Ivana Bajakić is a Jean Monnet Professor of EU Financial Markets and Regulation and an associate professor at the Faculty of Law University of Zagreb, Croatia, affiliated to the Chair of Economic Science. Her main academic interest are in EU financial markets regulation (PhD on the topic of EU securities law implementation in the new MS and Croatia), EU political economy and regulatory agencies, issues on which she has authored and co-authored several papers and publications.
She was awarded a scholarship by the Croatian Government for EU masters studies at the Lund University, Sweden, followed by her employment at the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration where she joined a special economic unit for the EU/SAA negotiation process. Prior to her job at the University, she worked as an advisor at the Croatian National Competitiveness Council and as a researcher at the Economic Institute at the Lund University in Sweden.
She was a visiting researcher at several esteemed European research institutes (Copenhagen Business School, Lund University) and a lecturer at two Jean Monnet Modules: Introduction to EU Financial market and Governance of financial institutions and markets in the EU at the Juraj Dobrila University in Pula. She is currently a project leader of the Jean Monnet module EU Financial Markets and Regulation.
Ivana Bajakić was born in 1975 in Zagreb, Croatia, married, mother of two children.