prof. dr. sc. Zdenko Babić
prof. dr. sc.
Zdenko Babić

 

Zdenko Babić obtained his PhD degree (2007) from Faculty of Economics, Zagreb University with thesis "Social transfers and efficiency of social assistance in Croatia". His research interests include  social policy, labour market and social economy and social entrepreneurship. That is documented in his publications and research projects in which he was involved. At the undergraduate study of Social work he teaches following subjects: “Introduction to social policy”, “Croatian social policy”, “Economics of social policy” and “Managment in social sector” while at postgraduate study he teaches “Social policy and social development” and ' Social economy and Social entrepreneurship'. He has actively participated and presented his work at several domestic and international scientific conferences.

2019/20/21  is currently engaged as a Croatian national expert (with colleagues Bežovan and Šućur) within ESPN expert network -European social policy expert network https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1135&langId=en- European Comission funded project.  

2016-2021 was Croatian national expert within European centre of expertise in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policies. Project commissioned by DG Employment of the European Commission  https://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/5d513dbb-c136-11e8-9893-01aa75ed71a1.

2017/18 was national consultant for Croatia (with Zoran Šućur) on the project commissioned by DG for Structural Reform Support Service  (SRSS) of the European Commission project ‘Support to the Harmonization of Local Benefits Using ESSPROS Methodology in Croatia’.

2014/15/16 national expert for European employment policy observatory project (2014/15/16)  available at: http://www.eu-employment-observatory.net/experts.aspx.

2014/15 national expert within UNICEF funded project: Poverty and welfare of preschool children in Croatia., in collaboration with Z. Šućur; O.Družić and M.Kletečki Radović.

2011 National Croatian Cooperatives Chamber Project - Cooperatives and Social economy in Croatia.  Leading consultant.

2008/2009 he was national consultant for the European Commission funded project “Social inclusion and income distribution in the European union” in cooperation with Tarki Institute, Budapest and European observatory on the social situation in 2008/2009 available at: www.euro.centre.org/data/1234517102_78104.pdf

 From 2005-2010 he was also leading consultant on several UNICEF, UNDP and one World Bank projects in Croatia.

 

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

The Matthew Effect in Local Welfare Policy in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Šućur, Zoran
2022.
Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava

The Matthew effects in local welfare policy in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Šućur, Zoran
2021.
Up for the Future? Social policies in challenged societies.

Social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis : Croatia

Bežovan, Gojko ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko
2021.

Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship

Baturina, Danijel ; Babić Zdenko
2021.

Komparativna analiza politika i participacije u cjeloživotnom učenju izabranih zemalja Europske unije i Republike Hrvatske

Babić, Zdenko ; Tomašević, Marija
2021.
Napredak (Zagreb)

Access to essential services for low-income people

Bežovan, Gojko ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko
2020.
EUROPEAN SOCIAL POLICY NETWORK (ESPN)

Current Challenges and Future Potentials of Social Economy in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Baturina, Danijel
2020.
Calitatea Vietii

Application and Potential of the Concept of Social Innovations in the Work of Caritas in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Buconić, Tereza
2020.
Nova prisutnost : časopis za intelektualna i duhovna pitanja

Investing in children as a highly profitable social investment

Babić, Zdenko
2020.
Paediatria Croatica

Education

Babić, Zdenko
2019.

Comparative analysis of economic and social policy development in Croatia and Slovenia

Babić, Zdenko ; Lučev, Josip
2019.
Welfare State, Social Policy and Social Work in Eastern Europe, Baltic Countries and the Western Balkans

In-work poverty in Croatia

Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko
2019.
European Social Policy Network (ESPN)

Croatian social policy

Bežovan, Gojko ; Puljiz, Vlado ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Zrinščak, Siniša
2019.

ESPN Thematic Report on Financing social protection

Bežovan, Gojko ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko
2019.
European Social Policy Network (ESPN)

Current Challenges and Future Potentials of Social Economy in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Baturina, Danijel
2019.
7th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social and Solidarity Economy Social and Solidarity Economy: Moving Towards a New Economic System

Comparative analysis of economic and social policy development in Croatia and Slovenia

Babić, Zdenko ; Lučev, Josip
2019.
Problemy Polityki Spolecznej

Does regional development contribute to strengthening or weakening social cohesion in Croatia?

Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko
2019.
Socijalna kohezija u društvu polarizacije, konflikata i nejednakosti.

Education

Bežovan, Gojko ; Puljiz, Vlado ; Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Dobrotić, Ivana ; Matković, Teo ; Zrinščak, Siniša.
2019.

