Luka Sikic

Luka Sikic

Asistant professor of Statistics

Croatian Catholic University


I serve as a Professor of Statistics at the Croatian Catholic University in Zagreb. My academic journey has led me into areas such as Data Science, Big Data, Machine Learning, Econometrics and Finance. Currently, I’m in the process of designing new university courses, notably “Data Science for Social Scientists” and “Applied Statistics”. Alongside my academic commitments, I’m also freelancing on a pair of Data Science initiatives.

My passion lies at the intersection of economics, data science, and education. I’m always eager to explore the latest in technology and to hone my quantitative skills further. Data, in all its facets—from compelling visualizations to intricate models—fascinates me. When I step away from the academic world, I indulge in sports, rejuvenate with ice baths, and savor a mix of veggies, coffee, and the thrill of computational challenges.


  • Data Science
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial markets
  • Algo trading


  • PhD in Economics, 2018

    Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb + Universität Wien, AT

  • Msc in International Economics, 2015

    Kiel Institute for the World Economy, DE

  • Msc in Finance, 2010

    Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb

  • BSc in Business, 2009

    Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb



Assistant Proffesor

Croatian Catholic University

Jan 2023 – Jan 2023 Zagreb

Teaching statistics and doing research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching
  • Developing new courses
  • Writing academic papers

Postdocoral Researcher

Faculty of Croatian Studies

Aug 2020 – Jan 2023 Zagreb
Teaching statistics and doing research.



Institute Ivo Pilar

Jan 2012 – Aug 2020 Zagreb
Research in financial econometrics for publication and academic projects.