Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. He has been Guest Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2006-2008). Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana (since 1998), and affiliated to LICOS Centre for countries in transition at the University of Leuven, Belgium (since 2004). Since 2011, senior Research Fellow at VIVES, Centre for Regional Economic Policy at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Since 2016, visiting professor at the Department of Economics, University of Leuven, (Belgium). Partner in international research projects funded by the European Commission, World Bank (GDN) and United Nations. Business consultancy: for international organizations (European Commission, EBRD, OECD) and private companies in the fields of finance, telecommunications, infrastructure, energy.
He has been a former Minister for Growth, Government of the Republic of Slovenia, and President of the Economic Reforms Committee to the Slovenian Government. He has numerous publications on corporate governance, foreign direct investment and firm performance in the European transition countries. Recent publications: The World Economy, Review of World Economics, World Development, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economics of Transition, Economic Letters, Economic Systems, etc. Chapters in monographs published by Edvard Elgar, Palgrave, MacMillan, World Bank, etc.