Decentralization of Social Welfare and Social Inequality: the Case of Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2018.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Minimum wage in Croatia: sectoral and regional perspectives

Nestić, Danijel ; Babić, Zdenko ; Blažević Burić, Sanja
2018.
Ekonomska istraživanja

Comparative analysis of social entrepreneurship programmes as drivers of employment for rehabilitated addicts in Croatia and other EU countries

Frleta, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko
2018.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Comparative analysis of social entrepreneurship programmes as drivers of employment for rehabilitated addicts in Croatia and other EU countries

Frleta, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko
2018.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Croatia: Labour Market Policy Thematic Review 2018: An in-depth analysis of the emigration of skilled labour

Babić, Zdenko ; Račić, Domagoj
2018.

Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Croatian veterans: Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011

Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Ogresta, Jelena
2017.

66 Social Entrepreneurship - an Opportunity for Integration of People with Disabilities in Croatia?

Baturina, Danijel ; Babić, Zdenko ; Marković, Luka
2017.
9th International Conference of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Zagreb ERFCON 2017

Work integration social enterprises (wise) in post- socialist countries

Marković, Luka ; Baturina, Danijel ; Babić, Zdenko
2017.
Hrvatska revija za rehabilitacijska istraživanja

Minimum wage in Croatia : sectoral and regional dimension

Nestić, Danijel ; Babić, Zdenko ; Blažević Burić, Sanja.
2017.
“Future World by 2050”

Croatia: Labour Market Policy Thematic Review 2017: An in-depth analysis of the impact of reforms on inequality

Babić, Zdenko ; Račić, Domagoj
2017.

The Concept of Social Investment in Response to the Crisis and New Challenges of the Welfare State: Trends and Perspectives

Babić, Zdenko ; Baturina, Danijel
2016.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

The Concept of Social Investment in Response to the Crisis and the New Challenges of the Welfare State: Trends and Perspectives

Babić, Zdenko ; Baturina, Danijel
2016.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Social protection benefits, expenditures and beneficiaries of social protection programs in Republic of Croatia.

Šućur, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Urban, Ivica ; Baran, Jelena
2016.

Poverty in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Baturina, Danijel
2015.

Poverty and well-being of preschool children in Croatia.

Šućur, Zoran ; Kletečki Radović, Marijana ; Družić Ljubotina, Olja ; Babić, Zdenko
2015.

Status and trends of labor in Croatia

Babić Zdenko
2014.

Varieties of Capitalism, Neoliberal Expansions and Social Effects - in the Baltic Countries, Slovenia and Croatia: A Comparative Approach.

Lučev, Josip ; Babić Zdenko
2013.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Economic aspects of investements in early childhood development : comparative view

Babić, Zdenko
2013.

Defintions and Potentials of Social Entrepreneurship in Croatia in Comparative Context

Vlatka Vincetić ; Zdenko Babić ; Danijel Baturina
2013.
Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb

Engagement of the Glas Koncila for the common good in the social field

Babić, Zdenko
2013.
Fenomen Glasa Koncila 1963-2013.

Active labour market policies: European context and Croatian practice.

Babić, Zdenko
2012.
Socijalna ekologija

Cooperatives in Croatia-opportunities, trends and anlyses.

Babić, Zdenko
2012.
međunarodna konferencija o radničkim i socijalnim zadrugama.

Social Entrepreneurship in Croatia- Perspectives in the European Union.

Vincetić, Vlatka ; Babić, Zdenko
2012.
Ekonomska politika Hrvatske u 2013. godini

Effectiveness of social assistance and minimum income schemes in Croatia and Slovenia as a poverty alleviation tool: a comparative view

Babić, Zdenko
2012.
10th ESPANet Annual Conference

The economic crisis in Croatia - the social consequences and (in) adequacy of the response of economic and social policy

Babić Zdenko
2012.
4. Kongres studenata Prava

Analysis of economic and social policie measures designed for the development of islands

Babić, Zdenko ; Juras Mirna
2011.
Ekonomska politika Hrvatske u 2012.godini. 19 tradicionalno savjetovanje hrvatskog društva ekonomista.

European Social Welfare State Models- Implications for Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Babić, Zdenko
2011.
'Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti-profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava'

Co-operatives and social economy in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko ; Račić, Domagoj ; Glavaš Sigur, Zrinka ; Ježovita, Ana
2011.

Co-operatives and Social Economy in Croatia: Trends, Indicators and Prospects in the European Context

Babić, Zdenko ; Račić, Domagoj
2011.
Sociologija i prostor

Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in 2009 and 2010 in the Republic of Croatia

Matković, Teo ; Babić, Zdenko ; Vuga, Annamaria
2011.

The position of persons with disabilities in the Croatian labor market.

Babić, Zdenko ; Leutar, Zdravka
2010.
Socijalna ekologija

Long-run Growth, Social Institutions and Living Standard. Neri Salvadori and Arrigo Opocher (ed.)

Babić, Zdenko
2010.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

European Social Welfare State Models- Implications for Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Babić, Zdenko
2010.
'Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti-profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava'

Social Security Expenditure in Croatia – Comparison with the EU Countries

Babić, Zdenko
2010.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Croatian social expenditure in European context.

