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Challenges in Economic and Financial Policy Formulation

An Islamic Perspective

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 11-30
  4. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 31-46
  5. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 47-62
  6. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 63-84
  7. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 85-107
  8. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 109-134
  9. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 135-156
  10. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 157-177
  11. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 179-198
  12. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 199-231
  13. Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Abbas Mirakhor
    Pages 233-248
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 249-303

About this book

Introduction

Challenges in Economic and Financial Policy Formulation provides an introductory, yet comprehensive, treatment of macroeconomic policies and their implementation in an Islamic-designed economic system.

Keywords

Economic Policy Monetary Policy Fiscal Policy Islamic Economics Economic Development Islamic Finance economic system economics financial policy Islam macroeconomics monetary policy

About the authors

Author Hossein Askari: Hossein Askari is Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University, USA. Author Zamir Iqbal: Dr. Zamir Iqbal serves as Lead Specialist at the Financial Systems Global Practice of the World Bank. He heads the World Bank Global Center for Islamic Finance Development in Istanbul. Author Abbas Mirakhor: Abbas Mirakhor is the First Holder of INCEIF s Chair in Islamic Finance at INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia. He was the Executive Director and Dean of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. He received his PhD from Kansas State University, USA.

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Reviews

"This book has succinctly described the fundamental bases for economic and finance policies required to achieve socio-economic justice as perceived by Islam. It emphasizes rule compliance and risk sharing to attain equitable distribution, financial stability, and financial inclusion. It is thought provoking and exciting as it offers a new policy framework for the present crisis-laden world. It is a groundbreaking publication and hence is a must-read for both experts and novices." - Syed Othman Alhabshi, Chief Academic Officer, INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia

"Askari, Iqbql, and Mirakhor have produced a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the proper role of the state in an economic system designed in accordance with the tenets of Islam. This is a tour de force not only on Islamic teachings on supervisory mechanisms required for taming unfettered markets, but a comprehensive guide to the evolution of thinking on macro- and developmental economics." - Dariush Zahedi, Director, Berkeley Program on Entrepreneurship and Development in the Middle East, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"My congratulations to the authors for their valuable contribution to the subject of Islamic economics and finance. In the aftermath of the global economic and financial crisis there has been an intense debate about the strengths and weaknesses of conventional thinking about economic and financial policy making. While global growth and the explosion of activity in the finance industry has been a welcome sign, there has also been an awakening that market-based economies ought to promote fair and just societies, and for this to happen more reflection is critical on their ideological underpinnings as well as on rules-based management and regulations. In this context, the insights and perspectives offered in this book will benefit conventional thinking and debates, helping others to reflect more deeply on alternate approaches to promoting a fair and just society and a sounder approach to risk-sharing, which is well embedded in the discipline of Islamic economic and finance." - Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive-Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

"Islamic finance has been under the spotlight as one of the mostly discussed items within global economic agenda especially after the 2007 financial crisis. Both the underlying principles of and the tools employed by Islamic finance can contribute to the reduction of systemic risks and to the reshaping of the global financial architecture during the post-crisis era. This book, as a masterpiece in its area fills a big gap and provides insight to policy makers, practitioners and academicians by presenting a well-established framework of macroeconomic policy from an Islamic finance point of view." - Ibrahim M. Turhan, CEO, Borsa Istanbul, Turkey