Nermin Oruc

Nermin Oruč

Nermin Oruč holds PhD degree in Economics from Staffordshire University, UK. He has more than six years of experience in teaching subjects such as Econometrics, Statistics, Research Methods, Economic Development and Industrial Organization, as well as more than 7 years of experience in leading and conducting research projects. His research interests include migration, remittances, poverty and inequality, labour market analysis, rural development and trade. He is president at the Centre for Economic Development and Research, Sarajevo and research fellow at SEEDS, Quebec.

How to “regulate” politics in Bosnia?

One of the recommendations on a large list of possible actions to re-energize the EU integration process in the Western Balkans, which was presented in a policy paper recently published by the BiEPAG group, is more active engagement on the EU in resolving remaining bilateral disputes in the Western Balkans. In the case of Bosnia, this recommendation could be extended to the internal disputes in the country. Some of the reasons are explained below.


Leave us the worst and dullest!

The “global cold war for talent” is at its peak. Developed countries are introducing innovative developments to attract “the best and the brightest” from around the world, while developing countries are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of human capital for their development, and are putting in efforts to retain their most educated citizens within the country’s boundaries. Unfortunately, the countries of the Western Balkans, not surprisingly, behave as if they are not aware of the worldwide race for talent, and put almost no effort into either retaining their highly skilled...