Abdel-Hameed Bashir - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Abdel-Hameed Bashir

Policy Affiliates

Lead Evaluation Officer/Lead Economist, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia

Areas of Interest:

  • Islamic Banking and Finance


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990
  • M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
  • M.S., Econometrics & Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics, 1982
  • B.Sc., University of Khartoum-Sudan, 1979


  • Lead Evaluation Officer/Lead Economist, Group Operations Evaluation Department, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia, 2005-present
  • Senior Economist, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia, 2001-2005
  • Associate Professor, Grambling State University of Louisiana, Grambling, Louisiana, USA, 1990-2001
  • Lecturer, UAE University, 1994-1995

Latest Publications:

  • Does Rural Electrification Reduces Poverty? A Case Study in MENA Region, WP January 2013
  • Expanding Access to Quality Primary Education in IDB Member Countries: Lessons Learned, WP, 2012
  • ” Determinants of Profitability in Islamic Banks: Some Evidence from the Middle East” Islamic Economic Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2003
  • “Property Rights, Institutions, and Economic Development: An Islamic Perspective.” Humanomics, Vol. 18, No. 3/4, 2002.
Working Papers

Islamic Banks Participation, Concentration and Profitability: Evidence From MENA Countries

Using cross-country bank level data, this paper examines the performance of Islamic banks in a ... read more


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