Public Sector Economics


Public Sector Economics is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Institute of Public Finance. Born in 1976 under the name of Financijska praksa (ISSN 0350-5669) and published in Croatian, it came of age in 1995, when it was renamed Financijska teorija i praksa (ISSN 1332-3970). From 2005 to 2010, it was published both in Croatian as Financijska teorija i praksa and English Financial Theory and Practice (ISSN 1846-887X). Since 2010, it has appeared only in English as Financial Theory and Practice. Finally, in 2017 it was named Public Sector Economics. 

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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