Vinko Miličević, Zoran Bubaš
Office of the Mayor, City of Zagreb, Trg Stjepana Radića 1, Zagreb, Croatia
Olivera Jurković Majić
Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Jordanovac 110, Zagreb, Croatia


3rd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2019 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 28, 2019, SELECTED PAPERS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-19-6, ISSN 2683-4510


In today’s world the wealth of nations rests predominantly on the wealth creating effect of their cities. Capitals are often economic dynamos of their national economies and in this regard the paper provides insight into the City of Zagreb’s importance for Croatia. The importance in the growth of GDP is observed from the perspective of (de)population changes in the country. Starting from the fact that the GDP per capita indicator is often used to point out regional inequality and as key argument for claiming more “ fairness“ e.g. in fiscal revenue distribution, this paper suggests that “trading“ the productive potential of Zagreb for a nation-wide attenuation of resources should be carefully weighted to avoid hampering effects on the nation’s GDP.

City of Zagreb, economic growth, depopulation, decentralization.


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