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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2009)

  • According to proponents of Gold Dinar particularly Meera and Aziz (2002), termed as Dinarists, the fiat monetary system is inherently unstable. In providing an empirical perspective on this contention, this paper investigates monetary dynamics of a Muslim economy, Malaysia. To this end, the paper adopts a vector autoregressive (VAR) framework to document dynamic interactions between money supply and various macroeconomic variables including real output, price level, interest rate and stock prices. The results seem to provide some support for the Dinarists' contention. First, the results portray clearly an important causal role of money supply for other macroeconomic variables. Second,...

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  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Mat Sari, Norhanim; Mirakhor, Abbas; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013)

  • Monetary policy is an important available tool for governments to pursuit macroeconomic objectives. However, the recent financial crisis has revealed the weaknesses of the conventional monetary policy framework. Monetary policy has been found to be a prominent cause of financial instability. Inability of expansionary monetary policy to induce new lending in many economies is considered as evidence of the impairment of conventional monetary policy transmission mechanism. Additionally, the post-crisis diagnostics have revealed that monetary policy failed to address asset market imbalances. A large number of these studies have focused on the reforms of the conventional system. Some sugge...

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  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • On the 2nd May 2018, the Bank of Maldives (BML) Islamic announced the launch of a new personal financing product whereby applications for this product will be processed within seven days and customers will pay the price of the goods in monthly installments. It is stated on the official website of BML Islamic that customers can now shop for electronics, furniture or home appliances from any of the authorized dealers and pay in monthly installments with BML Islamic Personal Financing. The financing amount is from MVR15,000 (US$949.79) to MVR100,000 (US$6,331.91) for this product, there is an option to enjoy a lower rate, if security is added.

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


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

  • This article discusses one of the myths and the new realities of risk sharing. The myth is that risk sharing contracts are costly and demand more information than debt based contracts. The reality is that risk sharing contracts are incentive-compatible contract because there is an incentive structure in place to elicit truth-telling, trust, cooperation, hard work, and efficiency in resource management; factors that could not be written into contracts and enforced. Hence, the contracts attenuate coordination problem and improve the efficiency of outcomes.

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hasan, Zubair (2009)

  • The year 2008, recorded some elating developments in the area of Islamic finance worldwide. The size of Shari’ah compliant assets rose to around $500 billion. The market share of Islamic Financial Institutions stood, it is estimated, at 12 percent in Malaysia and at 17 percent in the GCC countries where it is currently expanding much faster than anywhere else. Some leading rating agencies believe that the market potential of Islamic financial services is a close to $4 trillion, of which no more than 10 percent has so far been realized (Al-Amine, 2008, p. 1). The current financial meltdown is diverting global attention to Islamic finance as a better and safer alternative. Thus, the fut...

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  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Askari, Hossein; Krichene, Noureddine; Mirakhor, Abbas (2014)

  • In an Islamic economy, the financial sector functions to support the real sector. There are no interest rate based debt instruments. Financial assets are based on risk and return sharing and are contingent claims. Real as well as monetary forces determine the rate of return. As in traditional general equilibrium theory, there is a price system comprised of a real rate of return to capital and a price level of commodities that simultaneously clears asset and commodity markets. An Islamic financial system is shown to be stable, namely the economy evolves from short-term equilibrium to a stable long-term equilibrium.

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  • Authors: Khairetdinova, Kamila (2017)

  • The Russian Federation is emerging and yet, according to some experts, potentially successful marketplace for Islamic financial system development and it is in the stage of choosing the path it should take to achieve this goal. It is essential to determine the best possible option that could be suitable for it to adopt as the reputational risk is very high (and moreover, unfortunately it has already faced the compelled termination of several Islamic finance projects in its history). Should the Russian Federation learn from the experience of other Muslim-minority countries (there is also a misconception revealed in this paper that it is not correct to put Muslim-majority ...

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  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2008)

  • Merchants in every civilization operate within specific institutional frameworks, which determine their relative efficiency and their transaction costs. It can be argued that a more advanced and efficient institutional framework leads to lower transaction costs and lower transaction costs, in turn, lead to higher competitiveness. Merchant privileged to operate within an institutional environment allowing lower transaction costs simply can compete better and drive their competitors, operating at higher transaction costs, out of international markets.

Browsing by Topic Islamic finance

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  • monetary dynamics and the gold dinar.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Ibrahim, Mansor H. (2009)

  • According to proponents of Gold Dinar particularly Meera and Aziz (2002), termed as Dinarists, the fiat monetary system is inherently unstable. In providing an empirical perspective on this contention, this paper investigates monetary dynamics of a Muslim economy, Malaysia. To this end, the paper adopts a vector autoregressive (VAR) framework to document dynamic interactions between money supply and various macroeconomic variables including real output, price level, interest rate and stock prices. The results seem to provide some support for the Dinarists' contention. First, the results portray clearly an important causal role of money supply for other macroeconomic variables. Second,...

