Prof. Dr. Mansor H. Ibrahim
Qualification:Ph.D.in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA . (1996)
Fields/Area of Specialization:Macro/Monetary Economics
Prior to joining INCEIF, Prof. Dr. Mansor H. Ibrahim served the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for three years (2009- 2011) and the Department of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia for 12 years (1996-2008). He studied at Washington University where he received his A. B. (Economics) in 1990, A.M. (Economics) in 1991 and PhD in Economics in 1996. His research interest includes monetary economics, money and banking, analysis of financial markets and applied econometrics.

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Saaid, Abd elrhman Elzahi; Rosly, Saiful Azhar; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Abdullah, Naziruddin (2003)

  • Important changes have taken place in the Sudanese banking industry since 1989. The transformation of the banking industry to conform to the Islamic principles has put the spotlight on the performance of the Islamic banks in Sudan. This study investigates the X-efficiency (technical and allocative) of these banks. The study used the basic Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA). This is accomplished by decomposing the error term into two components, namely random noise (vi) and possible inefficiency (ui). The empirical results tend to suggest that banks in the sample had low levels of X-efficiency. This implied that the Sudanese Islamic banks were not optimizing their inputs usage. However...

  • bail_out_success_evidence_investment-cash_flow_relationship_adib_mansor_pisal_yusoff.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ismail, Mohd Adib; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal; Yusoff, Mohammed (2013)

  • The 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis affected the balance sheets of many Malaysian firms, which increased the financial constraints on such firms. To counter the impacts, the Malaysian government carried out various directed policy measures known collectively as the bail-out policy. The present paper examines the success of the policy to reduce the financial constraints. The present paper uses panel estimation methods to analyze the relationship between firms’ investments and their cash flows. The sample of study is split into two subsamples, consisting of the periods before and after the financial crisis, respectively. The success of the policy is measured based upon the easing of fi...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ismail, Mohd Adib; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Yusoff, Mohammed; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal (2010)

  • This paper is aimed to examine the impact of bail-out policy carried out following the financial crisis which hit the Malaysian economy some years ago. Using panel estimation methods, this study tries to analyze the relationship between firms‟ investments and their cash flows before and after the crisis period. Theoretically, the relationship becomes tight due to the crisis. This tight relationship indicates the existence of severe financial constraints faced by existing firms. Such relationship is on the contrast to the loose relationship prior the crisis when the financial market was liberalized through various deregulations including the interest rates deregulation. However, to com...

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  • Authors : Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza (2014)

  • Over the past decades much effort and research has gone into establishing a viable set of Islamic financial institutions. An area of utmost importance, which still has gaping holes, is the development of instruments for government financing on a global level. Most developing countries including the bulk of Muslim nations, are heaviliy indebted with high reliance on multilateral financing primarily based on high interest rates. This vicious cycle of interest rates and debt have stunted the growth of these nations and worsened the conditions of the masses. This research brings to the forefront the concept of an equity in nature GDP linked paper, which allows for enhanced risk sharing ba...

  • tripartite_analysis_across_business_cycles_Turkey_multi-timescale_inquiry_efficiency_volatility_integration_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Arshad, Shaista; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2014)

  • In the current era of globalization, deregulation and liberalization of markets have led to financial integration amongst developing and developed countries. The sudden massive inflow of capital into developing country's stock markets begs the question of whether or not the markets are sufficiently efficient to handle the increasing integration of markets. Furthermore, the relationship between the integration and efficiency of stock markets tends to be of greater importance during economic downturns. Taking Turkey as a case study owing to its economic growth and importance in two successful blocs, i.e. the EU and the OIC, we attempt to analyse the linkages between stock market efficie...

  • yen_dollar_rate_Malaysia_US_bilateral_trade_empirical_note_mansor_ibrahim.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2009)

  • With much emphasis on the yen-dollar exchange rate in accounting for macroeconomic performance of a dollar-pegged country, the present paper estimates Malaysia-US bilateral trade incorporating the yen as a determinant. The presence of long-run bilateral exports and imports functions is validated via a bounds testing procedure. Estimating long-run exports and imports functions as well as their short-run dynamics using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) modeling, we find evidence for significant role played by yen in both the long run and the short run. Accordingly, in analyzing exports and imports performance of a dollar-pegged country, the yen-dollar exchange rate should not be ign...

