Mahmoud Sami Nabi - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Mahmoud Sami Nabi

Research Fellows

Professor of Economics, University of Carthage

Areas of Interest:

  • Macroeconomic analysis with specialization in financial economics and economic development
  • Economic modelling
  • Islamic Economics and Finance


  • Ph.D., Economics University of Paris I- Pantheon Sorbonne, 2004
  • Postgraduate Studies, Mathematical Modeling in Economics and Finance, University of Paris I- Pantheon Sorbonne, 1999
  • Diploma of engineer, Polytechnic School of Tunisia, 1998


  • Full Professor of Economics – University of Carthage
  • Head of the Department of Economics, Tunisia Polytechnic School, 2014-Senior Researcher Economist, IRTI, Islamic Development Bank Group, 2011-2013
  • Vice-Director and Director of Studies and Internships at the University of Sousse, IHEC, 2008 – 2011
  • Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Sousse, 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Sousse, 2005 – 2010
  • Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Evry, (2002 – 2004)

Latest Publications:

  • “Enhancing Intra-Trade in OIC Member Countries Through T-SDRs” (co-authors: S. Al-Suwailem, R. Abdelkafi, and I.Drine), Islamic Economic Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, May, 2015 (101-124).
  • “Equity-Financing, Income Inequality and Capital Accumulation”, Economic Modelling, Volume 46, April 2015, Pages 322–333.
  • “Banking Soundness and Financial Crises’ Predictability: A Case Study of Turkey”, International Economics, Volumes 135–136, October–December 2013, pages 62-78 (Co-author: W. Khallouli).
  • “Banking Emergence, Contract Enforcement and Endogenous Growth,” International Review of Economics, Volume 60, Issue 1, 2013, Pages 83-100. (Co-author: T. Rajhi).
  • “Islamic and Conventional Banks’ Soundness during the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis,” Review of Financial Economics, Volume 22, Issue 2, January 2013, pages 68-77 (Co-author: K. Bourkhis).
  • “Information Misreporting in the Credit Market: Analysis of a Credit Bureau’s Disciplinary Role,” Comparative Economic Studies, Volume 55, March 2013, Pages 145-166. (Co-author: S. Ben Souissi).
Working Papers

The Institutional Environment and the Banking – Growth Nexus: Theory and Investigation for MENA

Abstract This paper seeks to provide some theoretical and empirical answers to the following question: Does the ... read more

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Financial Crises’ Prevention and Recovery

Abstract After the completion of the capital account liberalization in 1989, Turkey recovered from two financial ... read more

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Banking, Credit Market Imperfection and Economic Growth

Abstract We develop a new model that links capital market imperfection to banking emergence and economic ... read more

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Have Islamic Banks Been More Resistant Than Conventional Banks to the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis?

Abstract The recent global financial crisis has induced a series of failures of many conventional banks ... read more

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Profit Sharing, Income Inequality and Capital Accumulation

The relationship between economic development and income inequality isn’t neutral vis-à-vis the role of the ... read more


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