EFSA Katedre

Department for Quantitative Economics

Department of Quantitative Economics encompasses two programs: Quantitative Economics and Mathematics. The first year of studies offers the following courses: Mathematics for Economists, Statistics in Economics and Management and Business Statistics, depending on the program of the studies. The second year of studies offers: Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management, Quantitative Models in Finance Economic Analysis and Operational Research. In the international program of the first cycle of studies at Sarajevo Business School, the Department offers the course Business Mathematics and Statistics in English.      

Application of quantitative methods and models in economics has numerous advantages that contribute to the quality of economic research. Applying quantitative methods, models and the corresponding algorithms helps to make more accurate and efficient research of complex economic phenomena and issues as well as their interdependence with the aim of making decisions and forecasting future trends of economic aspects and processes.

Department Members

Department Management:

Almira Arnaut-Berilo, Associate Professor, Head of Department
Lejla Smajlović, Professor, Deputy Head of Department
Ademir Abdić, Assistant Professor, Secretary


Emina Resić, PhD
Areas of research: Sample Selection Models, Parametric Inference, Nonparametric Inference, Time Series Analysis, Multivariate Statistic.
E-mail: emina.resic@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 275 924

Lejla Smajlović, PhD
Areas of research: Mathematical analysis and applications, Analytic number theory, Automorphic forms.
E-mail: lejla.smajlovic@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 275 928

Associate professors:

Almira Arnaut-Berilo, PhD
Areas of research: Operations research, Optimization Methods, Decision Theory, Quantitative Methods in Management, Multivariate Statistics.
E-mail: almira.arnaut@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 275 954

Lamija Šćeta, PhD
Areas of research: Theory of Numbers, Theory of Summability, Applied Mathematics.
E-mail: lamija.sceta@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 564 398

Assistant professor:

Adela Delalić, PhD
Areas of research: Statistics, Factor Analysis,Mathematical Models of Decision Theory, Operational Research, Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Methods in Economics.
E-mail: adela.delalic@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 253 780

Merima Balavac, PhD
Areas of research: Statistics, Econometrics, Operational Research, Quantitative Methods in Economics.
E-mail: merima.balavac@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 564 393

Ademir Abdić, PhD
Areas of research: Statistics, Economic Analysis, Econometrics, Quantitative Analysis of Time Series.
E-mail: ademir.abdic@efsa.unsa.ba
Phone: + 387 33 275 991


Mirza Šikalo, MA
E-mail: mirza.sikalo@efsa.unsa.ba