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Prof Habib Ahmed, MA Economics (Chittagong, Bangladesh), MEcon (Oslo, Norway), PhD (Connecticut, USA)

Sharjah Chair in Islamic Law and Finance in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45114
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 45201
Room number: MHL 381

(email at habib.ahmed@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Before joining Durham University as the Sharjah Chair, Habib Ahmed was Manager, Research and Development, Islamic Banking Development Group, The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also worked at Islamic Research & Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Saudi Arabia and taught at the University of Connecticut, USA, National University of Singapore, and University of Bahrain. He has been a member of the Capital Adequacy Working Group of Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) which is responsible for, among others, setting standards and guidelines for Islamic banks and financial institutions.

Mini Biography

Before joining Durham University as the Sharjah Chair, Habib Ahmed was Manager, Research and Development, Islamic Banking Development Group, The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also worked at Islamic Research & Training Institute of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Saudi Arabia and taught at the University of Connecticut, USA, National University of Singapore, and University of Bahrain.

Research Groups

Business School

Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance

School of Government and International Affairs

Research Interests

  • Islamic Economics and Finance
  • Contemporary applications of Islamic commercial law
  • Economics of law
  • Non Profit Organisations and Waqf

Publications

Articles: magazine

  • Ahmed, Habib (2013). Islamic Wealth Management: Goals and Instruments. The Q Report Issue No. 1 / 2013: 26-30.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2012). A different perspective on the financial crisis. Papers of Dialogue 3: 18-19.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2012). Defining Ethics in Islamic Finance: Looking Beyond Legality. NewHorizon 184, July-September 2012: 20-26
  • Ahmed, Habib (2011). Waqf as a Sustainable Social Enterprise: Organisational Architecture and Prospects. Global Islamic Finance 32-39.

Books: authored

Books: booklets

  • Ahmed, Habib (2007). 'Issues in Islamic Corporate Finance: Capital Structure in Firms'. Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2005). 'Operational Format for Islamic Equity Finance: Lessons from Venture Capital'. Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2002). 'A Microeconomic Model of an Islamic Bank'. Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2001). 'Exchange Rate Stability: Theory and Policies from an Islamic Perspective'. Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group.

Books: edited

Edited works: contributions

  • Ahmed, H. (2014). Analytical tools of Islamic economics: choice and the equi-marginal principle. In Handbook on Islam and Economic Life. M. Kabir Hassan. & Mervyn K. Lewis. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. 90-110.
  • Ahmed, A. (2014). Investigating into the Managerial Investment Skills of Islamic and Conventional Equity Mutual Fund Managers in Saudi Arabia. In Islamic Finance: Performance and Efficiency. Saeed, Binmahfouz., Mehmet, Asutay. & Abdullah, Turkistani. Grelach Press, Berlin.
  • Ahmed, H. (2014). Legal Environment for Islamic Banks: Status in Selected GCC Countries. In Islamic Finance: Political Economy, Values and Innovation. Mehmet Asutay. & Abdullah Turkistani. Grelach Press, Berlin.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2013). 'Financial Inclusion and Islamic Finance: Organizational Formats, Products, Outreach and Sustainability'. In Economic Development and Islamic Finance. Iqbal, Zamir & Mirakhor, Abbas The World Bank, Washington DC. 203-229.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2012). 'Organizational models of Islamic microfinance'. In Shari'a Compliant Microfinance. S. Nazim Ali Routledge. 17-32.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2012). 'Waqfs'. In Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Helmut K. Anheier Mark Juergensmeyer & Victor Faessel Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2011). 'Waqf-Based Microfinance: Realizing the Social Role of Islamic Finance'. In Essential Readings in Contemporary Waqf Issues. Monzer Kahf & Siti Mashitoh Mahamood CERT, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2009). 'The Methodology of Islamic Economics'. In Encyclopedia of Islamic Economics, Principles, Definitions & Methodology. M.N. Siddiqi Yildiz A.S., Istanbul. 177-185.
  • Ahmed, Habib & Khan, Tariqullah (2007). 'Risk Management in Islamic Banking'. In Handbook on Islamic Banking. Hassan, M. Kabir & Lewis, Mervyn K. Edward Elgar.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2006). 'Withdrawal Risk in Islamic Banks, Market Discipline and Bank Stability'. In Islamic Financial Architecture: Risk Management and Financial Stability. Khan, Tariqullah & Muljawan, Dadang Jeddah: Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank Group. 457-477.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2005). 'The Islamic Financial System and Economic Growth: An Assessment'. In Islamic Finance and Economic Development. Iqbal, Munawar & Ahmad, Ausaf New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 29-48.
  • Ahmed, Habib (2002). 'Incentive Compatible Profit-Sharing Contracts: A Theoretical Treatment'. In Islamic Banking and Finance: New Perspectives in Profit Sharing and Risk. Iqbal, Munawar & Llewellyn, David T. Edward Elgar. 40-54.

Journal papers: academic

Journal papers: professional

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