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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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The rapid development of the Islamic banking sector in many Muslim countries especially in Malaysia and the Middle East and its increasing acceptance in non-Muslim world has captivated much interest in recent years. Its alleged resiliency during the recent global financial crisis has prompted some to offer the Islamic banking model as a solution to the malaise of the present interest rate-based banking system, normally dubbed as the conventional banking system. A pre-dominant view among Muslim professionals and policymakers holds Islamic banking to be more equitable and more stable, aspects well-noted to be critical for societal well-beings. This view is principally based on the belief in the Islamic banking business model as prescribed by Islamic laws or the Shariah. Islamic banking is...

  • does_trust_contribute_stock_market_development_adam.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Mirakhor, Abbas (2016)

  • In view of the increasing contributions of social capital in financial development, we examine the relevance of social capital in stock market development by applying Bayesian model averaging on 37 variables across 60 countries from 2000 to 2006. The results demonstrate that trust is a robust and positive determinant of stock market depth and liquidity, and that trust is the most relevant component of social capital in market development. Macroeconomic instability in the form of inflationary changes has a dampening effect on trust in the trading of stock. Further, social capital and its components, particularly trust, are more relevant to stock market development in countries with weak rule of law, non-Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (non-OECD) and Organization of...

  • banking_models_monetary_transmission_mechanism_Malaysia_are_Islamic_banks_different_malika.pdf.jpg
  • Journal article


  • Akhatova, Malika; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2016)

  • The present paper comparatively evaluates the credit channel of monetary transmission process of Islamic banks and conventional banks by focusing on their lending/financing behaviour in responses to monetary policy shocks as well as other shocks. Adopting structural vector autoregression (SVAR) specification, we validate the significant responses of both conventional bank credit and Islamic bank financing to monetary policy shocks. However, the dynamic behaviour of Islamic banks following monetary policy shocks as well as other shocks tends to be different. Our analysis indicates that the Islamic bank financing tends to respond immediately while the conventional bank credit exhibits delayed responses to interest rate hikes. These results are generally robust to alternative specification...

  • business_cycle_bank_lending_procyclicality_dual_banking_system_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2016)

  • The paper studies bank lending behaviour over the business cycle in a dual banking system, Malaysia, with the objective of ascertaining whether Islamic banks have a role in stabilizing credit. The study makes use of unbalanced panel data of 21 conventional banks and 16 Islamic banks covering mostly the period 2001–2013. Applying dynamic GMM estimators, we find the aggregate loans by banks to be pro-cyclical in conformity with existing studies. However, when we segregate the lending/financing behaviour of conventional and Islamic banks, the cyclicality of bank lending seems to be true only for conventional banks. As for the Islamic banks, the business cycle does not seem to affect their financing decisions. Indeed, there is indication that the Islamic banks in general and the full-fledge...

  • dynamic_analysis_output_energy_consumption_co2_emissions_Malaysia_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2016)

  • Present paper analyzes the interrelations between output, energy consumption, and carbon emissions in light of Malaysia's development experience from a commodity-based economy to an industrial-based economy by means of a vector autoregression (VAR) framework. The results suggest substantial interactions among the three variables. Moreover, manufacturing output tends to exert persistent influences on carbon emissions, energy consumption, and non-manufacturing output. Meanwhile, the significant causal relations from non-manufacturing output to energy variables are found for first few years. These results are robust to the inclusion of additional variables, namely, trade openness, investment, and population in the system.

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  • Blog Post


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015-08-04)

  • Blog post by Prof Mansor Mansor H. Ibrahim, Dean of Graduate School Studies and Professor of Finance and Econometrics on “Lacuna in Islamic finance“.

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  • Blog Post


  • 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“.

  • property_rights_stock_market-growth_nexus_adamng.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015)

  • Using threshold estimation techniques, this study examines whether the growth effect of stock market development differs according to the different levels of property rights and minority shareholders protection in a cross-section of 85 jurisdictions during the post-crisis period. The results demonstrate that the impact of stock market liquidity on growth is positive and significant only in jurisdictions where there is high level of property rights protection. Similar effect is discerned in the case of strong minority shareholders protection. Using the market size as a measure of stock market development, the paper also documents a positive growth effect of market size when property rights and minority shareholders protection are strong. However, there is mixed evidence in the low to med...

  • ethical_behavior_trustworthiness_stock_market_growth_nexus_adam_mansor_abbas.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Mirakhor, Abbas (2015)

  • While formal institutional quality has been used to explain the finance-growth nexus, the role of social capital has not been fully addressed. The proposition of “better finance, more growth” is important amidst concerns over the erosion of ethics and trust in finance in the aftermath of the 2007/2008 global financial crisis. Using threshold estimation technique, this study examines whether the growth effect of stock market development differs according to the distinct levels of ethical behavior and trustworthiness in a cross-section of 73 jurisdictions during the post-crisis period. The results demonstrate that the impact of stock market liquidity on gross domestic product (GDP) and total factor productivity (TFP) growth is positive and significant only where there is high level of eth...

  • emissions_trade_southeast_east_asian_countries_panel_co-integration_analysis_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza (2015)

  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the implication of trade on carbon emissions in a panel of eight highly trading Southeast and East Asian countries, namely, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Design/methodology/approach – The analysis relies on the standard quadratic environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) extended to include energy consumption and international trade. A battery of panel unit root and co-integration tests is applied to establish the variables’ stochastic properties and their long-run relations. Then, the specified EKC is estimated using the panel dynamic ordinary least square (OLS) estimation technique. Findings – The panel co-integration statistics verifies the validity of the extended EKC fo...

