M. Kabir Hassan

Professor, University of New Orleans

M. Kabir Hassan is Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance in the
University of New Orleans. He currently holds two endowed Chairs – Hibernia Professor of Economics and
Finance and Bank One Professor in Business – at the University of New Orleans. Professor Hassan is the
winner of the 2016 IDB Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance. Professor Hassan received his BA in
Economics and Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, USA, and M.A. in Economics
and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA respectively. Professor Hassan is a
leading authority on empirical Islamic finance scholarship and published Islamic finance papers in top
academic journals. Professor Hassan has done consulting work for the World Bank, International
Monetary Fund, African Development Bank, Transparency International-Bangladesh (TIB), Islamic
Development Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Government of Turkey and many
private organizations. Professor Hassan has over 255 papers published in refereed academic journals. Dr.
Professor Hassan is the Editor International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and
Management (Scopus and ESCI). He has guest edited special Issues of Islamic finance for a number of
leading academic journals. He has published a number of book on Islamic finance, law and
entrepreneurship by Edward Elgar, John Wiley, Palgrave-MacMillan, Routledge, Pearson and Emerald
publishing company.

My Sessions

Alignment ESG and Impact Investing with Islamic Finance or SRI

Fong Auditorium

Academics and researchers have long viewed Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and Equitable Financing as the Holy Grail of Islamic Finance. Many of the stipulations of Islamic Finance have been widely rationalized as being necessary for equitable growth and as being more humane, compassionate even more environmentally sustainable than secular banking practices in their larger impact […]

International Development Islamic Finance