Presently, there are three research projects being conducted by Universum, namely the Business Outlook, Employment Barometer and Business in Kosovo Policy Paper Series.
Business Outlook is a 10-year research project, which is aimed at measuring the trends and movements in the business environment in Kosovo annually. Business Outlook contributes to the advancement of both our students and staff. On the one hand, the students of Universum gather the complex data needed to construct the quantitative analysis, whereas the staff complements the quantitative data with a qualitative analysis upon the data concerned. That being said, the Business Outlook shows the momentum of businesses’ performance, and predicts the potential shortcomings and/or challenges of the latter. By doing so, the Business Outlook, released at the beginning of each year, shows to the business community, foreign investors and public governors the current trends of performance and the forecasted movements in the business sector in Kosovo, as to sharpen their policies and to smooth their involvement.
Employment Barometer is another 10-year research project, which is aimed at measuring the trends and shifts in the labor market in Kosovo. The Barometer is released once per year, and it is conducted through the students’ work and staff’s academic analyses. The Employment Barometer shows the current indicators in the labor market in Kosovo, and forecasts the shortcoming s and/or prospects in the latter. To that extent, the Employment Barometer informs policy makers, private investors, business owners etc about the needed steps to improve the potential challenges, and the prospective interventions that need to overcome the predicted challenges.
Business in Kosovo
Policy Paper Series is a series of working papers that discuss, quantitatively measure, qualitatively analyze, and theoretically test the current leanings and challenges of the Kosovo’s business environment. The series contributes to the expansion, and to some extent innovation, of the policy debate over the business in Kosovo, the regional interdependence of the latter, and from time to time the interference of the global business trends in the Kosovo’s business performance. The series of papers are aimed at informing the policy-makers and academics about both the shortcomings and prospects of Kosovo’s business, through engaging with policy solutions and directions from most of the developed market economies’ practices. Each paper written as part of this series undergoes a rigorous peer-review procedure from the international Research Committee of the college, while allowing each author to express his/her views on bases of policy values. Each paper produced in this series is published by the Universum College Press, and made available online. The ‘Business in Kosovo’ Policy Paper Series is the first of its kind in Kosovo, and has greatly promoted the study of policy, from both market and government standpoint, as a mean to being informed and capable of addressing rational policy solutions.
The Universum Institute for Economic and Social Studies is currently projecting two research projects for internal peer-review process. Only after the internal peer-review process has taken place, the research projects will be published in this page.