Assoc. Prof. Ines NURJA


Ph.D : Mathematics (Statistics) University of Toulouse 1 in Social Sciences, School in Economics, MPSE, France (2000-2005)

Diplôme Europeen d’Economie Quantitative Approfondie (DEEQA). European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) (2000-2001)

MA: Mathematical Economy and Econometry. Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Social Sciences, France (1999-2000)

BA: Degree in Special Mathematics. Natural Science Faculty of Tirana, Albania (1988 -1993)


Research: Labor Market, Gender, Inequality, Analysis of Poverty, Migration, Fertility, Education, Spatial Analysis of Housing Values

Teaching:Bachelor: Statistics, Business Mathematics, Econometrics, Math for Business and Finance, College Algebra, Non-parametric Statistics, Scientific Calculation
Master: Research Methods in Finance, Applied Mathematics
Doctoral: Quantitative Research Methods


Academic Experience

University of New York Tirana (Albania), Department of Economics and Finance, Associate Professor (2013 - Current)

Tirana University, Faculty of Economics. Department of statistics and informatics. Lecturer (part time) (2013- Current)

Tirana University, Faculty of Economics. Department of statistics and informatics. Lecturer (2005- 2007)

University of Toulouse 1 in Social Sciences France Assistant Lecturer (2003-2004)

Administrative Experience

Member of Senate University New York of Tirana (2017 – 2021)

Chair of the Ethics Committee University of New York of Tirana (2014 -2021)

Member of the Steering Committee Agriculture (2012)

Member of Government Central Commission of Population and Housing CENSUS (2011)

Member of the Steering Committee Economic Census (2008)

Member of the Steering Committee ADHS (Albania Demographic and Health Survey) (2008)

Member of the Steering Committee of the Projects with Sweden Cooperation (SIDA) (2007-2013)

Chair of Classification Committee (2008 -2013)

Professional Experience

Director General, Institute of Statistics Albania (2007- 2013)

University of Toulouse 1 and University of Bourgogne (France). Part of the study project about urban housing values (2003-2004)

University of Toulouse 1. Part of the team that built a new software called GEOXP, based in Matlab. (2001-2003)

Société Générale Bank, Paris (France). Stage in geo-marketing in 2001(6 months)


Publications and Conferences:

Nurja, I. & Guxho, P. Factors that Influence Access to Finance for the Agriculture Sector in Albania. 3rd International Conference on Agriculture and Life Sciences in Albania. November 2021.

Lahi. B. & Nurja. I., (November 2020). “Perceptions of mental health care and economy during Covid19”  1st International Conference on Social Sciences: The uncertainties and challenges in the Balkans: Case of COVID’19”, organized by University of New York Tirana, Tirana, Albania (online conference). http://ijbs.unyt.edu.al/index.php/2021/02/01/ijbs-first-econference-book-of-abstracts/

Kastrati, A. & Nurja, I., (May 2021). “Abstract_Hedonic Appraisal of Apartments”

International Conference on Social and Applied Sciences: ““Embracing change and transformation – breakthrough innovation and creativity”  organized by University of New York Tirana, Tirana, Albania (online conference).

Dumani, B., Nurja, I., Subashi, B., & Dumani, N. (2020). Regional Inequality of Economic and Social Developments in Albania. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies9(4), 231-231.

Kasapi, I., & Nurja, I. (2019). The Influence of Cognitive Image on Tourist Loyalty: A Study of Foreign Tourists Visiting Tirana City. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences10(1), 59-59.

I Nurja, Ogerta Elezaj, Determinants of Fertility in Albania : MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research: Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies.Vol 5, No3(2016). http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/ajis/issue/view/215

I.Nurja, A.Kufo Non-performing Loans and Government Taxes in the Albanian Banking System. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 7(6):2039-2117. Nov 2016

Nurja, I. (2016). Dynamics and Place of the Personal Income Tax in Albanian Economy. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies5(3), 25.

