Professor Dr. Mohammad Kabir Hassan is Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance in the University of New Orleans. He currently holds three endowed Chairs-Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance, Hancock Whitney Chair Professor in Business, and Bank One Professor in Business- in the University of New Orleans. Professor Hassan is the winner of the 2016 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance. Professor 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. Dr. Hassan stood first in combined merit list in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC, equivalent to O level) in 1978 from Comilla Zilla School, Comilla, Bangladesh in 1978 and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, equivalent to A level) in 1980 from Comilla Victoria Government College, Comilla, Bangladesh in 1980, respectively.
Professor 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, Islamic banking and finance, and international trade and finance. Professor Hassan has done consulting work for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank, Transparency International-Bangladesh (TIB), Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Bangladesh Bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Government of Turkey and many private organizations. Professor Hassan has been elected a Board Member of Ethics and Governance Committee and Education Board of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for the Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). Professor Hassan has recently been appointed as the Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Dr. Hassan has recently been elected to the Advisory Council of the World Zakat Forum (WZF), 2021-2023. Professor has also been selected to be a member of Oxford University Said Business School faith-based investing initiative advisory board Member in 2021. He has also been selected to be member of Christin Michelson Institute (CMI) in 2021.
Dr. Hassan has served as Associate Chair from 2001-2004, and currently is serving Graduate Program Coordinator of Ph.D. in Financial Economics. Professor Kabir Hassan holds numerous on-campus academic service positions. He was in the Committee on Academic Computing (University): 1998-2001, and Graduate Program Committee (College): 1998-2004, 2007-2020. Professor Hassan is a member of Instructional Resources and Responsibilities Group. (College), Teaching Effectiveness Committee. (Department), Graduate Program Committee. (Department), and Departmental Seminar Committee. (Department). He is the Faculty Advisor for Financial Management Association Honor Society of UNO student chapter (Department). He also holds academic service position in Internal Review of Ph.D. Program in Financial Economics (Department) as well as Departmental Search Committee in Finance: 1994-1995; 1995-1996 (Department). Professor Kabir Hassan is the Chair of Finance Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Committee, Monetary Theory and Institutions and member of MBA Program Committee (College): 1996-2000; 2008-2020 as well as member of Graduate Council: 2015-2020.
Dr. Hassan has provided academic leaderships to several organizations such as President of Southwest Finance Association (SWFA), Southwestern Society of Economist (SSE), Academy of International Business-US Southwest and Academy of Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (AEDSB). The positions include Financial Markets and Institutions Program Committee Chair: Southern Finance Association (2017), Financial Markets and Institutions Program Committee Chair: Eastern Finance Association (2017), Vice President-Local Arrangement, Eastern Finance Association Meeting (2015), President, Southwest Finance Association Meetings (SWFA): 2015-16, Vice-President Program Southwestern Finance Association Meetings (SWFA): 2014-15, Treasurer, Southwest Finance Association Meetings (SWFA): 2012-14, Chapter Chair, AIB-USSW: 2013-14, Chapter Chair, AIB-US SW: 2003-2007, President, Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE): 2006-2007, Program Chair and President Elect, Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE): 2005-2006, President, AIB-USSW: 2002-2003, Vice-President, AIB-US-SW: 2000, President, Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh, 2005-2007, Vice President, AEDSB: 2000, General Secretary, AEDSB: 1997-1998, General Secretary, Islamic Economics Research Bureau, Dhaka, Bangladesh: 1998-1999; 2000-2001, Assistant General Secretary, Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (AEDSB), 1993-95; 1995-1997. He was member of Board of Directors, Academy of Financial Services: 1996-1999. He is currently board member of Southern Finance Association (SFA).
Professor Hassan has over 350 papers [225 SCOPUS, 108 SSCI, 58 ESCI, 227 ABDC, 161 ABS] published as book chapters and in top refereed academic journals. The number of publications would put Professor Hassan in the top 1% of peers who continue to publish one refereed article per year over a long period of time according to an article published in Journal of Finance. Professor Hassan has also been cited as one of the most prolific authors in finance literature in the last fifty years in a paper published in Journal of Finance Literature. His publication record puts him among the top 5.6% of all authors who published in the 26 leading finance journals. He is among the top 5% authors according to number of Journal Pages at RePAC/IDEAS. Professor Hassan is among the top three presenters in the Financial Management Annual Meetings during 1990-2013. He has won 32 Best Paper Awards from Academic Conference presentations. Professor Hassan has been honored by the fellow members of Academy of Economics and Finance for life-long contribution to teaching and research in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Professor Hassan has an H-index of 63 from Google Scholar. A frequent traveler, Dr. Hassan gives lectures and workshops in the US and abroad and has presented over 454 research papers at professional conferences and has delivered 245 invited papers/seminars. For his outstanding research and scholarly work, Dr. Hassan has been recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by UNO Research Council in 2019. Professor Hassan visited many international universities as Distinguished Visiting Professor.
Professor Hassan has supervised 64 doctoral theses at the University of New Orleans and acted as External examiners for 49 dissertations from countries like Australia, New Zealand, USA, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Canada. Many of his students are now well placed in the academia (Department Chairs, Deans and Professors), government (Secretary, Under-Secretary and Central Bank Deputy Governor) and private sectors (CEO and CFO). Professor Hassan has evaluated promotion documents of many faculty members from the USA and abroad.
