Igor Tkalec is research associate for the GlobalStat project led by Prof. Gaby Umbach. He holds BA degree from the University of Zagreb and MA degree from Central European University, both in political science. Currently, he is in the final phase of his Ph.D. studies in political science at the University of Luxembourg. His academic interests include political economy, governance, policy analysis and research methods, notably in the context of the European Union. Igor’s PhD project encompasses policy coordination and social policy of the European Union with a focus on pension systems. Other professional interests are centered around data science and analytics with application to social phenomena.