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Social Capital and Risk Sharing

An Islamic Finance Paradigm

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 1-11
  3. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 13-27
  4. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 29-45
  5. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 47-63
  6. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 65-90
  7. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 91-113
  8. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 115-131
  9. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 133-156
  10. Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor, Mansor H. Ibrahim
    Pages 157-162
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 163-209

About this book

Introduction

This exciting new addition to Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics argues that social capital can facilitate rule-compliance and co-operation in the sharing of risk in financial and economic activities.

Keywords

banking economics inequality Islam Islamic Banking

About the authors

Author Adam Ng: Adam Ng is Assistant Professor at INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia, and the SC-OCIS Scholar in Residence in Islamic Finance at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK. He was formerly with the Central Bank of Malaysia. He received his PhD from INCEIF and read law at University of Oxford and International Islamic University Malaysia. 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. Author Mansor H. Ibrahim: Mansor H. Ibrahim is Professor of Finance and Econometrics and the Dean of Graduate Studies at INCEIF - The Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia. He was Dean of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences at the International Islamic University Malaysia and Head of the Department of Economics at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He received his PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking

Reviews

"Social Capital and Risk Sharing is a book in which Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor and Mansor H. Ibrahim articulate a new business model that brings social capital and risk sharing into renewed focus to create the demonstration effect and to have a global impact. As debates and discussions continue in the battle for the soul of capitalism, their work is a call for action for both Islamic financial institutions and conventional finance to come together and build a fairer, just and sustainable economic society." - Iqbal Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Fajr Capital, United Arab Emirates

"The standard economics curriculum has a gaping hole. The role of ethics in economic interactions is curiously missing, although it always lurks in the background with references to 'trust' and 'good' institutions, as if such social capital somehow evolves independently of human values. This book patches that hole by integrating moral guideposts based on Islamic principles of preferred economic behavior in exploring the sources of social capital. Such guideposts are analytically most meaningful in uncertainty, particularly in financial markets. It is time that we think about alternative risk sharing methods in order to create more stable and accessible financial markets. This book articulates the Islamic view of risk sharing that may curb speculative risk shifting and result in greater financial stability. It also provides a novel discussion of various Islamic financial arrangements to facilitate greater access to markets and induce more equitable economic growth. For both the beginning and the seasoned reader of Islamic finance, this book is a welcome addition and a treasure box of novel ideas to reckon with." - S. Nuri Erbas, Former Economist and Advisor to the International Monetary Fund's Board, United States