Zakelj, Blaz

Slovenia

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Biography

I expect to complete my Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Rosemarie Nagel at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra inĀ Autumn 2010. I obtained an M.Sc. in Economics and Management from UPF, having completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Ljubljana.
My research interests are Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Applied Auction Theory and Macroeconomics. I perform laboratory experiments on macroeconomic forecasting where I focus on the different approaches that people use to forecast, and the discrepancies between individual expectations and expectations of a group.
My Ph.D. thesis tries to establish a number of stylized facts about the process of inflation expectation formation. It helps to demonstrate that individuals use several different methods for inflation forecasting and that they also switch between these methods depending on the state of the economy.
During my graduates studies I gained experience as a teaching assistant to a Business Economics course and as a lecturer for the course Economic Organizations and Markets. In 2010 I have also had the opportunity to work as an analyst for the Bank of Slovenia.

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