Dejan Kovač

Postdoc, Halle Institute for Economic Research

Dejan Kovač was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Economics at Princeton University from 2017-2019. He was previously a PhD candidate and a Junior Researcher at CERGE-EI (Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute) in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2015-17, he was also a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University’s Department of Economics. Dejan’s main research interests are International Political Economy, Behavioral Economics, Education Economics, and Health Economics. He’s particularly interested in the detrimental effects of wars and conflicts on a variety of outcomes: child development, human capital accumulation, health, social values and norms. His research has focused on solving important policy questions in cooperation with several governmental agencies in Croatia, including Ministry of Science and Education, Ministry of Veterans, and Ministry of Health and Agency for Science and Higher Education. He has also been instrumental in creating a network of scholars who promote initiatives on the right for informational access in the public sector and on educating the general public in order to help build better functioning democracies in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs).