Visiting Research Grant – InGRID project

Center for Social Policy Research, University of Antwerpen (December 2016)

Book

Introduction to Applied Statistics

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics, for 10-11 class students secondary school, 1st part

Mathematics, for 10-11 class students secondary school, 2nd part

Book Chapters

  • Tampakoudis, I., Subeniotis, D., Kroustalis, I. & Skouloudakis, M. (2017) “Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Middle-Income Countries: New Middle-Income Trap Evidence”. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 8. No. 1. pp. 58 – 70. (Q3 – Scimago Journal & Country Rank)
  • Tampakoudis, I., Subeniotis, D. & Kroustalis, I. (2017) “Sovereign Credit Default Swap and Bond markets’ dynamics: Evidence from the European debt crisis”. International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance. (Accepted). (Q3 – Scimago Journal & Country Rank)
  • Tampakoudis, I., Subeniotis, D. & Skouloudakis, M. (2016) “A Comparative Assessment of Growth Determinants in Advanced and Emerging Economies. The Particular Role of FDIs”. Global Business and Economics Review. Vol. 18. No. 2. pp. 177 – 198. (Q3 – Scimago Journal & Country Rank) Fradeani A, Soverchia M, Metushi E, 2017 “Digital Governmental Financial Reporting: First Evidence From Italy” forthcoming in the “Network, Smart and Open: three keywords for Information Systems innovation” Book published as volume of the Springer series: Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization (LNISO)

Peer-reviewed Journal papers

  • Jaupaj, A. (2016). ‘‘Beyond ‘the Myth of the Garden’ and Turner’s Thesis, in Re-Entering Old Space: Essays on Anglo-American Literature, Marija Krivokapic and Aleksandra Nikcevic-Batricevic (eds.), Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars PublishinG. ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-9044-1.
  • Jaupaj, A. (2016), “Re-vitalizing Vocational and Continuing Education through Best Practices’’, in In Esse: English Studies in Albania/Journal of the Albanian Association for the Study of English (ASSE), Vol. 6, no. 2. Tirana: Mirgealb, ISSN: 2078-7413.
  • Fradeani A, Panizzolo D, Metushi E, “Financial Reporting in XBRL: First Evidence on Financial Statement Notes of Italian Unlisted Companies”, The International Journal of Digital Accounting Research/ Volume 16, 2016, pp. 85-115
  • March 28, 2016 – The role of small business in the economy – International research and practical conference “Economics, management, law: innovation strategy”, Thomson Reuters – ISBN 978-617-7214-22-8. A. Demi
  • “Migration of Human Resources, Albanian case” – World Lumen Congress 2016, Iasi, Romania. – eISSN: 2357-1330, Peer review EBSCO. A.Demi, E.Farruku
  • Mansaku, Saimir; Mansaku, Isida; Tampakoudis, Ioannis. The Advances of Information Technology to the Telecommunication Sector: The Case of Albtelecom. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3 S1, p. 198, jan. 2017. ISSN 2281-4612.
  • Mansaku, Isida; Mansaku, Saimir; Tampakoudis, Ioannis. An Empirical Comparison of the Major Stock Exchanges: NYSE, NASDAQ and LSE in Perspective. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3 S1, p. 406, jan. 2017. ISSN 2281-4612.

