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With my wife, Debanjana, on our wedding day.

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Croatia: Beautiful and xenophobic.

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Seattle, WA

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A bunch of UMN assistant professors visiting
Steve Schlangen's dairy farm.

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Meet the U.S. spot market for cheddar cheese.

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Clint Fall, CEO of First District Association gives a lecture at UMN.

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Lake Superior, August 2011.

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January 13. With Prof. Brian Buhr, head of the Dept. of Applied Economics, signing the offer letter in St. Paul.

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May 18. Commencement Ceremony. With my advisor Prof. T.R. Fortenbery.

Camping on the coast of Lake Michigan.

After AAEA summer meetings, I went with Jeremy Weber for a 4-day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

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After camping Tuesday night at Olive Ridge Campground, on Wednesday morning we went to Wild Basin area to hike to Finch Lake. Total walking time 1st day: 11 miles.

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Finch Lake. We reached our destination at 1.30PM, just in time for afternoon showers.

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A lot of dead trees on the trail. Given the size of green trees, I would say there was a fire here some 10 years ago.

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RMNP is a very organized place. For example, you can rent a horse and a guide for a day trip.

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Day 2 (Thursday): Thunder Lake. Elevation - about 10,000' (3000 meters). It was very cloudy and started to rain soon after we arrived. But as they say in Denver: "If you don't like the weather, wait for 5 minutes. It will change."

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Cooking at Rangers Station near Thunder Lake.

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Longs peak. 4,346.1 meters (14,259 ft).

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Tent. The last night. I went to the car around 4.30AM to get warmed up since the inner layer of the tent touched the outer protective layer near my feet (apparently I am too long?), so it all got too wet and cold for comfortable sleep.

Here are some recent photos from my trip back home to Croatia in summer 2010.

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Hiking trip to the top of Mojstrovka, 2433m in Slovenian Alps.

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This was actually my first "alpinistic" trip.

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The first goat wanted some shade. The second wanted it too. The rest had a trade-off: shade at the next car, or keep close. They chose what most humans would too.

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Near the peak.

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Vistas were amazing, but don't ask me to identify these peaks, I was too busy staying alive. :)

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Of all the birds one expects to find at high mountain peaks it was blackbird that came to steal my food.

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Rain in the fig leaf, behind my summer house at the island of Hvar.

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Mario Radonic, our relative.

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In 1942, my grandfather built this small chapel dedicated to St. Theresa of Avil, my guess is it happened just before he went to World War II. This hill in Hvar used to be cultivated all the way to the top back then, with wineyards, lavander fields and olive trees. Now it took my father three days of trekking to locate the chapel, it's all abandoned and reclaimed by weeds and bushes.

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Sv. Nedjelja, southern part of the island. A lot of good and well-marked climbing paths here.

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I don't climb, I better emphasize it lest I be accused of false advertising. :) This is some random climber trusting that pine tree more than is prudent.

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Sunset on waves, photo taken in Split, my hometown.

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Winter 2009, First time in 30 years that UW-Madison closed because of snow storm.

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Winter 2006. Fresh news.

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Toys at Eagle Heights playground.

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Washington, DC, May 2009. Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Hommage to Abby Road cover photo.

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After lunch break. Washington, DC

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This was one of the first things I saw when I arrived in 2006.

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Land registry books, Island of Hvar, Croatia. This was in 2006, situation is much better now.

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Fall 2004, serving in anti-aircraft unit of Croatian army. Mandatory service was 6 months then.

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Patron of Trento, Italy. I spent several months there in spring of 2006 as master student in comparative local development.

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Everybody tells me I look too grumpy on this portrait, but for some reason I love it. :)

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Trento is surrounded by high mountains, with very developed agrotourism.

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Picnic point, Madison, WI.

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Crazy ducks, Madison, WI.

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Ice on the step.

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Econ703 - Mathematical Economics, Fall 2006. Professor Deneckere had a way of emphasizing what was important.

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Randy Fortenbery, my advisor.

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This was last fall when AAE celebrated 100 years. Students were asked to present their research in form of a poster.

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View of the coast from the top of Hvar.

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With my brother, Ivan.

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If you ever find a linden tree in Hvar, you will know you are in front of my summer house. If it happens to be early July, you will be dizzy from the intense linden flower scent, and road will be covered with fallen flowers.