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Professor of Finance and Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance,
Department of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans, USA

Professor Dr. 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- in the University of New Orleans. Kabir 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.

Kabir is a financial economist with consulting, research and teaching experiences in development finance, money and capital markets, Islamic finance, corporate finance, investments, monetary economics, macroeconomics and international trade and finance. Kabir has done consulting work for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank, Transparency International-Bangladesh (TIB), Islamic Development Bank, Government of Turkey and many private organizations. Kabir has 177 (45 in ISI, 181 in Scopus, 138 in ABDC and 79 and ABS ) papers published in over 10 refereed academic journals. His publication record puts him among the top 5.6% of all authors who published in the 26 leading finance journals. He is among the top 5% authors according to number of Journal Pages at RePAC/IDEAS. Kabir is among the top three presenters in the Financial Management Annual Meetings during 1990-2013. Kabir has won 25 Best Paper Awards from Academic Conference presentations. Kabir has supervised 45 doctoral theses at the University of New Orleans and acted as External examiners for 22 dissertations and has numerous teaching awards for his outstanding teaching from the University of New Orleans and outside academic organizations

Kabir is the editor of six international journals and has also edited and published nine books. His latest book Handbook of Empirical Research on Islam and Economic Life is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2016 by Edward Elgar Publishing Company. A frequent traveler, Kabir gives lectures and workshops in the US and abroad, and has presented over 306 research papers at professional conferences and has delivered 129 invited papers/seminars. Kabir Hassan has also provided academic leadership in various professional academic organizations.

Professor Hassan has recently been awarded IDB prize in Islamic Economics.


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