Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baharom Abdul Hamid
Qualification:Ph.D.in Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. (2012)
Fields/Area of Specialization:Applied Macroeconomics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime;Natural Disaster;Military Expenditure;
Prof. Baharom A. Hamid graduated with a PhD (Economics) from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2012. He is an active researcher focusing on applied macro studies on non-niche economic areas and new horizons of research in applied economics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime, Natural Disaster and Military Expenditure. He is currently the Director for Research Management Centre (RMC).

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  • Book


  • Authors: 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.

  • PhD_Financial_performance_profitability_and_wakalah_fees_of_general_takaful_companies_Mazhar_Hallak.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Kantakji, Mazhar Hallak (2017)

  • This study identifies the internal and external factors affecting the investment performance, profitability and wakalah fees of general takaful companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar and Pakistan using an unbalanced panel data set of consisting of 53 companies. Two investment performance measures, namely net investment income and investment yield, are utilized to capture different aspects of the takaful investment operations. Profitability is measured by the profit before tax of takaful companies ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 8051 K16)

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mirakhor, Abbas; Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • In a risk transfer and shifting financial systems, an interest rate based debt contract is an "impossible contract," since, under the axioms of conventional economics, the borrower has an incentive not to repay the loan. Such impossible contract is made possible by creating a virtual world of certainty through mechanisms such as collateral requirements and an edifice of legal, administrative, policy incentive mechanisms that include positive and negative enforcements that protect the creditor. The society has to bear huge costs to make them possible. Risk sharing has the potential to enhance efficiency as each party to contracts has "skin-in-the-game", thus eliminating or minimizing t...

  • IF_Hub_Issue_3_Mitigating_the_size_of_shadow_economy_Baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • Shadow economy and tax evasion are two inseparable phenomena. The existence of the former suggests the present of the latter and vice versa. The presence of shadow economy reduces the tax base and thereby eventually reduces government tax revenue. Since the activity of the shadow economy is excluded from the official gross domestic product (GDP) statistics, thus, official GDP statistics will provide wrong indicators for macroeconomic policy decisions. On the other hand, tax evasion is a growing concern to the government as the tax revenue loss has serious economic consequences. By evading taxes the government is deprived from providing adequate financing for public services, infrastru...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin (2017)

  • Islamic finance refers to a financial system that operates in accordance with Islamic laws (Shari'ah). It started off initially with a modest objective to meet the demands for Islamic financial services in Muslim majority countries. It has grown multifold, fostering trade and business activities as well as promoting development of credit. This introductory chapter serves as a preliminary backdrop on the general overview of Islamic finance and its progressive development; a lead up to the chapters that follow. The historical context of Islamic finance is first presented and followed by the principles of Islamic finance, a synopsis of issues and challenges faced by the industry... Av...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • The primary goal of this paper is to explore the viability of initiating Islamic finance (IF) in an unchartered economy. Canada is taken as a case study for this paper. To achieve our objective, we proceed in two stages. The first stage involves the analysis of market opportunities for IF. More precisely, the first stage involves the cost/benefit analysis which would enable the IF industry to see whether it is feasible for them to initiate. Second, the more challenging stage involves the analysis with regard to the barriers in offering IF products. Available in e-book only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 D489 2017 ebk)

  • Tax_evasion_and_financial_development_in_ASEAN 5_muzafar_baharom_badariah_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: 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 Sard...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Din, Badariah H.; Furuoka, Fumitaka (2017)

  • Theory argues that as long as the shadow economy is of sufficient size, the leakage or loss of tax revenue through tax evasion will also be substantial. In this chapter, we provide new estimates of the size of the shadow economy in Malaysia for the period 1971-2013. Further, we relate the shadow economy to its determinants as measured by the misery index. This chapter reveals that the relationship between the shadow economy and financial development in Malaysia exhibits an inverted U-shaped curve. The chapter concludes that the Malaysian government should embark on programs that can reduce the size of the shadow economy, relying on its dual banking system of Islamic and conventional b...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Najibullah, Syed; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2017)

  • The study aims to address marketing effectiveness of both Islamic banks and conventional banks (CBs) by using a modified "chain-of-effect" framework. Against current literature, which is based on customer surveys, reports do not include marketing activities by the Islamic banks (IB); this study adopts a bank perspective to explore the IB's behavior in this regard. Applying fixed-effect panel regression on the quarterly data of five IBs and five CBs in Malaysia, the study aims to explore the influence of marketing efforts on performance... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 I82Na)

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  • PhD


  • Authors: Salim, Kinan (2017)

  • Islamic banks have proliferated and emerged as important players in the global banking industry especially in the Muslim-majority countries. The recent increase in the number and market share of Islamic banks has intensified the competition in this new industry. Despite its importance, the increasing competition in Islamic banking market not only from its own Islamic peers, but also from commercial banks has not been adequately addressed nor its consequences have been investigated. This thesis aims to shed the light on this important issue by investigating the effect of competition on the efficiency of both Islamic and conventional banks ... Available in physical copy and downloada...

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baharom Abdul Hamid
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Qualification: Ph.D.in Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. (2012)
Fields/Area of Specialization: Applied Macroeconomics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime;Natural Disaster;Military Expenditure;
Prof. Baharom A. Hamid graduated with a PhD (Economics) from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2012. He is an active researcher focusing on applied macro studies on non-niche economic areas and new horizons of research in applied economics, with strong interest in Economics of Crime, Natural Disaster and Military Expenditure. He is currently the Director for Research Management Centre (RMC).
Showing results 1 to 10 of 97
  • Islamic finance the new normal_book cover.jpg.jpg
  • Book


  • Authors: 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.

