PROF. HOSSEIN ASKARI
received all his university education, including a Ph.D. in economics, at MIT. He has taught at MIT, Tufts University, the University of Texas at Austin and is now the Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University. He served for two and a half years on the Executive Board of the IMF and was Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Saudi Arabia. In the mid-1980s he was the director of a multinational team that developed the first energy plan and energy planning models for Saudi Arabia. He has written extensively on economic development in the Middle East, international trade and finance, agricultural economics, oil economics, economic sanctions, and on Islamic economics and finance.
DR. ZAMIR IQBAL works as Lead Investment Officer in the Treasury of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He earned his Ph.D. in International Finance from the George Washington University, where he also serves as adjunct faculty of International Finance. He has extensive experience with capital markets, structured products, risk management, financial sector development, and financial modeling. His research interests include Islamic finance, financial engineering, structured finance and risk management. He is co-author of several books on Islamic banking and finance.
DR. NOUREDDINE KRICHENE received his Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980; joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1986; and held the position of advisor at the Islamic Development
DR. ABBAS MIRAKHOR received his Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University in 1969. After teaching at various universities in the USA and in Iran he joined the staff of the Research Department of the IMF in 1984. He became an Executive Director of the IMF from 1990 until his retirement in 2008. He is the author of a number of articles and books on Islamic economics and finance. He is now the first holder of the INCEIF Chair in Islamic Finance.
Glossary of Arabic Terms.
CHAPTER 1 The Nature of Capital and the Rate of Return.
CHAPTER 2 The Origins of Financial Panics and Recessions.
CHAPTER 3 Monetary Policy and Financial Crises.
CHAPTER 4 The Internationalization of Financial Crises.
CHAPTER 5 The Role of the Credit Multiplier in Financial Crises.
CHAPTER 6 The Inherent Stability of Islamic Finance.
CHAPTER 7 A Theoretical Model of the Inherent Stability of Islamic Finance.
CHAPTER 8 Asset Pricing and Risk in Islamic Finance.
CHAPTER 9 Islamic Financial Intermediation and Markets.
CHAPTER 10 Risk Profile of Islamic Financial Intermediaries.
CHAPTER 11 Financial Engineering, Derivatives and Financial Stability.
CHAPTER 12 Corporate Governance and Financial Crises.
CHAPTER 13 The Performance of Islamic Financial Intermediaries and Products.