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 63
  • IF_Hub_Issue_2_Putting_more_RICE_Mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The rapid development of the Islamic banking sector in many Muslim countries especially in Malaysia and the Middle East and its increasing acceptance in non-Muslim world has captivated much interest in recent years. Its alleged resiliency during the recent global financial crisis has prompted some to offer the Islamic banking model as a solution to the malaise of the present interest rate-based banking system, normally dubbed as the conventional banking system. A pre-dominant view among Muslim professionals and policymakers holds Islamic banking to be more equitable and more stable, aspects well-noted to be critical for societal well-beings. This view is principally based on the belief in the Islamic banking business model as prescribed by Islamic laws or the Shariah. Islamic banking is...

  • does_trust_contribute_stock_market_development_adam.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Mirakhor, Abbas (2016)

  • In view of the increasing contributions of social capital in financial development, we examine the relevance of social capital in stock market development by applying Bayesian model averaging on 37 variables across 60 countries from 2000 to 2006. The results demonstrate that trust is a robust and positive determinant of stock market depth and liquidity, and that trust is the most relevant component of social capital in market development. Macroeconomic instability in the form of inflationary changes has a dampening effect on trust in the trading of stock. Further, social capital and its components, particularly trust, are more relevant to stock market development in countries with weak rule of law, non-Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (non-OECD) and Organization of...

  • banking_models_monetary_transmission_mechanism_Malaysia_are_Islamic_banks_different_malika.pdf.jpg
  • Journal article


  • Akhatova, Malika; Zainal, Mohd-Pisal; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2016)

  • The present paper comparatively evaluates the credit channel of monetary transmission process of Islamic banks and conventional banks by focusing on their lending/financing behaviour in responses to monetary policy shocks as well as other shocks. Adopting structural vector autoregression (SVAR) specification, we validate the significant responses of both conventional bank credit and Islamic bank financing to monetary policy shocks. However, the dynamic behaviour of Islamic banks following monetary policy shocks as well as other shocks tends to be different. Our analysis indicates that the Islamic bank financing tends to respond immediately while the conventional bank credit exhibits delayed responses to interest rate hikes. These results are generally robust to alternative specification...

  • business_cycle_bank_lending_procyclicality_dual_banking_system_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2016)

  • The paper studies bank lending behaviour over the business cycle in a dual banking system, Malaysia, with the objective of ascertaining whether Islamic banks have a role in stabilizing credit. The study makes use of unbalanced panel data of 21 conventional banks and 16 Islamic banks covering mostly the period 2001–2013. Applying dynamic GMM estimators, we find the aggregate loans by banks to be pro-cyclical in conformity with existing studies. However, when we segregate the lending/financing behaviour of conventional and Islamic banks, the cyclicality of bank lending seems to be true only for conventional banks. As for the Islamic banks, the business cycle does not seem to affect their financing decisions. Indeed, there is indication that the Islamic banks in general and the full-fledge...

  • dynamic_analysis_output_energy_consumption_co2_emissions_Malaysia_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2016)

  • Present paper analyzes the interrelations between output, energy consumption, and carbon emissions in light of Malaysia's development experience from a commodity-based economy to an industrial-based economy by means of a vector autoregression (VAR) framework. The results suggest substantial interactions among the three variables. Moreover, manufacturing output tends to exert persistent influences on carbon emissions, energy consumption, and non-manufacturing output. Meanwhile, the significant causal relations from non-manufacturing output to energy variables are found for first few years. These results are robust to the inclusion of additional variables, namely, trade openness, investment, and population in the system.

  • item.jpg
  • Blog Post


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015-08-04)

  • Blog post by Prof Mansor Mansor H. Ibrahim, Dean of Graduate School Studies and Professor of Finance and Econometrics on “Lacuna in Islamic finance“.

  • item.jpg
  • Blog Post


  • 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“.

  • property_rights_stock_market-growth_nexus_adamng.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2015)

  • Using threshold estimation techniques, this study examines whether the growth effect of stock market development differs according to the different levels of property rights and minority shareholders protection in a cross-section of 85 jurisdictions during the post-crisis period. The results demonstrate that the impact of stock market liquidity on growth is positive and significant only in jurisdictions where there is high level of property rights protection. Similar effect is discerned in the case of strong minority shareholders protection. Using the market size as a measure of stock market development, the paper also documents a positive growth effect of market size when property rights and minority shareholders protection are strong. However, there is mixed evidence in the low to med...

  • ethical_behavior_trustworthiness_stock_market_growth_nexus_adam_mansor_abbas.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Mirakhor, Abbas (2015)

  • While formal institutional quality has been used to explain the finance-growth nexus, the role of social capital has not been fully addressed. The proposition of “better finance, more growth” is important amidst concerns over the erosion of ethics and trust in finance in the aftermath of the 2007/2008 global financial crisis. Using threshold estimation technique, this study examines whether the growth effect of stock market development differs according to the distinct levels of ethical behavior and trustworthiness in a cross-section of 73 jurisdictions during the post-crisis period. The results demonstrate that the impact of stock market liquidity on gross domestic product (GDP) and total factor productivity (TFP) growth is positive and significant only where there is high level of eth...

  • emissions_trade_southeast_east_asian_countries_panel_co-integration_analysis_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Rizvi, Syed Aun Raza (2015)

  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the implication of trade on carbon emissions in a panel of eight highly trading Southeast and East Asian countries, namely, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Design/methodology/approach – The analysis relies on the standard quadratic environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) extended to include energy consumption and international trade. A battery of panel unit root and co-integration tests is applied to establish the variables’ stochastic properties and their long-run relations. Then, the specified EKC is estimated using the panel dynamic ordinary least square (OLS) estimation technique. Findings – The panel co-integration statistics verifies the validity of the extended EKC fo...