Professor Ozren Pilipović was born on 11 September 1979 in Zagreb. He received his primary and secondary education in Zagreb, and in 1998/99 he enrolled at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, where he graduated in 2002 with an average grade of 4.58 and earned a magna cum laude degree. In the academic year 2001/2002 he obtained a scholarship from the “Zlatko Crnić” Foundation.

In January 2003, he was employed at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb as a junior assistant at the Department of Political Economy.

In 2004 he enrolled in a master programme in “Economics” at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, where he obtained the academic degree of Master of Science in 2007.

In 2011, he successfully defended his PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, under the title: “Political economy of regional economic integration: limiting economic sovereignty as means for economic growth”.

In 2011, he became an assistant professor at the Department of Economic Sciences of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. In 2017 he was elected to the position of an associate professor, and since 2023 he has been a full professor at that department.

He was an associate member of the project of the Croatian Science Foundation entitled “Legal and economic analysis of the system of prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing” UIP-2014-09-5933 (2015-2018).

He speaks English, German, Russian, Italian and Slovenian.

He finished I.S.E.O. Summer school 6th edition: Financial Markets in the World Economy, 2009 and took several courses in econometrics in „Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria“ in 2015 in Bertinoro.

He is a member of the Croatian-Canadian Academic Society.

He is a member of the initiative “Nindža krovanjće”. Together with other members of the initiative, he received the “Pride of Croatia” award for volunteering in the repair of damages caused by the Zagreb and Petrinja earthquakes.

Professor Pilopović published several scientific papers and co-authored two teaching manuals “Value added tax in theory and practice” and “Money Laundering Prevention System: New Threats to Global Security”.

Scientific interests: Political economy of regionalism, economic analysis of law, institutional economics, gravity models, economic history.

In his free time, he is rock or ice climbing, mountaineering, snowboarding, or engaging in some other fun outdoor activities.