doc. dr. sc. Ružica Šimić Banović
doc. dr. sc.
Ružica Šimić Banović

Ružica holds a PhD degree from the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana. As a Chevening scholar she received her MA in Public Policy from King’s College London, University of London in 2007. In 2010 she completed a fellowship in the Department of Economics at The George Washington University as a part of the Junior Faculty Development Program funded by the U.S. Department of State. She has also participated in numerous courses, workshops and conferences in USA, several EU countries and Russia including the LSE Summer School course ‘Political Economy of Public Policy’, Trainee programme for young SEE managers organised by CDG/InWent in Germany, Higher School of Economics in Moscow, University College London and UC Berkeley study and teaching visits.

Before joining the academic community, Ružica was an adviser in the Croatian National Competitiveness Council and had worked in the private sector as well. She is a member of several expert and alumni associations. Both her educational and professional background inspired her to focus her research on institutional changes in the (post)transition economies of Eastern Europe. She has authored or authored more than 30 scientific papers. Her current research interests include institutional interaction in the postsocialist business environment (with an emphasis on the reform implementation and 'economy of favours'), immigrant entrepreneurship and recent migration trends in Eastern Europe.

Ružica’s full bibliography can be found at https://tinyurl.com/vmhhwup 

Više

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

Who and What Holds Back Reforms in Croatia? Political Economy Perspective

Vučković, Valentina ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2020.
Društvena istraživanja : časopis za opća društvena pitanja

Does the (Mis)Trust in Public Institutions Lead to Greater Prevalence of the 'Economy of Favours' in the European Union Societies: A Business Sector Perspective

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Čeh Časni, Anita ; Vučković, Valentina
2020.
Interdisciplinary Management Research XVI

Access to Financing

Oberman, Mirna ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2019.

Immigrant entrepreneurship

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Alpeza, Mirela
2019.

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Croatia: Exploring Its Potential, (Rising) Barriers and Integration Patterns

Simic Banovic, Ruzica ; Alpeza, Mirela ; Brzozowski, Jan
2019.

Governance Trends among European Union Countries: Is There Institutional Convergence?

Vučković, Valentina ; Simic Banovic, Ruzica ; Basarac Sertić, Martina
2019.

Corruption persistence in postsocialist societies: Open secrets or underestimated aspects?

Savić, Zvonimir ; Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Bajakić, Ivana
2019.
3rd International Scientific Conference EMAN – Economics & Management: How to Cope with Disrupted Times

Immigrant entrepreneurship in Croatia

Oberman, Mirna ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2019.

Immigrant entrepreneurship in Croatia: Exploring its potential, (rising) barriers and integration patterns

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Alpeza, Mirela ; Brzozowski, Jan
2019.
International Science Exploration Event 2019: Supporting entrepreneurship by local authorities in Poland, Slovak Republic and Estonia. Entrepreneurship in a regional perspective. Function of institutions, innovation, history and LGUs support

The cleavage between rising need of immigrant (social) entrepreneurship and rising barriers facing it: Case of Croatia

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Alpeza, Mirela ; Brzozowski, Jan
2019.
5th Conference of the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in South East Europe in collaboration with EBRD 'Economic and social inclusion in an age of political uncertainty in South East Europe'

Key Determinants of Emigration of Highly Qualified Population: The Case of Croatia with Comparative Review of the New EU Member States

Troskot, Zara ; Prskalo, Marija Elena ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2019.
Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Splitu

Immigrant entrepreneurship in Croatia: Exploring its potential, (rising) barriers and integration patterns

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Alpeza, Mirela ; Brzozowski, Jan
2019.
WINIR Conference 'Institutions for Inclusive Societies: Global and Comparative Perspective'

Governance Trends among EU Countries: Is There Institutional Convergence?

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Vučković, Valentina ; Basarac Sertić, Martina
2019.
31st Annual EAEPE (European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy) Conference: '30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall – What happened to Europe/Where does Europe stand today? What is new in economics?'

Alternative dispute resolution: Is Croatia addressing its growing needs?

Bajakić, Ivana ; Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Savić, Zvonimir
2019.
Prednosti alternativnog rješavanja sporova

Who and what hinders reforms in Croatia

Vučković, Valentina ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2019.
Hrvatska u raljama klijentelizma

The analysis of the social entrepreneurship in Croatia with a comparative review of the regulatory framework

Vojvodić, Ina ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2019.
Pravni vjesnik

Uhljeb – a post-socialist homo croaticus : a personification of the economy of favours in Croatia?

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2019.
Post-communist economies

Competitiveness Today: Is Croatia Addressing Ongoing Global Challenges?

Bajakić, Ivana ; Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Savić, Zvonimir ;
2019.
The Legal Framework for Economic Competitiveness

GDPR implementation in Croatia: opportunities and threats for the private sector

Savić, Zvonimir ; Bajakić, Ivana ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2018.
7th Bosnian and Herzegovinian, Croatian and Turkish Jurist Days "GDPR"

The Speed of A Large-Scale Transformation of Political and Economic Institutions : Insights From (Post)-Transitional EU Countries

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Basarac Sertić, Martina ; Vučković, Valentina
2018.
Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava = Croatian and comparative public administration

Telephone Justice

Ledeneva, Alena ; Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Curro, Costanza
2018.

Fimi Media

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2018.

Uhljeb

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2018.

From Promising Institutional Transplants to Legal Irritants: Some Institutional Aspects

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2017.
International Scientific Conference ITEMA 2017

Terrorism : Context, Financing and Economic Consequences

Glavina, Matea ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2017.
Pravnik

The role of the Economic policy course in the education of future lawyers: Bologna process implementation at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Vedriš, Mladen ; Dujšin, Uroš ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2017.
Pravnik

(In)visible Factors in Implementing Economic Reforms – Some Theoretical Considerations

Jurčić, Ana ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2017.
Economic and Social Development, 21st International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development

Personal ties and informal practices in Croatia: role of ‘veza’

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Škokić, Vlatka
2017.
20th Biennial International Symposium of International Consortium for Social Development

Corruption in transitional societies: perception, measurement and comparison

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Savić, Zvonimir ; Bajakić, Ivana
2017.
4TH SINO-EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2017 "ERADICATING CORRUPTION WHILE STRENGTHENING THE RULE OF LAW AND PURSUING ECONOMIC GROWTH" Institute of Law, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences& East China University of Political Science and Law & Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb,

Leading values in Croatian business environment: are we getting closer to the West?

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Podrug, Najla
2016.

Do mutual formal institutions affect convergence or divergence? Theoretical foundations of importing “best (formal) practices” from West to East European countries

Šimić Banović, Ružica ; Basarac Sertić, Martina ; Vučković, Valentina
2016.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE „SOCIETY, LAW, AND LEGAL CULTURE“

Relaxed Business Regulations as a Push Factor for the Entrepreneurial Activity in the European Union?

Vučković, Valentina ; Basarac Sertić, Martina ; Šimić Banović, Ružica
2016.
16th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development – “Legal Challenges of Modern World”

Beyond and Behind a Simple Company Registration Procedure: Croatian Case

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2016.
4th REDETE Conference: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: Assessment of the last 25 years, going beyond the `transition`

Is Culture an Underpinning or Undermining Factor in the Business Environment of the Transitional Countries?

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2016.

Entrepreneurial Capitalism in Southeastern Europe: Is There a Progress?

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2015.
Second International Scientific Conference: SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE GLOBAL WORLD

(Former) Informal Networks as a Reflection of Informal Institutions in East European Transitional Societies: Legacy or Opportunism?

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2015.
Equilibrium - Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy

Institutional Interaction in the Business Environment: Eastern European versus Western European Countries

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2015.
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu

Cutting the red ribbon but not the red tape: the failure of business environment reform in Croatia

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2015.
Post-communist economies

Homo Economicus in the Post-socialist Transition: Looking For the Most Appropriate Theoretical Tools

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2014.
The Modern Economic Theory and Civilization Factors of Economic Development

Powerful Ingroups in Eastern European Transition Societies: Legacy or Opportunism? - Informal Networks as a Reflection of Informal Institutions -

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2014.
"Old Rules & New Traditions: Generational Divides in Central and Eastern Europe" - 13th International Postgraduate Conference on Central and Eastern Europe, University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Cutting Red Ribbon But Not the Red Tape: Why Do the Attempts to Improve Postsocialist Entrepreneurial Environment Fail

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2013.
RENT XXVII - Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business "Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Competitiveness"

Institutional Change in Transition Economies: Analysis of the Croatian Business Environment

Šimić Banović, Ružica
2012.

Croatia at the Door of the EU: Current Risks and New Possibilities

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2011.

Croatian Model of Economic Growth: Achievements and Limitations

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2011.
Ekonomija

Special Report on Teaching Methods: Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion.

Notturno, M. and Notturno, I. (Eds), Bakaradze, E., Bezovski, Z., Grabova, P., Hasaj, A., Jurcic, A., Kalemi, M., Natsvlishvili, I., Šimić, R.
2010.

What Kind of Investments to Overcome Economic Crisis?

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2010.
18. tradicionalno savjetovanje Hrvatskog društva ekonomista

Lambsdorff, JG: “The Institutional Economics of Corruption and Reform: Theory, Evidence, and Policy”

Šimić, Ružica
2009.

Economic crisis and economic policy

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2009.
17. tradicionalno savjetovanje "Ekonomska politika Hrvatske u 2010."

The Global Crisis and National Reforms

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2009.
Ekonomija

The End of the Global Market Liberalism – Reflections on the Republic of Croatia

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2009.
Financije i računovodstvo u zaštiti hrvatskog gospodarstva od recesije

The Global Financial Crisis and Its Reflections in Croatia

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2008.
Računovodstvo i financije

Foreign Debt: Consequences of the Previous Policy and Potential Cause of Growth Decrease

Vedriš, Mladen ; Dujšin, Uroš ; Šimić, Ružica
2008.
Ekonomija

The Visible Hand of the State

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2008.
Ekonomska politika Hrvatske u 2009.

Institutions, Regulatory Role and Economic Growth of National Economies

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2008.
Ekonomski vjesnik : � opis Ekonomskog fakulteta u Osijeku

Indebtedness of the Republic of the Republic of Croatia and the Competitiveness of the Croatian Economy

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2008.
43. SIMPOZIJ "Financije i računovodstvo u funkciji jačanja konkurentnosti hrvatskog gospodarstva"

Inflation in Croatia: Monetary and Structural Component

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2008.
Ekonomija

Businesspeople Influencing Public Policy – The Case of Croatia

Šimić, Ružica
2008.
4th International Conference “ An Enterprise Odyssey: Tourism, Governance and Entrepreneurship”

Businesspeople Influencing Public Policy: Could and Should Government Use Their Inputs Better? - The Case of Croatia -

Šimić, Ružica
2007.

Business Efficiency - Ranking the Republic of Croatia as a Destination in a Regional, European and Global Environment

Vedriš, Mladen ; Šimić, Ružica
2007.

Professional memberships

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Honour Society, European Economic Association (EEA) – WinE Ambassador; European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR), Chevening Alumni Croatia, Croatian/Western Balkans Evaluation Network, Academy for Political Development

Friend of UCL’s FRINGE Centre

Member of CEPOR’s research team