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Mr Wijdan Tariq

M.Sc. Accounting and Financial Management (Lancaster), B.A. (Hons) Finance, Accounting and Management (Nottingham)


Wijdan Tariq is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University. He is working towards his Ph.D. thesis on Islamic Finance at the University of Durham. He graduated from Lancaster University Management School with an M.Sc. in Accounting and Financial Management and a dissertation on Equity Valuation Models; and from the University of Nottingham with a BA (Honours) in Finance, Accounting and Management. Wijdan has presented in peer-reviewed conferences and workshops such as the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Conference at the London School of Economics (2014), 4th Islamic Banking and Finance Conference at Lancaster University (2014), Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop in Doha (2013), American University of Sharjah’s First Symposium on Islamic Banking and Finance (2013), International Islamic University of Malaysia’s 2nd International Conference on Islamic Economics & Economies of the OIC Countries (2013), and the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum (2012). In addition, Wijdan has attended summer courses on empirical methods at the University of Michigan, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and the London School of Economics. Wijdan currently serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management. He has served as member of the Academic Committee for the 8th, 9th and 10th International Conferences on Islamic Economics and Finance in Doha, Istanbul and Doha respectively. His conference sponsorship application in 2011 was awarded $50,000 from Qatar National Research Fund. Previously, he had worked on short-term projects at Ernst & Young in Bahrain and at BMB Group UK Ltd in London.

Research Interests

  • Financial Intermediation
  • Islamic Finance
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Credit Markets
  • Islamic Banking Contracts and Products
  • Information Asymmetry
  • Middle Eastern Finance

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