Mohammad Kabir Hassan Ph. D.

Mohammad Kabir Hassan Ph. D.



Office: 408G Kirschman Hall
Phone: 504-280-6163


Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Research Interests:
Financial Institutions and Markets, Emerging Markets and Financial Development, International Finance, Applied Economics, Corporate Finance, Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance

Dr. M. Kabir Hassan 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. He provided consulting services to the World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), African Development Bank (AfDB), USAID, Government of Bangladesh, Organization of Islamic Conferences (OIC), Federal Reserve Bank, USA, and many corporations, private organizations and universities around the world. Dr. 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. He is now a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He has 144 papers published in refereed academic journals to his credit. Dr. Hassan has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Financial Services Research, Financial Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Journal of Economics and Finance, Global Finance Journal, World Development, Thunderbird International Business Review, African Development Review, Islamic Economic Studies, Review of Islamic Economics, Journal of King Abdul Aziz University and Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hassan supervised 32 doctoral theses, and many of his students are now well placed in the academia, government and private sectors. He is editor of The Global Journal of Finance and Economics and Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, and Co-Editor of Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development. Dr. Hassan has edited and published many books along with articles in refereed academic journals. Dr. Hassan is co-editor (with M.K. Lewis) of Handbook of Islamic Banking and Islamic Finance, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics (Edward Elgar, 2007), and co-editor (with Michael Mahlknecht) Islamic Capital Market: Products and Strategies (John Wiley and Sons, 2011). He is co-author Islamic Entrepreneurship (Routledge UK, 2010). Dr. Hassan is currently working on a textbook development project on Islamic Finance to be published by Pearson in 2013. Dr. Hassan has completed a volume on Islam and Economy commissioned by Oxford University Press, due to be published in 2013. A frequent traveller, Dr. Hassan 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/seminars