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Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Janez Prasnikar (PhD, University of Ljubljana) is a full professor in economics and Director of the Institute for South-East Europe. He is also a founder and of the Residential Master's Programme in Business and Organization (IMB) at the Faculty of Economics.

Dr. Janez Prašnikar finished his Ph.D. at the University of Ljubljana.  He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Berkeley, Cornell University, Pittsburgh University, Oxford University and Michigan Business School. As a research fellow he is affiliated to the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, United Kingdom.

Dr. Prašnikar' areas of expertise include: Transitional Economics, Enterprise Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Managerial Economics, Labor Relations. Professor Prašnikar’s research in economic development covers a wide variety of issues, including the effect of government policy on firms’ economic performance in transitional economies, the behavior of states and companies in Balkans during the Great Recession, HRM development, corporate governance, self-management and participatory firms in developing economies. Dr. Prašnikar has been awarded numerous research grants.

Prof. Prasnikar has carried out research and given policy advice to companies and governments including former Yugoslavia, China, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Republic of Srpska. He is a president of the Programme Committee of the Slovenian Business Conference Portorož, a yearly meeting of top politicians, businessmen and researchers in Central and South-East Europe. He was a member of the Council for Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia and a member of the Promotion Committee at the University of Ljubljana. In addition, he was a member of a Strategic Committee of few Slovenian Governments. He also served (and still serves) as a president or member of the Supervisory Boards in numerous firms.