  • yen-dollar_exchange_rate__Malaysian_macroeconomic_dynamics_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2007-09-01)

  • This paper empirically assesses the effect of the yen-dollar exchange rate on selected macroeconomic variables, namely, real output, price level, and money supply, for Malaysia. The results, which are based on a vector autoregressive framework, suggest that variations in the yen-dollar rate can have significant influences on Malaysia’s macroeconomic variables. More specifically, the yen-dollar depreciation leads to contraction in real GDP and money supply. These results are fairly robust to alternative model specifications. We believe that, apart from providing important insights into the interactions between the yen-dollar rate and domestic macroeconomic variables, our results contri...

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  • Blog Post


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015-07-08)

  • Blog post by Prof Mansor Mansor H. Ibrahim, Dean of Graduate School Studies and Professor of Finance and Econometrics on “The Way forward for Islamic finance research“.

  • unique_risk_exposures_Islamic_banks_capital_buffers_dynamic_panel_data_analysis_hassan.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Daher, Hassan; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015)

  • The growing relevance of Islamic banking from a prudential perspective warrants the need to investigate the susceptibilities of Islamic banks’ capital buffers to unique risks emanating from their operating environments. We employ a panel model using two-step dynamic Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) on a data set comprising 128 conventional and Islamic banks. Our results tend to indicate privately owned Islamic banks, unlike their state owned counterparts, attempt to safeguard shareholders by independently mitigating the effects of displaced commercial risk through higher capital buffers. The relation between equity investment risk and bank capital buffers also seems to vary by regi...

  • role_gold_financial_investment_malaysian_perspectives_mansor_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2011)

  • The paper assesses whether gold investment provides diversification, hedge, or safe haven benefit for the case of Malaysia using daily data from August 2001 to March 2010. The results indicate that at best gold serves as a diversification asset for Malaysian investors. In the analysis, we also find changing investment role of gold in recent years marked by global financial market uncertainties. The hedge and safe haven properties of gold investment documented in the initial sub-sample have been degraded to only diversification property. Moreover, the extreme market conditions tend to weaken the role of gold as a diversification asset in financial portfolio formation.

Prof. Dr. Mansor H. Ibrahim
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Qualification: Ph.D.in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA . (1996)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Macro/Monetary Economics
Prior to joining INCEIF, Prof. Dr. Mansor H. Ibrahim served the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for three years (2009- 2011) and the Department of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia for 12 years (1996-2008). He studied at Washington University where he received his A. B. (Economics) in 1990, A.M. (Economics) in 1991 and PhD in Economics in 1996. His research interest includes monetary economics, money and banking, analysis of financial markets and applied econometrics.
Showing results 1 to 10 of 91
  • x-efficiency_sudanese_islamic_banks_saiful_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Saaid, Abd elrhman Elzahi; Rosly, Saiful Azhar; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Abdullah, Naziruddin (2003)

  • Important changes have taken place in the Sudanese banking industry since 1989. The transformation of the banking industry to conform to the Islamic principles has put the spotlight on the performance of the Islamic banks in Sudan. This study investigates the X-efficiency (technical and allocative) of these banks. The study used the basic Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA). This is accomplished by decomposing the error term into two components, namely random noise (vi) and possible inefficiency (ui). The empirical results tend to suggest that banks in the sample had low levels of X-efficiency. This implied that the Sudanese Islamic banks were not optimizing their inputs usage. However...

  • bail_out_success_evidence_investment-cash_flow_relationship_adib_mansor_pisal_yusoff.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ismail, Mohd Adib; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal; Yusoff, Mohammed (2013)

  • The 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis affected the balance sheets of many Malaysian firms, which increased the financial constraints on such firms. To counter the impacts, the Malaysian government carried out various directed policy measures known collectively as the bail-out policy. The present paper examines the success of the policy to reduce the financial constraints. The present paper uses panel estimation methods to analyze the relationship between firms’ investments and their cash flows. The sample of study is split into two subsamples, consisting of the periods before and after the financial crisis, respectively. The success of the policy is measured based upon the easing of fi...

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ismail, Mohd Adib; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Yusoff, Mohammed; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal (2010)

  • This paper is aimed to examine the impact of bail-out policy carried out following the financial crisis which hit the Malaysian economy some years ago. Using panel estimation methods, this study tries to analyze the relationship between firms‟ investments and their cash flows before and after the crisis period. Theoretically, the relationship becomes tight due to the crisis. This tight relationship indicates the existence of severe financial constraints faced by existing firms. Such relationship is on the contrast to the loose relationship prior the crisis when the financial market was liberalized through various deregulations including the interest rates deregulation. However, to com...

