Assist. Prof. Magdalena Zrakić Sušac, PhD

Assist. Prof. Magdalena Zrakić Sušac, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agroeconomy and Informatics
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
Office location: 5 th Pavilion, 1st floor, room number 18
Phone: +385 1 239 4060
Email: mzrakic ( at )
Languages: croatian, english
Consultations: appointment

Academic qualifications

  • 2010 - 2016: PhD
    Postgraduate doctoral study Agricultural Economics
    PhD thesis title: Partial equilibrium model of crop production in Croatia, mentors: prof. Ivo Grgić, PhD and prof. Emil Erjavec, PhD
  • 2008 - 2010: MSc
    Graduate study Agricultural Economics
    Msc thesis title: Quality of life in rural areas from the viewpoint of residents - an example of the Zagreb City, mentor: prof. Ivo Grgić, PhD
  • 2005 - 2008: Bsc
    Undergraduate study Agricultural Economics
    BSc thesis title: Agrotourism offer of the city Zagreb and surroundings, mentor: prof. Ivo Grgić, PhD

Employment and work experience

  • 2011 - : Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb


Research interests

  • macroeconomics
  • sectoral analysis
  • rural development
  • modeling
  • socioeconomic analysis
  • evaluation of agricultural policy

Training and research experience

  • 2017/09/18 - 2017/09/22: University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest (Romania) (mixed)
    USAMV Bucharest Agricultural Economics and Policy Summer School 2017, organized by the
    ENHANCE consortium
    ▪ normative foundations of policy evaluation over methodological tasks to public policy as the object
    of evaluation
    ▪ The course lecturers were Dr. Stefan Mann from the Federal Research Centre for
    Agriculture(AGROSCOPE) and Dr. Matthias Stolze from the Research Institute for Organic
    Agriculture (FIBL)
  • 2016/09/12 - 2016/09/16: University of Bonn, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Bonn (Germany) (mixed)
    ▪ project cooperation
    ▪ teaching materials
  • 2014/03/10 - 2014/03/14: European Commission - DG JRC IPTS AgriLife Unit, Seville (Spain) (mixed)
    ▪ making Outlooks of the agricultural products market using an econometric model
  • 2012/09/24 - 2012/09/25: European Commission - DG JRC IPTS - AgriLife Unit, Bruxelles (Belgium) (mixed)
    ▪ the application of econometric models to the assessment of the effects of agrarian policy on the agricultural sector
    ▪ making Outlook for agricultural products at national and EU level
  • 2012/05/19 - 2012/06/02: Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje Faculty of Agricultural Science and Food, Skopje (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) (mixed)
    ▪ project cooperation
    ▪ exchange of experiences in the teaching process
  • 2012/03/05 - 2012/04/05: Mendel University of Brno, Faculty of Business Economics, Brno (Czech Republic) (mixed)
    ▪ analysis of secondary data sources
    ▪ project cooperation
  • 2012/02/21 - 2012/02/24: Teagasc - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Dublin, Éire/Ireland (mixed)
    ▪ the use of an econometric model for the impact assessment on the agricultural sector



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator

university support

Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Diversifikacija ruralne ekonomije i utjecaj na kvalitetu života u ruralnim područjima Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2017/01/01 - 2017/12/31 coordinator
Poduzetničke sklonosti mladih poljoprivrednika Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2016/01/01 - 2016/12/31 coordinator
Socioekonomski čimbenici razvoja ekološke poljoprivrede u Hrvatskoj Sveučilište u Zagrebu 2015/01/01 - 2015/12/31 coordinator


  • Vrsaljko, Anđelko; Turalija, Alka; Grgić, Ivo; Zrakić, Magdalena Organic agriculture as a precondition for development of eco-agrotourism on the islands - a case study of Korčula Island. // Journal of central European agriculture, 18 (2017), 3; 733-748. doi:10.5513/JCEA01/18.3.1947
  • Zrakić, Magdalena; Jež Rogelj, Mateja; Grgić, Ivo Organic agricultural production on family farms in Croatia. // Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 41 (2017), 6; 635-649. doi:10.1080/21683565.2017.1290731
  • Jež Rogelj, Mateja; Zrakić, Magdalena; Hadelan, Lari Impact of state aid on business decisions and financial stability of family farms in Croatia. // Journal of Central European Agriculture, 18 (2017), 1; 260-277. doi:10.5513/JCEA01/18.1.1888
  • Prišenk, Jernej; Sabljić, Dino; Zrakić, Magdalena; Turk, Jernej Econometric modelling approaches in studies of the EU dairy sector. // Indian journal of animal research, 49 (2015), 5; 717-724. doi:10.18805/ijar.5589
  • Zrakić, Magdalena; Salputra, Guna; Levak, Vladimir Potential impact of EU common agriculture policy on Croatian dairy sector - modelling results. // Mljekarstvo, 65 (2015), 3; 195-202. doi:10.15567/mljekarstvo.2015.0306
  • Prišenk, Jernej; Turk, Jernej; Rozman, Črtomir; Borec, Andreja; Zrakić, Magdalena; Pažek, Karmen Advantages of combining linear programming and weighted goal programming for agriculture application. // Operational research an international journal, 14 (2014), 2; 253-260. doi:10.1007/s12351-014-0159-4

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Other professional activities

  • 2012 - : Croatian Society of Agricultural Economists
  • 2014 - : European Association of Agricultural Economists
  • 2015 - : Matica hrvatska (lat. Matrix Croatica)
  • 2017 - : Association of Bosnian Croats "Prsten" ("Ring")
  • 2015 - : Association of Bosnian Croats "Prsten" ("Ring")
  • 2017 - : Journal Glasnik zaštite bilja
    member of Editorial board

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