Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
School:Economics, Finance and Law
Ivan studied economics at the University of Belgrade, where he was lucky enough to have a very pluralist program, extensively covering both mainstream and heterodox approaches. He developed a strong interest in economic development and political economy, and later pursued an MPhil and a PhD in Development Studies, both at the University of Cambridge. He worked at UCL, City University London, University of Sheffield, and University of Birmingham, before joining Anglia Ruskin University in April 2022.
Ivan’s research focuses on regional development, regional industrial and innovation policies, and how the power of large corporations affects the prospects of poorer regions catching up.
Ivan has a strong interest in impact, and has co-authored a number of reports, responses to parliamentary inquiries, blogs, and media articles. Going forward, he is looking to do consultancy work, as well as to produce impact-oriented outputs based on his academic research.
Rajić, I., (revise & resubmit). “Oligopolistic power and the ‘successful failure’ of UK regional policies”. Regional Studies
Rajić, I., (2022). The regulation dilemma: is responsible business possible without state intervention?. In: Thomson, I., and Bates, D. Five myths business needs to overcome to save itself and the planet. Bristol: Bristol University Press
Rajić, I., 2017. The role of big firms and industrial policy in economic development. In: Malović, M. and K. Roy (eds.). The State and the Market in Economic Development: Im Pursuit of the Millenium Development Goals. Brisbane: The IIDS Australia
Eliassen, R., Hauge J. L., and Rajić I., 2015. Hva er galt med økonomiundervisningen?. Samfunnsøkonomen, no. 6, pp. 39-51 (Paper title in English: “What is wrong with economics education?”)
“The limitations of localism in the revival of the UK’s old industrial regions”, 2021, Council for European Studies Conference (virtual)
“The future of advanced manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region: An analysis of economic strategy and policy debates”, 2019, Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain