Public Sector Economics


Public Sector Economics is double blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute of Public Finance, which seeks theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions analysing the role and functioning of the public sector at macroeconomic, sectoral and microeconomic levels, in both advanced and emerging market economies. We also aim to provide a professional forum for the discussion of contemporary public policy issues and actively seek survey articles, appraisals of current policy debates, shorter notes and book reviews.

We highly appreciate the opinions of authors, readers and reviewers as to ways of improving the publication. We support initiatives that will lead to compliance with academic rules and to acquaint researchers with provisions about publishing ethics

The journal is co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia.

It is also a member of CEE Network of Public Administration and Policy Journals.

The journal is published four times a year (March, June, September and December).

Acceptance rate: 8% (2021)

Indexing / Abstracting

Articles published in Public Sector Economics 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 2021, the journal is ranked in the third quartile (Q3) and is 34th (out of 161) among Croatian journals indexed in the Scopus database. 


Public Sector Economis
Institute of Public Finance
Smičiklasova 21
HR-10000 Zagreb

Phone number: (+385 1) 4886 444
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