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Editor in Chief of IMEFM wins coveted 2016 IDB Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance

Award recognizes, rewards and encourages creative efforts of outstanding merit in the fields of Islamic economics, banking and finance

New Orleans, LO, USA April 11 2016 - Professor Kabir Hassan – Editor in Chief of Emerald’s IMEFM (International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management) – has won the coveted 2016 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance.

This international award, which alternates between the fields of Islamic economics and Islamic banking and finance, was founded in 1408H (1988) with the objective of recognizing, rewarding and encouraging creative efforts of outstanding merit in the fields of Islamic economics, banking and finance.

Professor Hassan has won 2016 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance the award for his significant contribution to the field of Islamic banking and finance towards society as a whole, especially with reference to the development of the Islamic Financial Services Industry. 

The award is a true testimony to Professor Hassan’s outstanding contribution and devotion to the field.

Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali - President, IDB Group - said: "The Islamic Development Bank Prize in Islamic Economics & Islamic Banking and Finance is an undertaking that reflects brightly on the Islamic Development Bank's continued efforts and constructive work to serve the knowledge of Islamic Economics and Finance. 

“The Prize is addressed to creative and pioneering scholars and practitioners, giving recognition to their outstanding contributions in promoting the theoretical and practical aspects of economics, banking and finance under the umbrella of Islamic Shari'ah.
“Honouring these eminent scholars and practitioners, is an inspiration for all specialists to give their utmost in developing ever-better research methods and capabilities."  

Professor Hassan is a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He Hassan regularly gives lectures and workshops in the US and abroad, and has presented over 270 research papers at professional conferences and has delivered 102 invited papers and seminars.

IMEFM publishes quality and in-depth analysis on current issues within Islamic and Middle Eastern finance and management. The journal welcomes strong evidence-based empirical studies and results-focused case studies that share research in product development and clarify best practices. 

The journal is the only title aiming to give an interdisciplinary and holistic view on Islamic finance and business management practices in order to inform these two intertwined communities.

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