Islamic Finance and Economics as Reflected in Research and Publications
S. Nazim Ali, Ph.D.
Harvard Law School
"The development of the Islamic Finance (IF) industry is closely linked to the research pursued in its field. As soon as new theories are generated by researchers, the industry picks them up and implements them. And as soon as the industry encounters new problems, they turn to the researchers to find a way to overcome them. A closer look at the relationship between research and the industry makes several trends apparent. This paper aims to discuss and analyze those trends so as to offer a general understanding of this burgeoning field."