Prof. Štefan Bojnec, Ph.D. is Full Professor of Economics and Head of Department of Economics at the Faculty of Management, University of Primorska.
As a researcher and visiting professor, he was active at several institutes and universities in several countries in Europe, the USA and Asia. His research and teaching areas have been: enterprise economics, international economics, theory and analysis of market structure (industrial organization), history of economic thought, economic policy, sectoral economics (agriculture and environment, tourism, energy, education and employment, defence and peace, other industrial and service activities), regional development and rural development and sustainable development of the economy. He has participated in several national and international research projects, including in several EU-Phare ACE projects and EU-COST projects and projects of the EU Framework Programme. Furthermore, he has participated in several multilateral and bilateral projects with various countries. He was also a member of several expert groups, such as at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Commission, the United Nations (UN), the World Bank, European Agency for Reconstruction, and the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ/GIZ). In the years 1996-1997 he worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
His bibliography comprises more than 1,820 bibliographic records, including more than 320 original scientific articles in international scientific journals with a peer review, more than 175 publications in the leading scientific (JCR, SNIP, WoS) journals (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1270-6372) and more than 185 publications in Scopus journals (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=16743941400) mostly as a sole author or with one co-author, and two publications with more than three co-authors. In 2008, he received the Slovenian state Zois recognition for important scientific achievements in the field of economics.
In addition to the completed sixteen supervisions and four co-supervisions of doctoral theses, four of them are full professors, he was supervisor for fifty-four (scientific) master’s theses, several Bologna master's theses and diploma theses. He has been a supervisor to eight early-stage young researchers, of which seven have completed, and one is in a process. The Society of Young Researchers of Slovenia has in recent years nominated him in the final selection of the best supervisors to doctoral students as Supervisor (Mentor) of the year. He has received several awards at home and abroad, among them "Honorary Professor" of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev.