izv. prof. dr. sc. Ružica Šimić Banović
izv. prof. 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 


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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