Peer-reviewed Conference papers

  • Jaupaj, A. ‘Exploring Cultural Value Orientations for Educational Purposes: The Albanian Case’, University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages-English Language Department: Building Intercultural Bridges through Language, Literature and Translation, May 11-12, 2016
  • Jaupaj, A. ‘Everyone’s Land: Exploring the main Themes in Caribbean Literature’, Writing Places: The Conceptualization and Representation of Space, Location and Environment in Literature, Faculty of Philology, University of Montenegro, June 23-25, 2016.
  • Jaupaj, A. ‘Bridging EU Integration through Common Cultural Value Orientations’, European Integration and Economic Development: Challenges and Opportunities, Shkolla Private e Arsimit të Lartë ‘Pavarësia’, Vlorë-Albania, October 15-16, 2016.
  • Jaupaj, A. ‘Towards a Research-Based Education: The Case of Canadian Institute of Technology’, International Conference on Exercise, Sport and Health, Universiteti i Sporteve, April 12-13, 2017.
  • Jaupaj, A. ‘Identit(ies) in the Making: Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia’, English and I : Literary and Cultural Encounters, 4th ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies, University of Vlora ‘Ismail Qemali’, Vlora-Albania, June 8-10, 2017.
  • Tampakoudis, I., Subeniotis, D., Skouloudakis, M. and Kroustalis, I. (2016) “The Role of Institutional and Traditional Determinants of Foreign Direct Investments: The Case of Emerging Asian Economies”. International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC), London-UK, November 7th – 8th.
  • Tampakoudis, I. and Subeniotis, D. (2017) “The Interrelation between Sovereign Credit Default Swap (CDS) and Bond Spreads: A Dynamic Approach”. 7th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Glasgow, June 1st – 3rd.
  • Tampakoudis, I., Subeniotis, D., Skouloudakis, M. and Kroustalis, I. (2016) “The Role of Institutional and Traditional Determinants of Foreign Direct Investments: The Case of Emerging Asian Economies”. International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC), London-UK, November 7th – 8th.
  • Lule Hallaçi, Llukan Puka, Markela Muça, Klodiana Bani, A comparative study on survival analysis and some softwares: R, SPSS, EXCEL. AKMA, Methods and Applications, International workshop, University of Tirana, Department of Applied Mathematics, 3 Dec 2016.
  • Lule Hallaçi, Llukan Puka, Guided kernel density estimator and the gamma kernel estimator, ICASE (International Conference on Applied Statistics and Econometrics), 27-28 april 2017, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Puci (2017) “Social Impact of Financial Crisis-The case of Greece”. Proceedings in ICCITBA1, 143-147, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.
  • Puci (2016) “Testing Purchasing Power Parity: A European Union – Albania Case Study”. Proceedings in ICEI’16, 2016.
  • Kulli and A. Biberaj(2016) “EU: Enlargement or BREXIT – What will be the Future?!”, Proceedings in 1st International Conference on European Integration ICEI’16 “European Integration and Economic Development: Challenges and Opportunies”, Vlora.
  • Metushi E, Shima B, Ahmeti S, 2017 “Company Activity on Facebook: The Case of Albanian Companies”, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, the 1st International Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications (ICCITBA), Durres, Albania.
  • Mansaku, Isida; Mansaku, Saimir; Tampakoudis, Ioannis (2016). “A review of the Major Stock Exchanges: NYSE, NASDAQ and LSE in Perspective European Integration and Economic Development Challenges and Opportunities”.1 st International Conference on European Integration ICEI’16. Vlora, Albania
  • Mansaku, Saimir; Mansaku, Isida; Tampakoudis, Ioannis (2016). “The Advances of Information Technology to the Telecommunication Sector: The Case of Albtelecom”. 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research in cooperation with the CIT University, Italian Academy of Science and Education, Sapienza University of Rome and Richtmann Publishing.London, United Kingdom.
  • Demi, Albana, March 11, 2016 – “Financial policies and their impact on the household economy” – Economy of Today, Interdisciplinary approach to Contemporary Economic Challenges”, Lodz, Poland. http://www.tiger.edu.pl/Plan_ET_2016.pdf
  • Demi, Albana, 22 April 2016Reforms in Economy and Justice Condition and Challenge for Albania’s European Perspective – “Impact of liability of financial crisis economists”- 4th International scientific conferences “Reforms in economy and justice conditions and challenge for Albania’s European Perspective”, Tirana, Albania, ISBN 9789928123800.
  • Demi, Albana, October 15-16, 2016 – “Tax policy induced noncompliance – empirical investigation using tax gap for Albania” European integration and Economic Development Challenges and opportunities, Vlora, Albania
  • Demi, Albana, 2-4 November 2016 –The Structure of Financial Reporting and Accounting, Albanian Case”, 2nd RSEP Multidisciplinary Conference, Madrid, Spain, ISBN: 978-605-307-447-2 http://rsepconferences.com/my_documents/my_files/79A_14_ALBANA_DEMI.pdf
  • Agolli, M. And Shehaj, E. (2017) “Dynamics of women participation in labour market during economic downturn 2008-2014: A GMM approach”, presented at the 3rd London School of Economics South East European Research Network Conference“Social Cohesion and Economic Governance” (6-7 April, 2017), Skpopje, Macedonia
  • Shehaj, E. and Agolli, M. (2017) “Dynamcis of women propensit to participate in labour market during economic downturn 2008-2014: a probit approach” presented at the International Scientific Conference on Business and Economics (ISCBE’17) “Building Bridges between Business Research and Industry Needs” hosted by the Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, February 17-18, 2017. Tetova, Macedonia.
  • , M. and Demaj, E. (2017) “The influence of information technology on sectorial efficiency: A stochastic frontier approach” Proceedings in ICCITBA, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1.
  • A.Demi A., Agolli., M. [[2017]“The effect of tax regime change into middle income and poor households; amicrosimulation analyses using HBS 2008-2014” Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1.
  • Agolli M. (2016) “Monitoring pace of progress on the National Employment and Skill Strategy 2014-2020 for Albania” a presentation on the Regional Forum on Vocational Education and Training policies among South Eastern Europe and Turkey, European Training Foundation (1-2 February 2017), Belgrade, Serbia
  • , M. (2016) “Back to Poverty’ Transition – A Synthetic Panel Approach” Internal Scietific Seminar at Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, Antwerpen University (The participation at the seminar has received support under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2013-2017) – InGRID – Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion), Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Demi A., Agolli., M. and Uku., S (2016) “Tax rate and tax compliance in Albania – Does the tax administration or tax payers fail to be Europeans?” presented at 1st International Conference on European Integration, ICEI′16 « European Integration and Economic Development Challenges and Opportunities » October 15-16, 2016, Vlora, Albania
  • Tafa and Gj.Tafa(2016) “Albania as a competitive force in EU, The agricultural sector and its perspectives”, Proceedings in ICEI 1
  • Tafa and Gj.Tafa(2017) “The organization of computerized accounting in terms of an entity”, Proceedings in ICCITBA 1, ISBN: 978-9928-4387-5-1, 2017.

