Public Sector Economics (PSE) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute of Public Finance. First published in 1976 under the name of Financijska praksa (ISSN 0350-5669) in Croatian, it came of age in 1995 when it was renamed Financijska teorija i praksa (ISSN 1332-3970). From 2005 to 2010, the journal was published in both Croatian, as Financijska teorija i praksa, and English, as Financial Theory and Practice (ISSN 1846-887X). From 2010 to 2016, Financial Theory and Practice was published only in English. In 2017, it was renamed Public Sector Economics.
PSE is published four times a year: in March, June, September and December.
Acceptance rate: 17% (2022).
There is no submission fee. PSE is co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.
PSE follows the best practice in academic publishing and continuously updates its ethical guidelines. We are highly appreciative of the opinions of authors, readers and reviewers on how to improve our journal.
PSE is a member of the CEE Network of Public Administration and Policy Journals.
PSE is managed by the Editor-in-Chief, Co-editors and Associate Editors. The editors support and promote PSE by actively encouraging submissions in the academic and policy analysis communities, reviewing manuscripts, and organising annual conferences.
Editor-in-Chief: Mihaela Bronić, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
Co-editors: Dubravko Mihaljek, Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland and Katarina Ott, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
Associate editors: Branko Stanić and Bojan Morić Milovanović, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb and Šime Smolić, Faculty of Economics and Business, ZagrebCopyeditor: Marina Nekić, Institute of Public Finance, ZagrebLayout editor: Martina Fabris, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb
Indexing / Abstracting
Articles published in PSE are indexed in:
SCOPUS (Elsevier)DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, Lund University, Sweden)EconLit (American Economic Association's electronic database)HRČAK (Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia)IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, ProQuest, Cambridge, UK)RePEC (Research Papers in Economics)
According to SJR - Scimago Journal & Country Rank indicators for 2022, the journal is ranked in the third quartile (Q3) and is 53rd (out of 162) among Croatian journals indexed in the Scopus database.