Jelena Budak, PhD

Jelena Budak, PhD
  • E-MAIL:
    senior research fellow in permanent position, assistant director
    senior research fellow in permanent position


  • 2005 PhD at the Faculty of Economics, University of Osijek
  • 1992 MA at IFP-ENSPM, Rueil-Malmaison, France – Economics of Energy
  • 1990 university degree at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb

Employment and work experience

  • since 2001 - The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
  • 1997–2001 - Aquarius, Zagreb – export director
  • 1996–1997 - Alfatec, Zagreb – product program manager
  • 19941995 - Alfatec branch in Kemerovo, Russia – deputy director
  • 1993–1994 - Origo, Zagreb – assistant director
  • 1992–1993 - Vitol Oil Trading Co., London – representative for Croatia, Zagreb

Fields of interest

  • institutions and public sector policies
  • the quality of public governance and corruption
  • privacy protection in transition countries

Selected bibliography

  • Škrinjarić, Bruno, Jelena Budak and Edo Rajh. 2019. Perceived quality of privacy protection regulations and online privacy concern. Ekonomska istraživanja-Economic Research, accepted for publication in Vol. 32. 
  • Anić, Ivan-Damir, Jelena Budak, Edo Rajh, Vedran Recher, Vatroslav Škare and Bruno Škrinjarić. 2018. Extended model of online privacy concern: What drives consumers' decisions? Online Information Review, published online. 
  • Anić, Ivan-Damir,  Edo Rajh and Jelena Budak. 2016. New information economy in post-transition countries: An economic approach to privacy concern. Transformations in Business & Economics, 15(2), No. 38, 165–178. 
  • Budak, Jelena, Edo Rajh and Ivan-Damir Anić. 2015. Privacy concern in Western Balkan countries: Developing a typology of citizens. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 17(1), 29–48. 
  • Budak, Jelena and Maruška Vizek. 2015. The corruption mark-up: Is corruption cost incorporated in the prices of goods and services in emerging and developed countries? Post-Communist Economies, 27(2), 247–255. 
  • Budak, Jelena and Edo Rajh. 2014. Corruption as an obstacle for doing business in Western Balkans: A business sector perspective. International Small Business Journal, 32(2), 140–157. 
  • Budak, Jelena, Ivan-Damir Anić and Edo Rajh. 2013. Public attitudes towards privacy and surveillance in Croatia. Innovation – The European Journal of Social Science Research, 26(1–2), 100–118. 
  • Ateljević, Jovo and Jelena Budak. 2010. Corruption and public procurement: Example from Croatia. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 12(4), 375–397.

List of publications (Croatian Scientific Bibliography – CROSBI)