Babić, Zdenko
2010.
Postignuća i izazovi kombinirane socijalne politike u Zagrebu - treći dio

Redistributive effects of social transfers in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2009.
Europeanization, development of Croatian social model and social cohesion

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2008.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to Projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2008.
Croatian economic outlook quarterly

Redistributive Effects Of Social Transfers In The Republic Of Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2008.
Croatian economic outlook quarterly

Social Challenges for Economic Policy

Babić, Zdenko ; Cota, Boris
2008.
Ekonomska politika Hrvatske u 2009.

Social Assistance as a Policy Instrument towrds the Poor in Croatia

Babić Zdenko
2008.
Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška.
2008.
Croatian economic outlook quarterly

Slowdown in the second quarter?

Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić Iva ; Mervar, Andrea ; Nestić, Danijel ; Pavuna, Dinko, Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Smilaj, Dragica, Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2008.
Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika

Survey of the Croatian Labour Market

Bićanić, Ivo ; Babić, Zdenko
2008.

Business Ethics

Babić, Zdenko ; Ćorić, Gordana ; Račić, Domagoj
2008.

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2007.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2007.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2007.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

EU accession and Croatian rural competitiveness - observations from the ICES Sarajevo 2006

Kagin, D. Justin ; Franić, Ramona ; Njavro, Mario ; Babić, Zdenko
2007.
42. hrvatski i 2. međunarodni simpozij agronoma

Social Transfers and the Efficiency of Social Assistance in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2007.

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2007.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2006.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy asumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška.
2006.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Croatian competitiveness barometer 2005-2006 - part II

Aralica, Zoran ; Babić, Zdenko ; Botrić, Valerija ; Budak, Jelena ; Cvijanović, Vladimir ; Rašić Bakarić, Ivana ; Rajh, Edo ; Cerovac, Saša
2006.

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainites and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2006.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Social Justice and Market Efficiency - Theoretical Concepts and the Role of the State

Babić, Zdenko
2006.
Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb

EU Accession and Croatian Rural Competitiveness

Franić, Ramona ; Njavro, Mario ; Babić, Zdenko ; Kagin, Justin
2006.
From Transition to Sustainable Development: The Path to European Integration.

Recent developments ; Policy assumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra ; Vizek, Maruška
2006.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Social Protection and Social Inclusion in Croatia

Jurlina Alibegović, Dubravka ; Mastilica, Miroslav ; Nestić, Danijel ; Stubbs, Paul ; Babić, Zdenko i Vončina, Luka
2006.

Structural Changes in Tertiary Education and Impacts on the Labour Market

Babić, Zdenko ; Matković, Teo ; Šošić, Vedran
2006.
Privredna Kretanja i Ekonomska Politika

Recent developments ; Policy asumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Botrić, Valerija ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Čenić, Maruška ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra
2005.
Croatian economic outlook quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy asumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Botrić, Valerija ; Čenić, Maruška ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra
2005.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Recent developments ; Policy asumptions and projections summary ; Uncertainties and risks to projections

Mervar, Andrea ; Babić, Zdenko ; Čenić, Maruška ; Čondić-Jurkić, Iva ; Nestić, Danijel ; Slijepčević, Sunčana ; Švaljek, Sandra
2005.
Croatian Economic Outlook Quarterly

Participation Rates and Investment in Education in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2005.
Croatian Economic Survey

Optimisation of the school network in Croatia

Rakić, Vini ; Pastuović, Nikola ; Babić, Zdenko ; Baranović, Branislava ; Bratranek, Neven ; Račić, Domagoj ; Gabršček, Sergej
2005.

Labour market in the Republic of Croatia and active labour market policies

Babić, Zdenko
2004.

Segmentation of the labour market and the employee rights in Croatia

Račić, Domagoj ; Babić, Zdenko ; Podrug, Najla
2004.
From Transition to Development: Globalisation and Political Economy of Development in Transition Economies

Participation Rates and Investment in Education in Croatia

Babić Zdenko
2004.
Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika

Participation Rates and Investment in Education in Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2004.
Privredna kretanja i ekonomska politika

A study on financing of vocational education and training

Babić, Zdenko ; Račić, Domagoj ; Marić, Zdravko
2004.

Segmentation of the Labour Market and the Protection of Employee Rights in Croatia

Račić, Domagoj ; Babić, Zdenko ; Podrug, Najla
2003.
ICES 2003 - Second International Conference of the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo

The role of active labour market policies in the Republic of Croatia

Babić, Zdenko
2003.
Financijska teorija i praksa

Ethics and Economics: Questioning Relations

Babić, Zdenko
2002.
Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb

"Aghion, Philippe ; Williamson, Jeffrey G.: Growth, Inequality and Globalization - Theory, History and Policy"

Babić, Zdenko
2001.
Ekonomski pregled : mjesečnik Hrvatskog društva ekonomista Zagreb