International Conference on the Economics of the Decoupling (ICED) is hosted by Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb (FEB Zagreb), Croatia and Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU).


Research excellence is what higher education sector is striving for. While publishing in highly rated indexed journals is still most wanted, conferences provide space for academics to present research findings, exchange ideas, questions, problems, and personal research achievements, thus being important step towards research excellence.


Our mission is to promote scientific research and disseminate knowledge. Thus, we provide all the administrative and management functions required to deliver a comprehensive academic conference experience. This gives participants opportunity to exchange ideas and to present results of their scientific research while enabling them to network and make research collaborations.

Aims and scope

The Conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to present and exchange information, experiences and research results, and discuss recent challenges related to the economics of decoupling. The main aim of the Conference is to raise the scientific and professional level in Croatia through international competition while at the same time connecting the higher education and real sectors through the exchange of ideas and knowledge of academia and professionals. Conference adopts multidisciplinary approach covering relevant topics like energy economy, environmental economy, regulation, waste management, circular economy, green economy, digital economy, as well as other relevant topics.

Open access policy

Accepted and presented papers are published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts are published in the Book of Abstracts. In order to provide the academic community immediate access to the latest results of scientific research, we publish digital open access conference proceedings. The articles are thus freely accessible.

Peer review

Papers can be submitted in Croatian and English language. At least two experts in the appropriate field per paper are included in the international review process, upon which authors are notified on potential reviewers' suggestions (double - blind peer reviewed). Referees are asked to classify papers as: acceptable for presentation and publication, acceptable with amendments and improvements, or not acceptable.

Authorship & Contributions

Authorship should be limited to individuals who have contributed significantly to the paper. Authors should reach a mutual agreement on the individuals who meet the authorship criteria and should be able to identify their co-authors, and their roles and responsibilities in the process of creating the paper. Otherwise, acknowledgements state any individuals who have contributed to the article but who do not meet the authorship criteria. Inappropriate forms of authorship like anonymous, gift, guest and ghost authorship are not supported.