Professor Hassan has numerous teaching awards for his outstanding teaching from the University of New Orleans and outside academic organizations. His teaching awards include Jamaica Executive MBA, JEMBA (2002, 2003, 2009), US EMBA (1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2015), Executive master’s in health care management EMHCM (2002, 2003, 2015), Thompson-Reuters Outstanding Educator (2002, 2004, 2006), UNO College of Business Administration Professor of the Year (2001), UNO Favored Professor (1998), University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Assistant Award (1990). Professor Hassan won 27 Teaching Awards from UNO and external academic and professional organizations. He has also received 2017 Islamic Banking and Finance Excellence Award, COMSATS, Lahore, Pakistan, 2018 University of New Orleans Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller International Leadership Medallion, 2019, 2019 University of Louisiana System Outstanding Faculty Member Award and 2019 UNO Library Book Prize Award.
Professor Hassan is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and SSCI) published by Emerald UK, Senior Editor International Journal of Emerging Markets (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and SSCI) published by Emerald UK and Associate Editor of Review of International Business and Finance (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and ESCI) published by Elsevier, International Review of Economics and Finance (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and ESCI) published by Elsevier and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal ((SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and ESCI) published by Elsevier, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (ABDC, ABS, SCOPUS, ESCI) published by Elsevier, The Global Finance Journal (ABDC, ABS, SCOPUS, ESCI) published by Elsevier, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance (SCOPUS) published by Inderscience, Arab Law Quarterly (ABDC, ABS, SCOPUS, ESCI) published by Brill, Review of Financial Economics (ABDC, ABS, SCOPUS, ESCI) published by John Wiley, Eurasian Business Review (ABDC, ABS, SCOUS, SSCI) published by Springer. . He has guest edited special Issues for Thunderbird International Business Review (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS, ESCI), published by John Wiley, International Journal of Business and Society (SCOPUS, ESCI, ABDC), Review of Financial Economics (SCOPUS, ESCI, ABDC) published by Wiley, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (SCOPUS, ESCI, ABDC) published by Elsevier, Singapore Economic Review (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and SSCI) published by World-Scientific, International Review of Economics and Finance (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and ESCI) published by Elsevier and Review of International Business and Finance (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS and ESCI) published by Elsevier, Eurasian Economic Review (SCOPUS, ABDC, ABS) published by Springer. Professor Hassan also sits on editorial board of a good number of journals published by Elsevier, Emerald, Wiley, Springer, and several universities around the globe. Professor Hassan serves on the Editorial Board 30 journals spread around all regions of the world.
Professor Hassan has also edited and published 23 scholarly books and 3 textbooks on Islamic banking and finance. Kabir is the co-editor (with Mervyn K. Lewis) of Handbook of Islamic Banking, and Islamic Finance, The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics (Edward Elgar, 2007), Handbook on Islam and Economic Life (Edward Elgar, 2014), and co-editor (with Michael Mahlknecht) Islamic Capital Market: Products and Strategies (John Wiley and Sons, 2011). He is co-author of Islamic Entrepreneurship (Routledge UK, 2010). Dr. Hassan has written the first textbook (co-authored with Dr Kayed and Dr. Oseni) on Islamic Finance that was published by Pearson in 2013. His book Handbook of Empirical Research on Islam and Economic Life was published in December 2016 by Edward Elgar Publishing Company. He coauthored with Ahcene Lahsasna and Rubi Ahmad “Forward Lease Sukuk in Islamic Capital Market: Structure and Governing Rules” published by Palgrave-Springer, New York in 2019. His another textbook “An Introduction to Islamic Finance” co-authored with Salman Sheikh and Selim Kayhan is published in 2020 by the World Scientific Press. Professor Hassan’s edited volume with Professor Mehmet Sarac on Islamic Perspectives on Sustainable Financial Development is published by Istanbul University Press in 2020. His co-edited book with Aishath Muneeza and Adel Sarea COVID19 and Islamic Social Finance is published by Routledge in 2020. He has three other books on Islamic finance, and machine learning in finance and economics are scheduled to be published by Routledge and World Scientific Publishing in 2021.
Professor Hassan has interviewed in all major new and media services worldwide. He interviewed on “Business Asia” Program in CNN on Corruption in Emerging Markets. His research featured in The Forbes, Reuters, The Economist, New Orleans City Business, The Advocate, The Bangladesh Observer, The Financial Express, The Bangladesh Times, The Daily Star, The Independent, The Daily Ittefaq, The JanKantha, and the Daily Sangram, The City Business (New Orleans), The Tempo (the National Indonesian Daily), National Public Radio and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Voice of America (VOA), Bangladesh TVs (Channel I, NTV, RTV, Bangla Vision, ETV and ATN Bangla), Smart Beta (a podcast on research in economics, finance and management), National Public Radio (NPR), CBS, FOX, NBC, and North American Regional TV Channels such as FTB and TBN24.
Professor Kabir Hassan has served public both in US and abroad in various capacities. He was Advisor, Bangladesh Student Association, 1996-current, General Secretary, Islamic Economics Research Bureau, 1997-98, Member, New Orleans Museum of Arts, 1992, Member, Board of Directors, Asian-Pacific American Society, 1991-current, General Secretary, Louisiana Bangladesh Society, 1991-92, President, Bangladesh Student Organization, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989-90, President, Omicron Delta Epsilon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986 and President, International Student Organization, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1984. Currently he is advisor to Muslim Student Association (MSA) at UNO.