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Merita Zulfiu Alili

Faculty : Contemporary Social Sciences
Position : Associate Professor
Engagement type : Full time
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Telephone : 00389 44 356 134
Languages ( Self-evaluated )
C2 - Proficient
C2 - Proficient
B2 - Upper Intermediate
A2 - Elementary


  • Sep 2009 - Feb 2014: Doctor of Philosophy
    Staffordshire University, UK
    Thesis: "The Impact of Foreign Ownership on Wage Inequality and Skill Intensity in Transition Economies with Special Reference to Macedonia"

  • 2006 - 2007: MSc Economics for Business Analysis
    Staffordshire University, UK
    Thesis: "Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Transition Economies with Particular Reference to Macedonia’s Performance"

  • 2001 - 2004: Diploma
    Faculty: Faculty of Business Administration –department of Marketing
    South East European University, Tetovo


  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; King, Russell; Gëdeshi, Ilir; Potential Migration of Educated Youth from North Macedonia: Can Brain Drain be Averted?. In Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, pp. 67-81. 2022. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Key Performance Indicators of Public-Owned Enterprises (POEs) in North Macedonia. In Accountability, anti-corruption, and transparency policies in Public-Owned Enterprises (POEs) – Part I, by Zatti, A, pp. 113-124. CIRIEC Studies Series 2, Liège, Belgium, 2021. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Adnett, Nick; Return migrants in Albania: The determinants of “entrepreneurial gain”. In Review of Development Economics, pp. 1-17. 2021. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; The Impact of Foreign Ownership on Wage Inequality and Skill Intensity. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2021. (Link)

  • Mehmetaj, Nevila; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Employment of Economics Graduates: do Grade Point Averages Matter?. In Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems , pp. 210-226, Vol. 19 No. 2. 2021. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Ahmedi-Arifi, Blerta; Bejtullahi, Drita; Irregular Migration and Smuggling of Migrants along North Macedonia. RULE OF LAW, GOVERNANCE AND SOCIETY IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC Book of Porceeedings of 2nd Online International Scientific Conference on Social and Legal Sciences (OISCSLS ’20). South East European University, Skopje, 2021. (Link)

  • Ziberi, Besime; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Economic Growth in the Western Balkans: A Panel Analysis. In South East European Journal of Economics and Business, pp. 68-81. 2021. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Memeti, Memet; Ahmedi-Arifi, Blerta; Kasami, Pranvera; Academic Brain Drain: The Case of North Macedonia. Transnational Press London, London, 2021. (Link)

  • Veseli-Kurtishi, Teuta; Gërçari, Agnesa; Suli, Shpresa; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; The Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behaviours during Online Shopping: Case, Republic of Kosovo. ISCBIT2020, Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, Tetovo, 2020. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Kadriu, Besa ; Youth Emigration from North Macedonia. Transnational Press London, London, 2020. (Link)

  • Kadriu, Besa; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Aliji, Shpresa; Rule and Strategies of Good Governance in the Process of Integration, Case of North Macedonia. Good Governance and the Rule of Law in the Perspective of EU Integration; South East European University, Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences & Faculty of Law, Skopje, 2020. (Link)

  • Mehmetaj, Nevila; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Youth Graduates Employment Country Studies of Albania and North Macedonia in Economics Programs. ENTRENOVA 2020, Zagreb, 2020. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Kreci, Veli; Krauss, Alexander ; Trunk, Nada; The Role of Volunteering in the Integration of Roma Children in Schools-Lessons for the Republic of North Macedonia. In SEEU Review Volume 14 Issue 2, DOI: 10.2478/seeur-2019-0020, pp. 78-93. 2020. (Link)

  • Dermol, V; Krauss, A; Muc, J; Garcia, A; Juana-Espinosa, S; Kadriu, B; Koren, A; Kreci, V; Lunder Verlic, S; Novak Trunk, A; Osmanovic, S; Payá Pérez, V; Rosser Liminana, A; Sebastio, A; Trunk, A; Zulfiu Alili, M; Trunk Širca, N; EU Challenge to Build a Cohesive and Diverse Society- Step by Step towards Inclusion in School. A Case of Roma and Migrant Population. ToKnowPress, Bangkok-Celje-Lublin, 2020. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; The Impact Of COVID-19 On Labour Market In North Macedonia. Faculty of Economics-Skopje, SS. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, 2020. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Kreci, Veli; Krauss, Alexander; Trunk, Nada; Integration of Roma children in schools- Lessons for the Republic of North Macedonia. 3rd International Scientific Conference on Business and Economics “Transition to Development: Emerging Challenges and Perspectives”, SEEU, Skopje, 2019. (Link)

  • Alija, Shpresa; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Kadriu, Besa; Arifi, Avni ; Veseli- Kurtishi, Teuta; Consolidation and sustainability of the pension system of Republic of Macedonia: an analysis of economic indicators . ISCBE 2019, SEEU, Skopje, 2019. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Adnett, Nick; Veseli-Kurtishi, Teuta; The Determinants of the Employment Status of Return Migrants in Albania . In Migration Letters, pp. 625 – 636, Volume: 16, No: 4. 2019. (Link)

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Do Foreign-Owned Firms Provide More Formal Training Than Their Domestic Counterparts?. In European Journal of Sustainable Development, Volume 7, Issue 4 , pp. 302-316. 2018.

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Adnett, Nick ; Did FDI Increase Wage Inequality in Transition Economies?. In International Journal of Social Economics, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp. 1283-1304. 2018.

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Return of highly skilled migrants in Macedonia and absorption of knowledge transferred. OSF Regional Alumni Conference 2018 “OSF Alumni as Policy Advisors in EU integration of the Western Balkans” , Belgrade, Serbia, 2018.

  • Brankovic, Nina ; Zulfiu Alili, Merita; Kaleshi, Entela ; Djordjevic, Biljana ; Migration Crisis and Western Balkan Response: A crave for functional approach!. Belgrade Open School and Open Society Foundations, Belgrade, 2017.

  • Zulfiu Alili, Merita; The Impact of Foreign Ownership on Provision of Training in Transition Economies. ICIB 2016, Thessaloniki, 2016. (Link)

Work Experience

  • 2004 - Present : Full time Associate Professor
    SEEU, Tetovo, Macedonia
    Type of business or sector: Education