Mladen Vedriš, PhD
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He is an expert in the area of macroeconomic analysis, regional development, industrial policy, and competitiveness. He has published several scientific and professional works and has participated in several foreign and domestic scientific research projects.
Prof.dr. Mladen Vedriš was born on 29 December 1950 in Zagreb. B.A., M.A, and PhD from the Faculty of Economics, Zagreb.
His scientific research career began at the Center for the Research of Migration of the University of Zagreb (1975-1984).
In 1990, he became president of the executive council of the city of Zagreb (the equivalent today is the position of mayor). In 1992, he became a member of the national government, and at the beginning of 1993 he was the deputy prime minister for economics. From 1993 to 1995 he was president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. In 1996, he founded the strategic consulting company Sonder d.o.o.
From 2005 till October 2020 he has been a professor at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and the head of the Department of Economic Sciences. He has been teaching the course of the Economic Policy and two undergraduate elective courses – International Economic Relations and Economic Success and Institutions. He was also a guest professor for doctoral and post-graduate studies at the Faculties of Economics in Zagreb, Rijeka and Osijek.
From 2006 till 2013 he has been a member of the council of the Croatian National Bank, the president of the Advisory Council for the Agency for Promoting Exports and Investment (2006-2008), a member of the Economic Council of the Prime Minister of Croatia (2008-2010), and since 2011 he is president of the Partnership Council of Zagreb. From 2016 he is president of Council of Partnership of Urban Aglomeration of City of Zagreb.
He is one of the founders of the Croatian National Competitiveness Council and a member of the Main Commission of the Croatian Society of Economists.
He was also the president of the Croatian Football Association (1989 – 1995).
From October 2020 he is a lecturer at the Effectus College for Law and Finance.
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