The 24th Dubrovnik Economic Conference

Published: 22/11/2017 Modified: 14/6/2018



  • Dr Boris Vujčić, Assistant Professor, Governor of the Croatian National Bank, Chairman of the Committee
  • Dr Paul Wachtel, Professor, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Member of the Committee
  • Dr Randall K. Filer, Professor, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, CERGE - EI, Member of the Committee
  • Dr Dubravko Mihaljek, Head of Macroeconomic Analysis, Bank for Interantional Settlements, Member of the Committee


  • Tomislav Presečan, MSc, Vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank, Chairman of the Committee
  • Nina Srkalović, Head of the Office of the Governor, Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee
  • Mirjana Šipić, Advisor at the Accounting Department, Member of the Committee
  • Vanja Orešković, Associate in the Office of the Governor, Secretary of the Committee


  • Dr Randall K. Filer, Professor, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, CERGE-EI, Chairman of the Committee
  • Dr Evan Kraft, Professor, American University
  • Dr Paul Wachtel, Professor, New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Member of the Committee


Conference Venue

Hotel Grand Villa Argentina

Conference Hall, Level 4
Frana Supila 14
20000 Dubrovnik, CROATIA
Tel.: 385-20-440-555

Fax: 385-20-432-524

Conference Office

During the Conference days: Hotel Grand Villa Argentina, Level 3. After the Conference days: Organizing Committee of the 24DEC - the Croatian National Bank, Trg hrvatskih velikana 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia


For all further information regarding the conference, please send e-mail to the following address

Audio Visual Facilities

An overhead projector, whiteboard, flipcharts and link for Power Point presentation will be available for participants.  If you have any special requirements please let us know as soon as possible.

Faxes and Telephone Messages during the Conference days:

Please note that incoming faxes and telephone messages should be marked to the attention of: 24DEC - The Twenty- Fourth Dubrovnik Economic Conference.

Accommodation and location

Hotel Grand Villa Argentina

Hotel Grand Villa Argentina is ideally situated on the seafront with a perfect view on the Old City and nearby Lokrum Island .The hotel was opened in 1922 and provides both an idyllic retreat and superb service. Surrounded by a sub-tropical park, Hotel Grand Villa Argentina has salon with piano-bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna and massage, hairdresser, private beach, outdoor swimming pool on a shady terrace, parking space, garage and taxi service.

Please note that incidental expenses such as the mini bar, telephone or any other services offered by the hotel will not be covered by our reservation and should be paid on departure.


Breakfasts and lunches on both days will be served at the Hotel Grand Villa Argentina. Welcome cocktail on Sunday, June 3, 2018 will be served at the Hotel "Grand Villa Argentina".

Publication of papers presented at the Conference

The Croatian National Bank intends to publish the presented papers within a reasonable time following the Conference subject to international review. It is assumed that the authors will cede the copyrights to the Croatian National Bank.


All Sessions of the Conference will be open for members of the press.


  1. Bas Bakker, International Monetary Fund
  2. Mario Bambulović, Croatian National Bank
  3. Hugo Bänziger, EABH
  4. Emily Blanchard, Tuck School Of Business
  5. Mario I. Blejer
  6. Sanja Borković, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  7. Peter Botoucharov, T. Rowe Price
  8. Maja Bukovšak, Croatian National Bank
  9. Nauro Campos, Brunel University
  10. Elisabetta Capanelli, World Bank
  11. Ivana Draženović, Croatian National Bank
  12. Mirna Dumičić, European Central Bank
  13. Enes Đozović, Croatian National Bank
  14. Michael Faulend, Croatian National Bank
  15. Randall K. Filer, City University New York & CERGE-EI
  16. Raphaël Franck, The Hebrew University
  17. Bojan Fras, Croatian National Bank
  18. Leonardo Gambacorta, Bank For International Settlements
  19. Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University Of California, Berkeley
  20. Andreas Gottschling, Credit Suisse
  21. Rainer Haselmann, Goethe University
  22. Oleh Havrylyshyn, Carleton University
  23. Henning Hesse, Goethe University
  24. Drini Imami, Agricultural University Of Tirana
  25. Ljubinko Jankov, Croatian National Bank
  26. Miroslav Jošić, International Monetary Fund
  27. Klaas Knot, De Nederlandsche Bank
  28. Andrija Kojaković, Ceoc Ltd
  29. Robert B Koopman, World Trade Organization
  30. Christian Kopf, Union Investment
  31. Irena Kovačec, Croatian National Bank
  32. Evan Kraft, American University
  33. Davor Kunovac, Croatian National Bank
  34. Marina Kunovac, Croatian National Bank
  35. Ricardo Lago
  36. Maroje Lang, Croatian National Bank
  37. Corrado Macchiarelli, Brunel University
  38. Vladimir Maoduš, Morgan Stanley
  39. Bojan Marković, European Bank For Reconstruction And Development
  40. Relja Martić, Croatian National Bank
  41. Dora Matošić, Central Depository & Clearing Company Inc.
  42. Jen-Chung Mei, University Of Sheffield
  43. Yves Mersch, European Central Bank
  44. Dubravko Mihaljek, Bank for International Settlements
  45. Henri Moezinia
  46. Radmila Nižetić, Zagreb Money Market
  47. Gary O'Callaghan, EU Delegation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  48. Damir Odak, Croatian National Bank     
  49. Vanja Orešković, Croatian National Bank
  50. Nina Pavić, Croatian National Bank
  51. Ivana Pižir, Croatian National Bank
  52. Cristian Popa
  53. Tomislav Presečan, Croatian National Bank
  54. Dominik Ivan Pripužić, Croatian National Bank
  55. Gordan Prugovečki, Croatian National Bank
  56. Andreja Pufnik, Croatian National Bank
  57. Debora Revoltella, European Investment Bank
  58. Tomislav Ridzak, Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency
  59. Juergen Schaaf, European Central Bank
  60. Christoph Schoefboeck, Erste&Steiermärkische Bank
  61. Stijepo Sentović, Croatian National Bank
  62. Jan Smets, National Bank Of Belgium
  63. Nina Srkalović, Croatian National Bank
  64. Hrvoje Stojić, Addiko Bank
  65. Gordi Sušić, Croatian National Bank
  66. Jan Svejnar, Columbia University
  67. Marko Škreb
  68. Velimir Šonje, Arhivanalitika
  69. Vedran Šošić,    Croatian National Bank
  70. Sanja Tomičić, Croatian National Bank
  71. Vladimir Tomšik, Czech National Bank
  72. Luca J. Uberti,  University Of Oslo
  73. Marc Uzan, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
  74. Miljana Valdec, Croatian National Bank
  75. Nicolas Véron, Bruegel
  76. Boris Vujčić, Croatian National Bank
  77. Paul Wachtel, New York University
  78. Tina Zumer, European Central Bank
  79. Ante Žigman, Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency