up in memory of Professor Marijan Hanžeković, Ph.D. Apart from paying tribute to the memory of Professor Marijan Hanžeković, the objective of the Trust is to promote financial sciences and to encourage scholars and experts, especially younger generations, to be engaged with this discipline.

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Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust
Smičiklasova 21
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: (+385 1) 4886 444


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