Centre for Public Policy and Economic Analysis (CEA) is Croatian public policy think tank founded in 2010 and based in Zagreb which advocates more individual liberty, free market, limited government, strong national security and increased competitiveness for Croatia and the European Union. CEA strongly supports the EU-NATO institutions and transatlantic partnership as guarantors of liberal democracy and freedom from repressive authoritarian governments.
Focus on policy analysis and research
In order to advocate these values, CEA is gathering information and providing policy analysis regarding economic policy, public administration, national security and geopolitics, with multidisciplinary approach of its political scientists (policy analysts and public management experts), (macro)economists, lawyers and other (potential) experts.
CEA’s policy analysis topics include Global Trends 2040, Estonian Foreign Intelligence Service’s report, Geopolitics of economic freedom, competitiveness, Danish flexicurity, New public management, Global Talent Competitiveness etc.
CEA’s analysts have published several scientific articles, such as: The methodology of measuring the economic freedom and policy framework, Water share trading: business risk solution or social hazard inauguration? (for Libertas International University) & Design of fiscal consolidation packages and model-based fiscal multipliers in Croatia (for the Institute of Public Finance).
CEA’s research cooperation articles include Flat tax reforms in Estonia and Slovakia as perspectives for Croatian tax reform (Lithuanian Free Market Institute) and the forthcoming article Assessing Croatia’s policy performance within the European Union (Friedrich Naumann Foundation).
CEA’s strategic projects are Croatia 2025 and Think Tank Detektor. Croatia 2025 provides concrete and measurable public management and economic reform solutions for more competitive Croatia, while Think Tank Detektor aims to detect open source disinformation which represent a growing geopolitical security risk for liberal democracy in Croatia and within the whole EU-NATO transatlantic framework. CEA’s policy analysis on disinformation includes the following articles: Populist Conspiracy Narratives and Other Forms of Disinformation in Croatia, Postoji li kriza liberalne demokracije? and Dezinformacije se najbolje šire kroz populizam.
CEA’s first project Entrepreneurial Initiative was focused on publishing its first book on entrepreneurship friendly policies and translating Atlas Network’s books Morality of Capitalism & After the Welfare State. CEA organized several policy round tables and lectures on policy topics which include saving public money, quality in public administration, government’s role in the economy, bureaucratic obstacles to investment climate, Eurozone crisis and flexicurity model.
With the aim to advocate and defend freedom, CEA’s international think tank network includes Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, European Values, Fraser Institute, Libertarian Club, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Timbro, Hayek Institute and Austrian Economics Center. CEA participated in several think tank seminars, including the following: European Values (Prague) – training on disinformation activities within “Kremlin Watch” project; Southern Methodist University (Dallas) – Economic Freedom Network; Atlas Economic Research Foundation (New York) – Think Tank Leadership Training and Liberty Forum; Lithuanian Free Market Institute (Vilnius) – European Academy for Intellectual Entrepreneurs, Think-tank school; Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Tbilisi) – International Security of South Caucasus, NATO, and EU Perspectives; Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Gummersbach) – International Academy for Leadership; Libertarian Club (Belgrade), Svetilnik (Ljubljana) – Free Market Road Show; Institute for Economic Studies Europe (Aix-en-Provence) – Understanding the Current Crisis to find our Way Out.
President: Petar Vušković; Vice Presidents: Daniel Hinšt and Milan Deskar Škrbić
Board members: Matej Hittner, Goran Vojković, Igor Šlosar and Filip Galić
CEA has been financed by membership contributions, project based foreign grants and individual donations.
CEA in media (all in Croatian)