Vedran Recher is a Research associate at the Institute of Economics Zagreb. He obtained his doctoral degree in Economics at the University of Zagreb. During his studies, he attended additional programs abroad, most notably at Graduate School of Economics, Barcelona where he studied quantitative methods for public policy evaluation. His main research interests are political economy and labor economics with particular emphasis on the economics of crime. He was the principal investigator on the project ‘Exploring crime seasonality in Croatia – CRIS’, which was successfully completed in 2019. The project established a clear relationship between Croatian peak tourist season and incidence of property crime.