CALL FOR PAPERS - INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ISLAMIC FINANCE IN INDIA: PRODUCTS, INSTITUTIONS & REGULATIONS

CALL FOR PAPERS


INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON
ISLAMIC FINANCE IN INDIA: PRODUCTS, INSTITUTIONS & REGULATIONS

October 04-06, 2010  
Kochi, India

 Enhancing financial inclusion is an important goal of regulators and policy makers across the globe. This assumes greater significance in a country like India with its over one billion population. Islamic finance may be seen as a strategic tool towards achieving greater financial inclusion, bringing in large sections of excluded population into the formal financial system. Indeed during the last three decades Islamic finance has contributed significantly to the evelopment of financial sectors and deepening of financial markets in several countries, thus contributing to economic development. As Islamic finance is expanding worldwide, its systemic importance for the stability of national, regional and global financial system is also Increasing fast.  

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) - a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, and the Islamic University Kerala (Al Jamia Al Islamia) are pleased to announce an international seminar on Islamic Finance in India: Products, Institutions and Regulations. The seminar aims to examine the Indian regulatory and policy environment and discuss the potential for Islamic finance in various components of its financial system.

Original theoretical and empirical research papers of high quality are invited in the following and related areas. Papers are expected to focus on

  • Shariah Issues
  • Organizational Issues
  • Products, Models and Structures
  • Regulatory and Policy Issues
  • Demand Assessment


relating to specific components of the financial system at micro, meso and macro

  • Commercial Banks including NBFCs
  • Insurance Providers
  • Investment Funds
  • Venture Finance Providers
  • Microfinance Providers
  • Zakat and Waqf Institutions
  • Securities (Sukuk) Markets
  • Infrastructure Institutions
Selected papers would generally be India-focused but would also include challenges and solutions to the Islamic financial services industry in the light of international experiences. As such, papers highlighting lessons from Islamic finance experiments from countries across the globe would be considered.
 
Papers must be original contributions and written in English. Electronic submission should be sent in MS Word format (font 12, line spacing 1) to the academic contacts provided below. 

Qualified individuals will review the submitted papers through a process of double blind peer review. Accepted papers will be the copyright of the conference organizers and published in the Conference Proceedings.
 
IRTI will pay for hotel expenses for the duration of the Conference and round-trip economy class air tickets to one author of each selected paper. The Conference organizers will help arrange visas and hotel arrangements for international participants.

Deadlines: August 15, 2010 (closing date for submission of complete paper) and August 31, 2010 (communication from IRTI to presenters regarding acceptance of papers)


ACADEMIC CONTACTS
 
Dr. Mohammed Obaidullah
Senior Economist
Islamic Research & Training Institute
Islamic Development Bank Group
E-mail: mobaidullah@isdb.org
Fax: 966 2 6378927  

Dr. Abdussalam M.
Director
Al Jamia Al Islamiya
Kerala, India
E-mail: drsalam@aljamia.net
Fax: 91 4933 270565

 

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Posted Date: 16 July 2010

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