Teo Matković

Teo Matković, Ph.D.

Senior research associate

Researcher’s unique code:


Job title:

senior research associate

Field of interest:

education, labour market, career transitions, social inequalities, social policies, impact evaluation


Frankopanska 22/I
10000 Zagreb
tel: +385 1 4883551
fax: +385 1 4810263

Qualifications, scientific advancement and education

2018 Senior research associate (social policy)
2017 Senior research associate (sociology)
2012 – 2018 Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Assistant professor in social policy unit
2011 Research associate (social policy)
2011 PhD in social policy, University of Zagreb. Thesis on “Transition from education to work in Croatia”
2004 – 2011 Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, research and teaching assistant in social policy unit
2004 MSc in sociology, Nuffield college, University of Oxford. Thesis on “Different Ways of Being One’ s Own Boss: Patterns of Self-Employment in Croatia”
2002 MA in sociology Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb

Research projects

2019 A study on financing and governance in pre-primary education (UNICEF)
2018 – 2019 Analysis of employment and wages via administrative microdata within the ESF project „Contribution to tripartite social dialogue – labour market perspectives“
2018 – 2020 Analysis of working conditions in pre-school education within the ESF project „Promoting quality of social dialogue via development and strengthening administrative and professional capacities“
2018 – 2019 Jobs and inclusion in Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (The World Bank)
2018 – 2019 Eurograduate pilot survey (Eurograduate consortium, DG EAC)
2018 Croatia NDS RAS – Education and Skills Note (The World Bank)
2018 Analytical background for selection of priority occupations within the ESF project “Modernisation of VET” (ASOO)
2017 – 2018 Analysis of availability, quality, capacity and financing of ECEC in Croatia (MDOMSP)
2015 – 2016 Comprehensive Impact and process evaluation of CES ALMPs (CES, IPA)
2015 – 2016 Further development of occupational standards (CES, ESF)
2014 – 2015 Annual Employer Survey of Croatian Employment Service (CES)
2013 – 2016 Piloting the Statistically assisted profiling system for the unemployed (model and practices) within the CES. Social Protection System Modernization Project (The World Bank, CES)
2013 – 2014 Merging public register microdata in order to enable Analysis of employability of students who have graduated from Professional tertiary education in Croatia in 2008-2013 period (MSE, CES, Croatian pension insurance fund)
2012 – 2014 Support for Establishment of National/RegionalSocial Sciences Data Archives (SERSCIDA, FPVII Capacities programme, Science in Society)
2012 – 2013 Mapping VET Education Policies and Practices for Social Inclusion and Social Cohesion: the role of VET in promoting employment, equity, social cohesion and active citizenship in Western Balkans, Turkey and Israel (LSEE/European Training Foundation)
2012 – 2013 University education and labour market: research on careers and employability of Faculty of Law graduates (University of Zagreb development program “excellent”)
2011 – 2012 Adjustments in the public sector: Scope, effects and policy issues (ILO/EC)
2011 Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies 2009-2010 cycle using matching techniques (CES)
2011 Labor market outcomes and transition to tertiary education of vocational education graduates in Croatia. A part of vocational sectoral profiles within the IPA IV project “Strengthening institutional framework for the development of the VET occupational standards & curricula”
2010 EUROSTUDENT IV (Eurostudent consortium/MZOS)
2009 – 2010 Social Impact Analysis and Response to the Effects of Economic Crisis (UNDP and The World Bank)
2008 – 2010 Educational Systems and Labour Markets in Central and Eastern Europe (Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung /Volkswagen foundation)
2007 – 2009 Research and reporting on the vulnerable youth (education dropouts and those who face difficult school-to-work tranistions) as a part of Croatian Joint Inclusion Memorandum agenda. (MZSS)
2007 – 2008 Deployment of European Quality of Life survey (EQLS) in Croatia (UNDP)
2006 A comparative study of the labour market and of the vocational education and training system in Croatia (CARDS 2002)

Selected bibliography