KOVACIC Matija

Qualifica Docente a contratto
E-mail matija.kovacic@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/matija.kovacic (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Management
Sito web struttura: http://www.unive.it/management
Sede: San Giobbe
Matija Kovacic, PhD
Department of Economics - Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts: 

 

  • E-mail address: matija.kovacic@unive.it
  • Office address: Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Cannaregio 873, 30 121 Venice
  • Telephone: +39 041 234 9138

Personal details:

 

  • Nationality: Croatian
  • Born: 29/06/1982; Zagreb; Croatia

 

Current position:


Lecturer, Department of Management, Ca' Foscari University of Venice; Member of the Scienti c Committee, Project: ST Skills Together, start-up innovativa e a scopo sociale.


Research interests:

 

  • Social Diversity and Conflict; Social Diversity, Economic/Political Instability, Macroeconomic Volatility and Economic Growth
  • Spatial analysis of inequality
  • Income and Wealth Polarization.
  • Language and Economic Behaviour.

 

Education history:

 

  • 2013 - PhD in Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Director: Prof. Michele Bernasconi. Main Advisor: Prof. Claudio Zoli (Department of Economics, University of Verona), Co-Advisor: Sergio Currarini (Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice). PhD Dissertation Title: "Ethnic Distribution, Effective Power and Conflict".
  • 2013 - Doctor Europaeus in Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.
  • 2010 - Visiting PhD "Universitat Pompeu Fabra", Barcelona.
  • 2008 - Laurea specialistica in Economia (Two-year Master of Science), University of Bologna, Summa cum Laude. Dissertation title: Divergence and Poverty Traps: Institutional and Social Factors; Supervisor: Prof. Carlotta Berti-Ceroni, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • 2005 - BA in Economics and Finance (Four-year program), University of Zagreb; Dissertation title: Price stabilization politics: Case study-Croatia. Supervisor: Prof. Marijana Ivanov, Department of Economics, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

 

Other trainings:

 

  • January 2017: IT12 International Winter School on Inequality and Collective Welfar Theory: Space , Mobilities and Opportunities. Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Italy.
  • January 2015: IT10 International Winter School on Inequality and Social Welfare Theory: Diversity, Fairness and Well-being. Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Italy. 
  • January 2014: IT9 International Winter School on Inequality and Social Welfare Theory: Public Policy and Inter/Intra - Generational Distribution,  Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Italy.
  • January 2013: IT8 International Winter School on Inequality and Social Welfare Theory: Long Term Inequality: Social Cohesion and Public Policy,  Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Italy.
  • October 2012: Fondazione CRUI: "Assicurazione e Valutazione della qualita' interna", Rome, Italy.
  • January 2012: IT7 International Winter School on Inequality and Social Welfare Theory: Long Term Inequality: Wealth, Education and Intergenerational Mobility,  Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Italy.
  • January-August 2010: Visiting student "Universitat Pompeu Fabra", Barcelona. Courses with professors: Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Omar Licandro, Fabio Canova and Francesco Caselli. Contacts: Marta Reynal-Querol and Fabio Canova
  • June 2010: Summer School in International Politics, IBEI Institute, Barcelona. Courses: The Political Economy of Development (Daniel Posner - University of California); Explaining Ethno-nationalist Civil Wars (Lars-Erik Cederman - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich)

 

Selected Conferences and Presentations:

 

  • July 2017: World Congress of the International Economic Association, IEA 2017. Santa Fe, Mexico City. *Presenter: Juliana Bernhofer.
  • June 2016: Warsaw International Economic Meeting, WIEM 2016. *Presenter.
  • June 2016: 14th annual conference on Pension, Insurance and Savings. Paris, France.*Presenter.

  • November 2015: Efficiency in Education and the use of big data, Leuven, Belgium. *Presenter. 
  • June 2014: International Economic Association (IEA) - The 17th World Congress, Dead See, Jordan. *Presenter.
  • June 2014: 14th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS), Den Haag, The Netherlands. *Presenter.
  • October 2013: 54a Riunione Scientifica annuale della SIE, Bologna, Italy. *Presenter.
  • August 2013: 67th European Econometric Society Meeting (ESEM) Gothenburg, Sweden. *Presenter.
  • July 2013: Fifth Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ), University of Bari, Italy. *Presenter.
  • June 2013: 13th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference organized by Network of European Peace Scientists (NEPS) Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Milan, Italy. *Presenter.
  • April 2013: BoMoPav Economics Meetings, Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy. *Presenter.
  • January 2013: IT8 International Winter School on Inequality and Social Welfare Theory: Long Term Inequality: Social Cohesion and Public Policy,  Alba di Canazei (Dolomites), Italy. *Presenter.
  • September 2012: Luiss University in Rome and Academia Belgica in Rome; Conference and VI Workshop of the GRASS Social Choice Research Group.*Presenter.
  • May 2011, 2012: OECD Forum, "Better Policies for Better Lives", OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France.

 

 

Awards, Fellowships and Grants

 

  • 2016: Best Paper Award: Warsaw International Economic Meeting (WIEM 2016). 
  • 2016: SELISI Centre and Iglesias Foundation: In collaboration with Daniele Fano (SKILLS Together) - Research Fellowship.
  • 2014: SIE Prize - mention: PhD Thesis among the best dissertations of the 2014 SIE Prize edition.
  • 2014: Award of the "Associazione La Scuola di Atene" for the best doctoral dissertations. 
  • 2013, 2012: Winner of the Research Fellowship, Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University Venice.
  • 2008: Winner of the three year PhD scholarship, Advanced School of Economics, Ca' Foscari University Venice.
  • 2007, 2006: Winner of the Italian Government's scholarship for post-graduate studies.
  • 2007: Winner of the Croatian Government's scholarship for post-graduate studies.

 

Teaching experience:


Main Courses

  • 2017: Job Discrimination and the Gender Pay Gap, Harvard Summer School - In English
  • 2016/2017: Microeconomics ("Economia Politica" - In Italian)
  • 2015/2016: Macroeconomics ("Politica Economica" - In Italian)
  • 2015 - 2018: Industrial Organization (In English)
  • 2014/2015: Macroeconomics ("Politica Economica" - In Italian)
  • 2014/2015: Microeconomics ("Economia Politica" - In Italian)

Supplementary Courses: PhD Program in Economics:

  • 2014: Empirical Economics (PhD Program in Economics - In English).
  • 2013, 2011:  Advanced Microeconomic Theory (PhD Program in Economics - In English)
  • 2011: Macroeconomics II (PhD Program in Economics - In English)
  • 2010: Macroeconomics I (PhD Program in Economics - In English)

Supplementary Courses: Undergraduate Courses:

  • 2012, 2011: "Politica Economica" - In Italian. Course: Politica Economica "Economia Aziendale".
  • 2011: "Politica Economica" - In Italian. Course: Politica Economica "Economia e Turismo".

Supplementary Courses: Harvard Summer School 2013:

  • 2013: Intermediate Level Courses: "Imperfect Markets - The Economics of Information with Applications" (Professor Daniel Hojman) and "Redeeming Keynes" (Professor Stephen A. Marglin).

Languages: 

  • Croatian: Native
  • English: Mastery level C2
  • Italian: Mastery level C2
  • Slovene: Very advanced level C1
  • Spanish: Upper elementary level A1-A2
  • German: Elementary level A1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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