Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Igor
Second name: Matutinović
Academic title: Ph.D.

Place of employment: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb and Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia
Position: Managing Director at GfK (Center for Market Research)

1999 Ph.D. in Ecological Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb.
1994 Master of Science in marketing at the Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb.
1980 Faculty for Foreign Trade, University of Zagreb, bachelor in business.
Research interests:
  • institutional and ecological economics,
  • application of complexity theory to socioeconomic systems, especially in the domain of sustainability.


Publications (most important/popular):

2011. Oil at 150$ - the tipping point for changing course? Futures 43 (2011) 1129-1141.

2010. Economic Complexity and Markets. Journal of Economic Issues, Vol XLIV, No.1: 31-52.

2009. Oil and the Political Economy of Energy. Energy Policy 37 (2009) 4251-4258.

2007. An Institutional Approach to Sustainability: a Historical Interplay of Worldviews, Institutions and Technology. Journal of Economic Issues, Vol XLI, No.4, 1109-1137.

2007. Worldviews, institutions and sustainability: An introduction to a coevolutionary perspective. The International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology Vol. 14:92-102.

2006. Self-Organization and Design in Market Economies. Journal of Economic Issues, Vol XL, No.3, 575-601.

2006. Mass migrations, income inequality and ecosystems health in the second wave of globalization. Ecological Economics, Vol. 59, Issue 2:199-203.

2005. The Microeconomic Foundations of Business Cycles: From Institutions to Autocatalytic Networks. Journal of Economic Issues, Vol 39, No. 4, 867-898.

2002. Organizational patterns of economies: an ecological perspective. Ecological Economics Vol. 40/3 pp. 421-440.

2001. "The Aspects and the Role of Diversity in Socioeconomic Systems: an Evolutionary Perspective". Ecological Economics, Vol. 39/2, Nov., pp 239-256.