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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  • Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Kamarudin, Sazalina (2017)

  • This publication highlights the vast untapped potentials of Islamic finance if unleashed could help meet the massive demand for long-term financing for infrastructure development, promote financial inclusion and spur economic development. Most importantly, the publication underscores the challenges facing Islamic finance in the midst of the era of the new normal - the uncertainties in global economic outlook, accelerated technological changes stimulating expansion of new financial instruments and products, and rising regulatory demands.

  • do_we_need_bigger_islamic_banks_assessment_bank_stability_mansoribrahim_syedaun.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (2017)

  • In this paper, we evaluate from the stability point of view whether Islamic banks should stay small or should be bigger. More specifically, in relating bank stability to bank size, we examine potential non-linear effects of size on bank soundness and the roles regulation plays in strengthening or weakening the size-stability relation using a panel sample of 45 Islamic banks from 13 countries. Our results show that larger Islamic banks are more stable, at least when they surpass a certain threshold size. As regards regulation, activity restrictions and capital stringency play a role in strengthening the stability-size relation. By contrast, the positive stability-size relation is weakened with more private monitoring and supervisory power. Hence, our results point to the benefits of havi...

  • how_islamic_are_islamic_banks_non-linear_assessment_islamic_rate_conventional_rate_relations_mansoribrahim.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Sukmana, Raditya; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • In this paper, we perform a non-linear assessment of Islamic rate - conventional rate relations for the case of Malaysia. Using monthly data covering the period January 1999 to November 2016, we find strong evidence supporting non-linear reactions of the Islamic investment rates to conventional rates in the long run and/or short-run for all matched maturities. More precisely, the Islamic investment rates exhibit faster upward movement (slower downward movement) in responses to conventional deposit rate increases (decreases). The asymmetric pricing behaviour of Islamic banks however tends to weaken as maturity lengthens. Accordingly, we infer that Islamic banks do not rigidly peg their investment deposit rates to conventional deposit rates as some have claimed in questioning the Islamici...

  • the_bank_lending_channel_monetary_policy_transmission_dual_banking_system_mansoribrahim.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • This paper examines the impact of monetary policy on bank lending in a dual banking system, i.e. Malaysia. Making use of an unbalanced panel data set of 38 Islamic and conventional banks covering mostly 2001-2014, we find evidence that variations in monetary policy affect lending growth of Islamic banks and, to some extent, conventional banks. The results further reveal that, in comformity with studies using aggregate Islamic financing data, the Islamic financing growth reacts more strongly to monetary policy changes.

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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...

  • Tax_evasion_and_financial_development_in_ASEAN 5_muzafar_baharom_badariah_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Din, Badariah H.; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The estimated total tax evasion as reported by the Tax Justice Network in 2011 is in the excess of USD3.1 trillion or about 5.1% of world's GDP. Tax evasion is a crime and tax revenue losses have negative consequences to the government ability to fueled economic growth by providing enough public infrastructure and other services. In this study we have estimated the share of tax evasion to the official economy for five ASEAN economies, namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for the period 1980-2013. Tax evasion was calculated from the estimated size of the shadow economy using the modified-cash-deposits-ratio (MCDR) approach suggested by Pickhardt and Sardia (2011). We investigate the contention made by Blackburn et al. (2012) and Bose et al. (2012) that...

  • chapter 2_islamic banking business model_mansor_kinan.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Salim, Kinan (2017)

  • The Islamic banking sector has ascended to be systematically important in several OIC countries particularly in Malaysia and the GCC. Globally, the sector has recorded a double digit growth rate far exceeding the growth rate of its conventional counterpart. Its sustained growth in the provision of financial services founded on Islamic principles even during crisis episodes, especially duting the recent global financial crisis, makes Islamic banking gain traction even in the non-Muslim world. Over recent years, it has made its presence in such countries as Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Such megabanks as Citibank and HSBC have also set up their Islamic banking branches in different countries, manifesting that interest in Islamic banking surpasses religious boundary. Available in physi...

  • chapter 3_islamic banking performance and financial stability_mansor.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The rapid emergence of Islamic banking as an alternative banking model as well as its alleged resilience during the global financial crisis have captivated much interest. While the "Islamicity" and "efficiency" issues of Islamic banking to cover a variety of performance metrics as well as to address its contributions to financial stability and economic performance. It is generally argued that, for the Islamic banking system to be a viable banking system to the present so-called "conventional" system, not only its relative stability but also its economic and financial roles must be demostrated. Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 I82Ba)

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Kader Malim, Nurhafiza; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2017)

  • The rapid growth of Islamic finance, especially Islamic banking, and its perceived resiliency during the global financial crisis have been key features in recent Islamic finance literature. The Islamic banking business model has also started to attract empirical attention from economists as to whether it can instil the much needed stability into the financial system. While some studies have offered evidence that Islamic banks are relatively more stable and resilient than their conventional counterparts (Cihak and Hesse, 2010; Hasan and Dridi, 2010), there still remain several concerns over whether Islamic banks can play a distinct role in the stability of the financial system and can better allocate financial resources to productive activities.

  • 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...

