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Professor Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim

Professor of Islamic Finance


Professor Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania. His research is focused on financial development. This involves studying asset pricing and financial contracting, as applied to Islamic banking and finance, corporate finance and real estate finance. Prior to joining Durham he held the position as a Professor of Islamic banking and finance at the Bangor Business School and has previously held roles as a financial analyst/planner with the United Bank of Kuwait and IDS-American Express. Professor Ebrahim was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Harvard University Islamic Finance Program. Professor Ebrahim has been the recipient of the Harwood Memorial Real Estate scholarship and Outstanding Faculty of Management Lecturer Award by the University of Brunei Darussalam. He co-authors with the well-known Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller and has published numerous journal articles included in international prestigious publications such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Editorial Appointments

  • Guest Editor (2018): Pacific Basin Finance Journal 52, Islamic Banking and Finance Special Issue.
  • Guest Editor (2019): Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.157. Financial Development and Economic Stability Special Issue.
  • Guest Editor (2017): Journal of Financial Services Research. 51. Finance and Development in Muslim Economies Speacial Issue.
  • Guest Editor (2016): International Review of Financial Analysis. 46, Evolving Capital Markets Special Issue.
  • Guest Editor (January 2013): Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 85, Financial Sector Performance and Risk Special Issue.


    Journal Article

  • Ebrahim, M, S, Nguyen, D, K & Yildirim, Y (2019). Financial Development and Economic Stability (FDES). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 157: 225-227.
  • Wojakowski, R. M., Ebrahim, M. S., Jaafar, A. & Salleh, M. O. (2019). Can a Loan Valuation Adjustment (LVA) Approach Immunize Collateralized Debt from Defaults?. Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments 28(2): 141-158.
  • Shiller, R.J., Wojakowski, R., Ebrahim, M. S. & Shackleton, M. B. (2019). Continuous Workout Mortgages: Efficient Pricing and Systemic Implications.. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 157: 244-274.
  • Aassouli, D., Ebrahim, M. S. & Basiruddin, R. (2018). Can UGITs promote liquidity management and sustainable development?. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance 10(2): 126-142.
  • Ibrahim, M.H. & Ebrahim, M.S. (2018). Islamic Banking and Finance: Beyond Comparison and Investment Opportunities.. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal 52: 1-4.
  • Ebrahim, M. Shahid & Sheikh, Mustapha (2018). The Political Economy and Underdevelopment of the Muslim World: A Juridico-Philosophical Perspective. Arab Law Quarterly 32(4): 385-412.
  • Alsaadi, Abdullah, Ebrahim, M.S. & Jaafar, A. (2017). Corporate Social Responsibility, Shariah-Compliance, and Earnings Quality.. Journal of Financial Services Research 51(2): 169-194.
  • Ebrahim, M.S., Molyneux, P. & Ongena, S. (2017). Finance and Development in Muslim Economies.. Journal of Financial Services Research 51(2): 165-167.
  • Ebrahim, M. S. & Sheikh, M. (2016). Debt Instruments in Islamic Finance: A Critique. Arab Law Quarterly 30(2): 185-198.
  • Ebrahim, M. S., Jaafar, A., Omar, F. A. & Salleh, M. O. (2016). Can Islamic Injunctions Indemnify the Structural Flaws of Securitized Debt?. Journal of Corporate Finance 37: 271-286.
  • Ebrahim, S., Hudson, R., Iqbal, A. & Shah, E. (2016). Dispelling the Myth of a Value Premium: Contrary Evidence of Malaysian Crony Capitalism.. International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance 7(1): 1-33.
  • Ebrahim, M. S. & Nguyen, D. K. (2016). Evolving capital markets in the era of economic uncertainty.. International Review of Financial Analysis 46: 237-238.
  • Wojakowski, R.M., Ebrahim, M. S. & Shackleton, M.B. (2016). Reducing the Impact of Real Estate Foreclosures with Amortizing Participation Mortgages.. Journal of Banking and Finance 71: 62-74.
  • Abedifar, P., Ebrahim, S., Molyneux, P. & Tarazi, A. (2015). Islamic Banking and Finance: Recent Empirical Literature and Directions for Future Research. Journal of Economic Surveys 29(4): 637-670.
  • Ebrahim, M. S. & Sheikh, M. (2015). The Muḍāraba Facility: Evolution, Stasis and Contemporary Revival. Arab Law Quarterly 29(3): 246-260.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid, Girma, Sourafel, Shah, M. Eskandar & Williams, Jonathan (2014). Rationalizing the value premium in emerging markets.. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 29: 51-70.
  • Ebrahim, M. S., Mathur, I. & Gwilym, R. A. (2014). Integrating corporate ownership and pension fund structures: A general equilibrium approach.. Journal of Banking & Finance 49: 553-569.
  • Salleh, Murizah O., Jaafar, Aziz & Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (2014). Can an interest-free credit facility be more efficient than a usurious payday loan?. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 103(Supplement): 74-92.
  • Ebrahim, M. S., Girma, S., Shah, M. E. & Williams, J. (2014). Dynamic capital structure and political patronage: The case of Malaysia.. International Review of Financial Analysis 31: 117-128.
