Abstract for: Administrative Court of Appeals Backlog Dynamics

This paper focuses on the dynamics of the backlog of the Administrative Court of Appeals of Tirana, Albania. The Administrative Court of Appeals, being one of its kind, since it was established (end of 2013), has been incapable to maintain an acceptable backlog of cases. To portray the behavior over time of this problem a system dynamics approach was applied. The preliminary model replicates the behavior of the backlog from the first quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2016 and makes forecasts until the end of 2021. The paper, by exploring past and present conditions through a simplified model, finds that the issue will continue to exist if conditions remain the same. To tackle the problem, a shortterm and a long-term policy are tested as possible solutions which can be applied through managerial intervention.