A Primer on Islamic Banking

Referent: Prof. Mohammad Kabir Hassan (Department of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans)

Moderation: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Mathis (Institut für Geschichte und Ethnologie, Rektorsbeauftragter der Universität Innsbruck für die Partnerschaft mit der University of New Orleans)

Zeit: Donnerstag, 18. Juni 2009, 19:30 Uhr
Ort: HS 3, SoWi, Universitätsstr. 15, 6020 Innsbruck


Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing and most innovative financial disciplines in the international financial market. It is growing at a rate of 15 % each year, and is expected to be about $ 2 trillion by 2010 in size. It is one of the least understood both by the western financial community and indeed by those in Islamic communities.

This lecture offers a clear and understandable examination of this dynamic area of finance, and will help participants to fully understand the fundamental religous principles underlying modern Islamic finance and banking. It will provide participants with the opportunity to understand the religous principles and their interpretation, as well as the diversity and adaptive mechanisms of Islam.


At the University of New Orleans since 1990 Mohammad Kabir Hassan is a financial economist with teaching, research and consulting experiences in financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, applied economics and development finance. He has published over 30 articles in refereed academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, Applied Financial Economics, and Atlantic Economic Journal), and presented numerous papers in professional meetings in many parts of the world. Dr. Hassan has received many awards and recognition for his outstanding teaching and research performances. He has received a number of research grants to conduct research in international trade, banking and finance areas. 



In Kooperation mit dem American Corner Innsbruck, der Austro-American Society Tirol, der  University of New Orleans Center Austria und der Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft

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