Economic Society of Albania was founded in 2014 at a meeting in Tirana, Albania, seeking to promote high quality research in the broadly defined area of social economics. The activities promoted by ESA include the establishment of an international community of economists devoted to the analysis and treatment of the major global economic problems; the organization of regular meetings, seminars and conferences to promote economic discussion and debate; the support given to Young Economists’ Network (YEN) which provides young professionals with a forum to network and to engage with their peers to discuss topical economic issues; the promotion of International Journal of Applied Statistics and Econometrics.
ESA performs activities in three main formats:
1. Scientific Publication _ “International Journal of Applied Statistics and Econometrics”
2. Event Organization
a. International Conference on Applied Statistics and Econometrics 2017
b. First Symposium _Promoting Manufacturing Industry in Albania_ 24 November 2016
c. Second Symposium _Envisioning Albania 2030: Challenges to Employability_ 14 May 2018
3. Project Application
a. Project Application as Leader, Western Balkans Fund: “Teaching and Researching Sustainable Development in Higher Education Institutions in Western Balkan: Summer Institute for Young Academics, Practitioners and Industry Leaders”, December 2017
b. Project Application as Partner, Western Balkans Fund: “6 th Global Youth Forum”, December 2017 Leader: European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD), Serbia
4. Awards
a. The Economic Society of Albania (ESA) intends to award each year an academician for outstanding research accomplishments in economics and to recognize the Best Paper Award of the year.
b. Supporting the organization of a panel on “Progress in Business Climate in Albania in 2017” an award/placket/certificate for a domestic firm in manufacturing industry in the concept of “Made in Albania” by determining criteria setting by a commission in spring 2018, and every year traditionally.


√ Conduct background research on Albania, Western Balkan Region and EU in economic related themes (e.g. How is the country performing in terms of achieving SDGs for 2030?)
√ Assist in writing-up analysis as contributions to briefing notes; working papers and project applications
√ Assist in organizing external events relevant to ESA in Tirana as required.
√ Support planning and preparation of yearly event calendar;
√ Assist with logistics for workshops and field visits;
√ Assist in maintaining ESA’s website content
√ Support ESA Team in other programmatic tasks as required.


The students can apply for the positions opened and if they are accepted they will support these activities for a period of 3 to 6 months depending on the duration of stay. Unfortunately, ESA does not offer any reimbursement to the trainees. It only distributes Certificate of Successful Completion of the Internship and a Letter of Reference from the President of ESA.


The Economic Society of Albania

Epoka University, A Building, No. 30,

Rr. Tiranë-Rinas, Km. 12, Tirana, 1039, Albania.

Phone (pbx): + 355 4 2232 086

Fax: +355 4 2222 117

Email: info.esa.alb@gmail.com

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