  • PhD_Financial_performance_profitability_and_wakalah_fees_of_general_takaful_companies_Mazhar_Hallak.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Kantakji, Mazhar Hallak (2017)

  • This study identifies the internal and external factors affecting the investment performance, profitability and wakalah fees of general takaful companies operating in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UAE, Qatar and Pakistan using an unbalanced panel data set of consisting of 53 companies. Two investment performance measures, namely net investment income and investment yield, are utilized to capture different aspects of the takaful investment operations. Profitability is measured by the profit before tax of takaful companies ... Available in physical copy and downloadable format (Call Number: t HG 8051 K16)

  • is_the_regime_of_risk_transfer_sustainable_abbas_adam_ginanjar_baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Mirakhor, Abbas; Ng, Adam Boon Ka; Dewandaru, Ginanjar; Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • In a risk transfer and shifting financial systems, an interest rate based debt contract is an "impossible contract," since, under the axioms of conventional economics, the borrower has an incentive not to repay the loan. Such impossible contract is made possible by creating a virtual world of certainty through mechanisms such as collateral requirements and an edifice of legal, administrative, policy incentive mechanisms that include positive and negative enforcements that protect the creditor. The society has to bear huge costs to make them possible. Risk sharing has the potential to enhance efficiency as each party to contracts has "skin-in-the-game", thus eliminating or minimizing t...

  • IF_Hub_Issue_3_Mitigating_the_size_of_shadow_economy_Baharom.pdf.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom (2017)

  • Shadow economy and tax evasion are two inseparable phenomena. The existence of the former suggests the present of the latter and vice versa. The presence of shadow economy reduces the tax base and thereby eventually reduces government tax revenue. Since the activity of the shadow economy is excluded from the official gross domestic product (GDP) statistics, thus, official GDP statistics will provide wrong indicators for macroeconomic policy decisions. On the other hand, tax evasion is a growing concern to the government as the tax revenue loss has serious economic consequences. By evading taxes the government is deprived from providing adequate financing for public services, infrastru...

  • chapter 1_islamic finance_new normal_baharom_mohsin.jpg.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin (2017)

  • Islamic finance refers to a financial system that operates in accordance with Islamic laws (Shari'ah). It started off initially with a modest objective to meet the demands for Islamic financial services in Muslim majority countries. It has grown multifold, fostering trade and business activities as well as promoting development of credit. This introductory chapter serves as a preliminary backdrop on the general overview of Islamic finance and its progressive development; a lead up to the chapters that follow. The historical context of Islamic finance is first presented and followed by the principles of Islamic finance, a synopsis of issues and challenges faced by the industry... Av...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Ali, Mohsin; Naeem Azmi, Choudhari Wajahat; Anwer, Zaheer (2017)

  • The primary goal of this paper is to explore the viability of initiating Islamic finance (IF) in an unchartered economy. Canada is taken as a case study for this paper. To achieve our objective, we proceed in two stages. The first stage involves the analysis of market opportunities for IF. More precisely, the first stage involves the cost/benefit analysis which would enable the IF industry to see whether it is feasible for them to initiate. Second, the more challenging stage involves the analysis with regard to the barriers in offering IF products. Available in e-book only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 D489 2017 ebk)

  • Tax_evasion_and_financial_development_in_ASEAN 5_muzafar_baharom_badariah_mansor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: 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 Sard...

  • item.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Habibullah, Muzafar Shah; Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Din, Badariah H.; Furuoka, Fumitaka (2017)

  • Theory argues that as long as the shadow economy is of sufficient size, the leakage or loss of tax revenue through tax evasion will also be substantial. In this chapter, we provide new estimates of the size of the shadow economy in Malaysia for the period 1971-2013. Further, we relate the shadow economy to its determinants as measured by the misery index. This chapter reveals that the relationship between the shadow economy and financial development in Malaysia exhibits an inverted U-shaped curve. The chapter concludes that the Malaysian government should embark on programs that can reduce the size of the shadow economy, relying on its dual banking system of Islamic and conventional b...

  • marketing_effectiveness_Islamic_conventional_banks.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Abdul Hamid, Baharom; Najibullah, Syed; Habibullah, Muzafar Shah (2017)

  • The study aims to address marketing effectiveness of both Islamic banks and conventional banks (CBs) by using a modified "chain-of-effect" framework. Against current literature, which is based on customer surveys, reports do not include marketing activities by the Islamic banks (IB); this study adopts a bank perspective to explore the IB's behavior in this regard. Applying fixed-effect panel regression on the quarterly data of five IBs and five CBs in Malaysia, the study aims to explore the influence of marketing efforts on performance... Available in physical copy only (Call Number: HG 3368 A6 I82Na)

  • PhD_Impact_of_competition_concentration_on_efficiency_kinan.pdf.jpg
  • PhD


  • Authors: Salim, Kinan (2017)

  • Islamic banks have proliferated and emerged as important players in the global banking industry especially in the Muslim-majority countries. The recent increase in the number and market share of Islamic banks has intensified the competition in this new industry. Despite its importance, the increasing competition in Islamic banking market not only from its own Islamic peers, but also from commercial banks has not been adequately addressed nor its consequences have been investigated. This thesis aims to shed the light on this important issue by investigating the effect of competition on the efficiency of both Islamic and conventional banks ... Available in physical copy and downloada...