  • item.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors : Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza (2014)

  • Over the past decades much effort and research has gone into establishing a viable set of Islamic financial institutions. An area of utmost importance, which still has gaping holes, is the development of instruments for government financing on a global level. Most developing countries including the bulk of Muslim nations, are heaviliy indebted with high reliance on multilateral financing primarily based on high interest rates. This vicious cycle of interest rates and debt have stunted the growth of these nations and worsened the conditions of the masses. This research brings to the forefront the concept of an equity in nature GDP linked paper, which allows for enhanced risk sharing ba...

  • tripartite_analysis_across_business_cycles_Turkey_multi-timescale_inquiry_efficiency_volatility_integration_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Arshad, Shaista; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2014)

  • In the current era of globalization, deregulation and liberalization of markets have led to financial integration amongst developing and developed countries. The sudden massive inflow of capital into developing country's stock markets begs the question of whether or not the markets are sufficiently efficient to handle the increasing integration of markets. Furthermore, the relationship between the integration and efficiency of stock markets tends to be of greater importance during economic downturns. Taking Turkey as a case study owing to its economic growth and importance in two successful blocs, i.e. the EU and the OIC, we attempt to analyse the linkages between stock market efficie...

  • yen_dollar_rate_Malaysia_US_bilateral_trade_empirical_note_mansor_ibrahim.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2009)

  • With much emphasis on the yen-dollar exchange rate in accounting for macroeconomic performance of a dollar-pegged country, the present paper estimates Malaysia-US bilateral trade incorporating the yen as a determinant. The presence of long-run bilateral exports and imports functions is validated via a bounds testing procedure. Estimating long-run exports and imports functions as well as their short-run dynamics using autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) modeling, we find evidence for significant role played by yen in both the long run and the short run. Accordingly, in analyzing exports and imports performance of a dollar-pegged country, the yen-dollar exchange rate should not be ign...

  • yen-dollar_exchange_rate__Malaysian_macroeconomic_dynamics_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2007-09-01)

  • This paper empirically assesses the effect of the yen-dollar exchange rate on selected macroeconomic variables, namely, real output, price level, and money supply, for Malaysia. The results, which are based on a vector autoregressive framework, suggest that variations in the yen-dollar rate can have significant influences on Malaysia’s macroeconomic variables. More specifically, the yen-dollar depreciation leads to contraction in real GDP and money supply. These results are fairly robust to alternative model specifications. We believe that, apart from providing important insights into the interactions between the yen-dollar rate and domestic macroeconomic variables, our results contri...

  • item.jpg
  • Blog Post


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015-07-08)

  • Blog post by Prof Mansor Mansor H. Ibrahim, Dean of Graduate School Studies and Professor of Finance and Econometrics on “The Way forward for Islamic finance research“.

  • unique_risk_exposures_Islamic_banks_capital_buffers_dynamic_panel_data_analysis_hassan.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Daher, Hassan; Mohammed Masih, Abul Mansur; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015)

  • The growing relevance of Islamic banking from a prudential perspective warrants the need to investigate the susceptibilities of Islamic banks’ capital buffers to unique risks emanating from their operating environments. We employ a panel model using two-step dynamic Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) on a data set comprising 128 conventional and Islamic banks. Our results tend to indicate privately owned Islamic banks, unlike their state owned counterparts, attempt to safeguard shareholders by independently mitigating the effects of displaced commercial risk through higher capital buffers. The relation between equity investment risk and bank capital buffers also seems to vary by regi...

  • role_gold_financial_investment_malaysian_perspectives_mansor_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors : Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2011)

  • The paper assesses whether gold investment provides diversification, hedge, or safe haven benefit for the case of Malaysia using daily data from August 2001 to March 2010. The results indicate that at best gold serves as a diversification asset for Malaysian investors. In the analysis, we also find changing investment role of gold in recent years marked by global financial market uncertainties. The hedge and safe haven properties of gold investment documented in the initial sub-sample have been degraded to only diversification property. Moreover, the extreme market conditions tend to weaken the role of gold as a diversification asset in financial portfolio formation.