Others

  • Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences. Ll. Puka
  • Department of Mathematics, University ‘A. Xhuvani’, Elbasan. Ll. Puka
Student/ Researcher Subject Master: M

Doctorate: D

Postdoc: P

Supervisor: S

Co-superv. :C

Supervision/Co-Supervision
Jurgen Dashi The Impact of PR on Performance and Evaluation: The Albanian Case M S A. Jaupaj
Enela Bregu The Effects of Training and Development of Employees’ Performance B S A. Jaupaj
Arber Ademi Leadership Models in the Banking Sector M S A. Jaupaj
Saimir Mansaku The Advances of Information Technology to the Telecommunication Sector

the Case of Albtelecom

M S Ioannis

Tampakoudis

Yavuz Kalfa Smart Shipping and Potential Evolution in Commercial Maritime Industry M S Ioannis

Tampakoudis

Klodiana Bani

University of Tirana, Dep of Applied Mathematics

Bayes statistics techniques for data survey in smaller area, estimation, correction and elimination of deformation D S Ll.Puka
Burim Avdullahu

University of Prishtina, Kososvo

Family of a generalized power distribution, statistical properties D S Ll.Puka
Arber Qoshja

University of Tirana, Dep of Applied Mathematics

Some methods used in parameter estimation of some generalized distributions (Lomax, etc.), a comparative study D S Ll.Puka
E. Prifti Risk management of online banking transactions M S A. Kulli/M. Cani
A. Malaj Operational Risk analysis in Securities Industry M S A. Kulli
S.Ahmeti Facebook Activities of the Albanian Companies M S E. Metushi
I. Cekiri CRM activities of the Albanian Banks M S E.Metushi
R.Krasta Advertising Agencies in Albania M S E.Metushi
R.Cobo Business Strategies of Multinational Companies in Albania M S E.Metushi
E.Subashi E-government Process and its Impact on the Albanian Economy B S A.Demi
F.Nanaj “Value Added Tax – Efficiency Evaluation” M S A.Demi
Z. Xhepa Challenges of Albanian Economic Reforms (2006-2015) M S A.Demi
E. Demaj “The influence of information technology on sectorial efficiency: A stochastic frontier approach” B S M. Agolli
E. Shehaj “The impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic growth in Albania” B S M. Agolli
VVojka “Impact of ICT investment on public sector efficiency” B S M. Agolli
E. Kombo “Technological Spillover of Foreign Direct Investment” B S M. Agolli
Th. Gjinari « Structure of the Insurance sector and it efficiency :A stochastic frontier analyses for Albania » B S M. Agolli
SShira “Sustainability of Public Debt” B S M. Agolli
E. Alicka Drivers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Albania B S B.Shima
B.Vojka Leasing, a financing alternative for Albanian companies B S B.Shima
  • CIT Review: “Economic progress of Balkan countries, candidate to EU”, no.5
  • Conference 1: COORP Researchers Cooperation Platform, 8 June 2016; Capacity building, training researchers from 11 universities on International Calls for research projects identification, project assessment, networking and research consortium building. LL.Puka
  • Conference 2: ICEI’16 -1st International Conference on European Integration ICEI’16 “European Integration and Economic Development: Challenges and Opportunies” in collaboration with the “Pavaresia” Private High School, Vlora.
  • Conference 3: ICCITBA: “First International Conference in Computing, Information Technology and Business Applications” in collaboration with the “Aleksander Moisiu” University, Durres.

