Ana Grdović Gnip PhD

Ana Grdovič Gnip


Ana Grdović Gnip is assistant professor at the University of Primorska, Faculty of mathematics, natural sciences, and information technologies as well as Faculty of Management. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics and has achieved additional training at the University Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and Tinbergen Institute (The Netherlands), among others. 

Ana has several publications in scientific journals in the area of macroeconomics with emphasis on fiscal policy.  She specializes in the assessment of macroeconomic effects of different public policies under different scenarios. 

From June to September 2020, she took part of the research team at the Croatian National Bank (Research department) while in December 2020 she was appointed member of the Economic counselling committee of the Croatian president Zoran Milanović. 

Her applicative experiences involve projects in the areas of macroeconomic effects and forecasting, cost-benefit analysis, and market analysis, among others. 


Selected references

Risk management and economic intelligence support, and yield curve modelling for the largest pension fund in Slovenia.

Macroeconomic risk assessment for the Municipal Investment and Development Fund, Luxembourg.

Assessment of macroeconomic effects of investment in transport infrastructure in Macedonia (road routes Kichevo-Ohrid and Miladinovci-Shtip) 

Assessment of macroeconomic effects of climate-related changes according to the Slovenian energy action plan and strategy. 

Analysis of the socio-economic welfare under different scenarios for the improvement of the electricity market.

Economic effects of the sports betting market liberalisation.


  • “All you need is political love: assessing the effects of partisan favouritism in Croatia's public procurement”

    European Journal of Political Economy, 2021

  • “Differentiated integration in the EU: what does Croatia want?"

    (with M. Božina Beroš). Politics, 2021.

  • “Macroeconomic effects of exogenous tax changes in a small open economy : narrative evidence from Croatia”

    (with M. Deskar-Škrbić and H. Šimović). Post-communist economies, 33(6), 2021, 681-709.

  • “Macroeconomic effects of public investment in South-East Europe”

    (with I. Masten). Journal of Policy Modeling, 41(6), 2019, 1179-1194.

  • “Stress Testing the EU Fiscal Framework”

    (with I. Masten). Journal of Financial Stability, 26, 2016.

  • “Empirical assessment of stabilization effects of fiscal policy in Croatia”

    Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 18(1) 2015, 47-69.

  • “The power of fiscal multipliers in Croatia”

    Financial theory and practice, 38(2), 2014, 173-219.

  • “Discretionary measures and automatic stabilizers in the Croatian fiscal policy”

    Ekonomska istraživanja - Economic Research, 24(3), 2011, 45–74