  • item.jpg
  • Academic Proceeding


  • Authors: Mat Sari, Norhanim; Mirakhor, Abbas; Alhabshi, Syed Othman (2013)

  • Monetary policy is an important available tool for governments to pursuit macroeconomic objectives. However, the recent financial crisis has revealed the weaknesses of the conventional monetary policy framework. Monetary policy has been found to be a prominent cause of financial instability. Inability of expansionary monetary policy to induce new lending in many economies is considered as evidence of the impairment of conventional monetary policy transmission mechanism. Additionally, the post-crisis diagnostics have revealed that monetary policy failed to address asset market imbalances. A large number of these studies have focused on the reforms of the conventional system. Some sugge...

  • new_murabahah_based_product_islamic_finance_panel_discussion_Aishath.PDF.jpg
  • Industry Article


  • Authors: Muneeza, Aishath (2018)

  • On the 2nd May 2018, the Bank of Maldives (BML) Islamic announced the launch of a new personal financing product whereby applications for this product will be processed within seven days and customers will pay the price of the goods in monthly installments. It is stated on the official website of BML Islamic that customers can now shop for electronics, furniture or home appliances from any of the authorized dealers and pay in monthly installments with BML Islamic Personal Financing. The financing amount is from MVR15,000 (US$949.79) to MVR100,000 (US$6,331.91) for this product, there is an option to enjoy a lower rate, if security is added.

  • item.jpg
  • Newsletter & Bulletin


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

  • This article discusses one of the myths and the new realities of risk sharing. The myth is that risk sharing contracts are costly and demand more information than debt based contracts. The reality is that risk sharing contracts are incentive-compatible contract because there is an incentive structure in place to elicit truth-telling, trust, cooperation, hard work, and efficiency in resource management; factors that could not be written into contracts and enforced. Hence, the contracts attenuate coordination problem and improve the efficiency of outcomes.

  • item.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Hasan, Zubair (2009)

  • The year 2008, recorded some elating developments in the area of Islamic finance worldwide. The size of Shari’ah compliant assets rose to around $500 billion. The market share of Islamic Financial Institutions stood, it is estimated, at 12 percent in Malaysia and at 17 percent in the GCC countries where it is currently expanding much faster than anywhere else. Some leading rating agencies believe that the market potential of Islamic financial services is a close to $4 trillion, of which no more than 10 percent has so far been realized (Al-Amine, 2008, p. 1). The current financial meltdown is diverting global attention to Islamic finance as a better and safer alternative. Thus, the fut...

  • on_stability_Islamic_financial_system_askari_krichene_mirakhor.pdf.jpg
  • Journal Article


  • Authors: Askari, Hossein; Krichene, Noureddine; Mirakhor, Abbas (2014)

  • In an Islamic economy, the financial sector functions to support the real sector. There are no interest rate based debt instruments. Financial assets are based on risk and return sharing and are contingent claims. Real as well as monetary forces determine the rate of return. As in traditional general equilibrium theory, there is a price system comprised of a real rate of return to capital and a price level of commodities that simultaneously clears asset and commodity markets. An Islamic financial system is shown to be stable, namely the economy evolves from short-term equilibrium to a stable long-term equilibrium.

  • item.jpg
  • Master


  • Authors: Khairetdinova, Kamila (2017)

  • The Russian Federation is emerging and yet, according to some experts, potentially successful marketplace for Islamic financial system development and it is in the stage of choosing the path it should take to achieve this goal. It is essential to determine the best possible option that could be suitable for it to adopt as the reputational risk is very high (and moreover, unfortunately it has already faced the compelled termination of several Islamic finance projects in its history). Should the Russian Federation learn from the experience of other Muslim-minority countries (there is also a misconception revealed in this paper that it is not correct to put Muslim-majority ...

  • ottoman merchants and the jurisprudential shift hypothesis.pdf.jpg
  • Chapter in Book


  • Authors: Cizakca, Murat (2008)

  • Merchants in every civilization operate within specific institutional frameworks, which determine their relative efficiency and their transaction costs. It can be argued that a more advanced and efficient institutional framework leads to lower transaction costs and lower transaction costs, in turn, lead to higher competitiveness. Merchant privileged to operate within an institutional environment allowing lower transaction costs simply can compete better and drive their competitors, operating at higher transaction costs, out of international markets.