  • Ebrahim, M. S., Salleh, M.O. & Sheikh, M. (2014). Rationalizing Hybrid Financial Instruments from an Usūlī Perspective. Arab Law Quarterly 28(3): 295-306.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Mathur, Ike (2013). On the efficiency of the UPREIT organizational form: Implications for the subprime crisis and CDO's. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 85: 286-305.
  • Gwilym, Rhys ap & Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (2013). Can position limits restrain ‘rogue’ trading? Journal of Banking and Finance 37(3): 824-836.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid, Shiller, Robert, Wojakowski, Rafal & Shackleton, Mark (2013). Mitigating financial fragility with Continuous Workout Mortgages. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 85: 269-285.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid, Molyneux, Rafal & Wilson, John O.S. (2013). Editorial - Financial sector performance and risk: An introduction. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 85: 118-121.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid, Shackleton, Mark B. & Wojakowski, Rafał M. (2011). Participation Mortgages and the Efficiency of Financial Intermediation. Journal of Banking and Finance 35(11): 3042-3054.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Hussain, Sikandar (2010). Financial development and asset valuation: The special case of real estate. Journal of Banking and Finance 34(1): 150-162.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (2009). Can an Islamic Model of Housing Finance Cooperative Elevate the Economic Status of the Underprivileged?". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 72(3): 864-883.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (2008). Discussion Forum: The Financial Crisis: Comments from an Islamic Perspectives. IIUM Journal of Economics and Management 16(2): 111-138.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Mathur, Ike (2007). Pricing home mortgages and bank collateral: A rational expectations approach. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 31(4): 1217-1244.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Rahman, Shafiqur (2005). On the pareto-optimality of futures contracts over Islamic forward contracts: implications for the emerging Muslim economies. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 56(2): 273-295.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Khan, Tariqullah (2002). On the Pricing of an Islamic Convertible Mortgage for Infrastructure Project Financing. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance 5(7): 701-728.
  • National, Kwame, Wee, Ser & Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (2002). Real Estate Portfolio Diversification by Sources of Returns. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 8(1): 1-15.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid, Hiang, Liow Kim, Leong, Joseph Ooi Thian & Brown, Gerald R. (2001). Performance Measurement in Corporate Real Estate: Issues, Evidence and Research Agenda. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction 6(2): 71-77.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Mathur, Ike (2001). Investor heterogeneity, market segmentation, leverage and the equity premium puzzle. Journal of Banking and Finance 25(10): 1897-1919.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Mathur, Ike (2001). The Pricing of Debt and Pareto-Optimal Financing under Endogenous Bankruptcy. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance 4(3): 491-509.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Kai Joo, Tan (2001). Islamic Banking in Brunei Darussalam. International Journal of Social Economics 28(4): 314-337.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (2000). Pricing Asset Backed Islamic Financial Instruments. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance 3(1): 59-83.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Mathur, Ike (2000). Optimal Entrepreneurial Financial Contracting. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 27(9-10): 1349-1374.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (1999). Integrating Islamic and Conventional Project Finance. Thunderbird International Business Review 41(4-5): 583-609.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid & Bashir, Abdel-Hameed M. (1999). On the design and efficiency of a participating growth bill. Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance 39(4): 513-527.
  • Colwell, Peter F. & Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (1997). A Note on the Optimal Design of an Office Building. Journal of Real Estate Research 14(2): 169-174.
  • Darrat, Ali F. & Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (1996). On the Design of Interest-free Instruments. Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Economics 8(1): 53-61.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (1996). On the Critiques of the Islamic Economic System. Gomal University Journal of Research 13(2B): 277-289.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (1996). On the Design and Pareto-Optimality of Participating Mortgages. Real Estate Economics 24(3): 407-419.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid, Bashir, Abdel-Hamid & Darrat, Ali F. (1995). Hybrid Profit-Sharing Securities: A General Equilibrium Analysis. Middle East Business and Economic Review 7(2): 10-17.
  • Ebrahim, Muhammed-Shahid (1995). Tax Clientele of Depreciable Real Estate Investments in the USA. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 22(7): 991-1021.

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