Valbona Karapici is born on 02.06.1982 in Tirana, Albania. She completed successfully her studies in Economics and Market Policy at the University of Bologna, with a thesis in modelling and forecasting electricity prices in the Italian electricity market, with cum laude. Later began Valbona Karapici her PhD studies as an external PhD student at the Department of Public finance at the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg. After completing successfully her PhD studies in 2017 she received the grad

Highest Level of Education

Doctorate and post-doctoral

Current Job/Study field

Academia / research


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Current employer

University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics

Work experience

  • Lecturer/Researcher of Economic, Energy Economics
    University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics - Full-time From September 2006 to Present

    Researcher and Lecturer of Economic, Macroeconomics and Economics of Generation.


  • Electricity Trade Opportunities: the case of an integrated market
    Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg From January 2009 to May 2017
  • MOdelling and forecasting Electricity Prices in the Italian Electricity MArket
    University of Bologna From September 2009 to March 2012

Area of expertise

Competition/Economics Economic modelling Electricity market design Electricity Regulation Energy market models


  • Albanian
  • Italian
  • English
  • German


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