I.Nurja, B. Dumani, B. Subashi, “Migration and fertility in marital life in Albania”   “Economic & Social Challenges 2011- “Globalization and Sustainable Development”,International Conference 9-10 December 2011. Albania

I.Nurja, K. Sevrani, B. Dumani   “Education and Poverty in the standard of living surveys”  Economic & Social Challenges and Problems 2010 – At the time of Global   Crisis  and Integration - International Conference. Albania

Nurja, L. Sado, B. Dumani, A. Spaho, L. Thomo, B. Spahiu “Socio demographic changes of the family and child development in Albania” Annual RRPP Scientific Conference: “Social, Political and Economic Change in    the Western Balkans”, 25-26 May 2011, Montenegro

Xhafaj I. Nurja A. Xhafaj. "Statistical methods for the study of poverty, analysis and aplications for the Albanian reality. " 1st International Western Balkans Conference of Mathematical Sciences – IWBCMS-2013”, në Elbasan/ALBANIA. PROCEEDINGS BOOKS.

Xhafaj I. Nurja A. Xhafaj "Statistical estimation of poverty Tirana"

2nd International Symposium on Computing in Informatics and Mathematics   ISCIM 2013, ALBANIA. PROCEEDINGS BOOKS. 26 – 28 September 2013,

E.Xhafaj I.Nurja “Trends in poverty, 2005-2008-2012 “  5thINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE“Information Systems and Technology Innovations:projecting trends to a New Economy . Albania Tirana, June 6-7, 2014

E .Xhafaj, I. Nurja, A. Xhafaj  2014 “Econometric scales of equivalence, their implementations in Albania”. European Scientific Journal.Vol. 3 February 2014ISSN: 1857-7431 (on line) ISSN: 1857-7881 (Print)

E .Xhafaj, I. Nurja, 2015 “The Principal Components Analysis and Cluster Analysis as Tools for the Estimation of Poverty, an Albanian Case Study”. European Scientific Journal. Volume 4 Issue 1 January 2015 ISSN (Online): 2319-7064 (on line)

Nurja (Heba) Ledia Thomo Kozeta Sevrani "Education and Poverty in Albania" International journal of Science Innovation New Technology Vol.1, No.11, November 2014 . ISSN 2223-2257Online ISSN 2225-0751

Nurja (Heba) Kozeta Sevrani Bukurie Dumani " Education in Albania bases on Living Standarts Measurements Survey " International journal of Science Innovation New Technology Vol.1, No.10, July2014, ISSN 2223-2257Online ISSN 2225-0751

Nurja Les séminaires de statistique de l'Université Laval,Quebec City, Canada, Refereed Journal Articles February 17th2005

Heba, I.& Malin, E. & Thomas-Agnan, C., 2002. "Exploratory spatial data analysis with GEOXP," ERSA conference papers ersa02p498, European Regional Science Association.

Aragon, I. Heba et C. Thomas-Agnan et C. Baumont “Spatial modeling of urban housing values: the case of the Agglomeration of Dijon”, 2nd Spatial Econometrics Workshop, LATEC, Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, 13 mai 2003.

Aragon, I. Heba et C. Thomas-Agnan et C. Baumont "Spatial effects in housing price models : do housing prices capitalize urban development policies in the Agglomeration of Dijon (1999)". 50th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International,Philadelphie (Etats-Unis), November, 2003.

Funded Research Projects

Field research and country/area analysis: Albania: Ines Nurja, Ledia Thomo, Anisa Omuri. Corruption in the western Balkans: Bribery as experiences by the population. United nations office on drugs and crime Co-financed by the European Commission. Vienna 2011. http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/corruption/Western_balkans_corruption_report_2011_web.pdf

Field research and country/area analysis: Albania: Olsida Capo, Elsa Dhuli, Ines Nurja. Business corruption and crime in the western Balkans: The impact of bribery and other crime on private enterprise. United Nations office on drugs and crime. Vienna   2013. http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/corruption/Western_balkans_business_corruption_web.pdf


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