Janez Kren joined ESRI in November 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in November 2020. Janez holds PhD and MSc in economics from the University of Leuven. His doctoral dissertation, titled 'Essays on Recent Developments in International Trade', focused on topics such as trade agreements, trade diversion, intra-industry trade, exchange rate pass-through and Brexit.
Previously, Janez worked as a short-term consultant on several projects at the World Bank. There he was working on more policy-oriented issues such as productivity, regulation of service sectors, digital economy and public procurement.
His main research interests are in applied econometrics, data visualisation, productivity analysis and international economics.