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 72
  • Islamic finance the new normal_book cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Kamarudin, Sazalina (2017)

  • This publication highlights the vast untapped potentials of Islamic finance if unleashed could help meet the massive demand for long-term financing for infrastructure development, promote financial inclusion and spur economic development. Most importantly, the publication underscores the challenges facing Islamic finance in the midst of the era of the new normal - the uncertainties in global economic outlook, accelerated technological changes stimulating expansion of new financial instruments and products, and rising regulatory demands.

  • do_we_need_bigger_islamic_banks_assessment_bank_stability_mansoribrahim_syedaun.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Rizvi, Syed Aun R. (2017)

  • In this paper, we evaluate from the stability point of view whether Islamic banks should stay small or should be bigger. More specifically, in relating bank stability to bank size, we examine potential non-linear effects of size on bank soundness and the roles regulation plays in strengthening or weakening the size-stability relation using a panel sample of 45 Islamic banks from 13 countries. Our results show that larger Islamic banks are more stable, at least when they surpass a certain threshold size. As regards regulation, activity restrictions and capital stringency play a role in strengthening the stability-size relation. By contrast, the positive stability-size relation is weakened with more private monitoring and supervisory power. Hence, our results point to the benefits of havi...

  • how_islamic_are_islamic_banks_non-linear_assessment_islamic_rate_conventional_rate_relations_mansoribrahim.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Sukmana, Raditya; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • In this paper, we perform a non-linear assessment of Islamic rate - conventional rate relations for the case of Malaysia. Using monthly data covering the period January 1999 to November 2016, we find strong evidence supporting non-linear reactions of the Islamic investment rates to conventional rates in the long run and/or short-run for all matched maturities. More precisely, the Islamic investment rates exhibit faster upward movement (slower downward movement) in responses to conventional deposit rate increases (decreases). The asymmetric pricing behaviour of Islamic banks however tends to weaken as maturity lengthens. Accordingly, we infer that Islamic banks do not rigidly peg their investment deposit rates to conventional deposit rates as some have claimed in questioning the Islamici...

  • the_bank_lending_channel_monetary_policy_transmission_dual_banking_system_mansoribrahim.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • This paper examines the impact of monetary policy on bank lending in a dual banking system, i.e. Malaysia. Making use of an unbalanced panel data set of 38 Islamic and conventional banks covering mostly 2001-2014, we find evidence that variations in monetary policy affect lending growth of Islamic banks and, to some extent, conventional banks. The results further reveal that, in comformity with studies using aggregate Islamic financing data, the Islamic financing growth reacts more strongly to monetary policy changes.

  • 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...

  • Tax_evasion_and_financial_development_in_ASEAN 5_muzafar_baharom_badariah_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Din, Badariah H.; Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The estimated total tax evasion as reported by the Tax Justice Network in 2011 is in the excess of USD3.1 trillion or about 5.1% of world's GDP. Tax evasion is a crime and tax revenue losses have negative consequences to the government ability to fueled economic growth by providing enough public infrastructure and other services. In this study we have estimated the share of tax evasion to the official economy for five ASEAN economies, namely; Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand for the period 1980-2013. Tax evasion was calculated from the estimated size of the shadow economy using the modified-cash-deposits-ratio (MCDR) approach suggested by Pickhardt and Sardia (2011). We investigate the contention made by Blackburn et al. (2012) and Bose et al. (2012) that...

  • chapter 2_islamic banking business model_mansor_kinan.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Salim, Kinan (2017)

  • The Islamic banking sector has ascended to be systematically important in several OIC countries particularly in Malaysia and the GCC. Globally, the sector has recorded a double digit growth rate far exceeding the growth rate of its conventional counterpart. Its sustained growth in the provision of financial services founded on Islamic principles even during crisis episodes, especially duting the recent global financial crisis, makes Islamic banking gain traction even in the non-Muslim world. Over recent years, it has made its presence in such countries as Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Such megabanks as Citibank and HSBC have also set up their Islamic banking branches in different countries, manifesting that interest in Islamic banking surpasses religious boundary. Available in physi...

  • chapter 3_islamic banking performance and financial stability_mansor.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2017)

  • The rapid emergence of Islamic banking as an alternative banking model as well as its alleged resilience during the global financial crisis have captivated much interest. While the "Islamicity" and "efficiency" issues of Islamic banking to cover a variety of performance metrics as well as to address its contributions to financial stability and economic performance. It is generally argued that, for the Islamic banking system to be a viable banking system to the present so-called "conventional" system, not only its relative stability but also its economic and financial roles must be demostrated. Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 I82Ba)

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Abdul Kader Malim, Nurhafiza; Ibrahim, Mansor H.; Mohd Rasid, Mohamed Eskandar Shah (2017)

  • The rapid growth of Islamic finance, especially Islamic banking, and its perceived resiliency during the global financial crisis have been key features in recent Islamic finance literature. The Islamic banking business model has also started to attract empirical attention from economists as to whether it can instil the much needed stability into the financial system. While some studies have offered evidence that Islamic banks are relatively more stable and resilient than their conventional counterparts (Cihak and Hesse, 2010; Hasan and Dridi, 2010), there still remain several concerns over whether Islamic banks can play a distinct role in the stability of the financial system and can better allocate financial resources to productive activities.

  • 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...