Workshop 1: AKMA 2016, International Conference in Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics    Department, University of Tirana.LL.Puka

  • Jaupaj Member of the Editorial Board: In essay: English Studies in Albania/Biannual/ISSN: 2078-7413
  • Jaupaj Member of European Society for the Study of English
  • Member of CIPFA “The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy” In England.
  • Reviewer for ECIS2017: 25th European Conference on Information Systems, E.Metushi
  • Reviewer for ITAIS2016: 13th conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS (Accounting Information Systems) E.Metushi
  • Elaboration of the program “Bachelor in Business Administration” 2016, member.
  • Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Mathematics, University ‘A. Xhuvani’, Elbasan
  • Collaborative international research “Mitigate the Risks of Falling Back into Poverty” under the scientific guidance George Gray Molina Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at SIPA Columbia University. (2016-2017)
  • Researcher, Collaborative Research Project “Dynamics of Women Participation in lbaour market in Western Balkan Countries” funded by Reginal Research Promotion Program, an FP7 research infrastructure implemented by the University of Frieburg (2016-2017)

Cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship of Albania under the EU Twinning project “Strengthening of capacities of the Consumer Protection Commission and its Technical Secretariat”. Under this project roughly 10 students participated in a research project and different workshops organised by Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship of Albania

Project 1.       Statistical analyses and modelling for survival data, parametric and/or semi parametric modelling for censored data.

Purpose: The subject of this study project is related with the modelling and statistical data analysis for survival data. It is part of the PhD dissertation of Lule Hallaçi, researcher and instructos at the Dep. of Applied Mathematics in Tirana University and what the supervisor is Prof. Fatmir Hoxha. The main project purposes are related with the interpretation of survival functions and use of the parametric and semiparametric methods for censored data. Particularly Kaplan Meyer method for empirical estimation of survival probabilities and for the visually or statistics tests comparison of survival curves will be revisited. Some new models as the stratified and enlarged Cox models will be studied. The study will be in strong relation with the practical use of the methods, by choosing the best distribution adapted to local real data from the medicine and/or insurance field.

Method. The methodology combines the study of relative aspects in actual literature, theoretical and practical, a comparative study of different aspects and results. The software aspects will be also considered (R, SPSS). The local situation on the possibility of use of such technics will be also considered. For the moment, the methods never are used in medicine or insurance fields in Albania. The projects aim also to open a new field of applications of statistical methods in country.

Publication. Lule Hallaçi, Llukan Puka, Markela Muça, Klodiana Bani, (2016) A comparative study on survival analysis and some softwares: R, SPSS, EXCEL. AKMA, Methods and Applications, International workshop, University of Tirana, Department of Applied Mathematics, 3 Dec 2016

 

 

Project 2. Collaborative Research Project “Social Impact of the Energy Reforms” reporting the energy driven poverty using “Household Budget Survey, World Bank Funded Research (2016-2017)

 

Purpose: Evaluate the impact of energy reform on poverty using existing and primary data at national level.

Method: The project used data from the National Household Budget Survey to estimate the impact of energy price and subsidy reform on family welfare as measured by the per capita consumption. The analyses were based on micro simulation analyses. A national survey was implemented by the Ministry of Energy and the dataset was used to estimate the effect of energy reform on household propensity to fall in poverty.

 

 

Project 3. Collaborative international research Project “Mitigate the Risks of Falling Back Into Poverty” under the scientific guidance George Gray Molina Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at SIPA Columbia University. (2016-2017)

Purpose: Understand the effect of the tax policy change on the risk of households to fall into poverty.

Method: The project was implemented using synthetic panel data set method.

  • We do not have a PhD program at CIT, which is a major issue for efficient research activities.
  • Access to research grants is very limited.
  • Labs in areas of Electric & Analog and Digital Electronic circuits and System Dynamics are missing

MATLAB, MULTISIM, LABVIEW software are not available in CIT

  • Continue teaching at postgraduate level introducing innovative and more practical approaches
  • Assisting students to achieve their academic and professional goals
  • Publishing more than 2 peer-review research papers in journals with high ranking
  • Completion of the PhD studies in 2017-2018
  • Publication of one research paper in impact factor journal (international)
  • Participation in two conferences (one national one international)

Participate in one collaborative research project