He is only 24-years-old but Croat Vuk Vukovic is about to lecture to some of the world’s leading economists, including some Nobel award winners, at an international conference in New Orleans in just a few weeks.
Vukovic, who is a young professor at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, will head off in March to the US to lecture at one of the most renowned economic conferences, the Public Choice Society conference, about corruption in politics.
Vuk graduated with from Zagreb Economics University with Magna cum laude, before gaining a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and he also attended summer school at Harvard and Berkley in the US.
“Just the fact that I will be in that company and have a chance to meet Nobel prize winners and some of the biggest names in economic politics in the world in enough of an honour,” Vukovic told Croatian daily Jutarnji list.
Speaking also to Soundset, Vukovic outlined snippets of what his lecture will entail.
“I researched (during the US elections) about one corrupt mayor from a town in California, who had managed to stay in power for 17 years. Despite that, he had been paid 800,000 USD a year, which is twice as much as President Barrack Obama. My work talks about how the main and only goal of all politicians is to stay in power. They look after their own interests, then their party and then its citizens,” said Vukovic.