Professor Dr. Abdul Ghafar bin Ismail
Dr. Abdul Ghafar Ismail is the Professor of Banking and Financial Economics at the School of Economics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He received his PhD from the University of Southampton, England. He currently acts as the Head of Islamic Economics and Finance Research Center (EKONIS) and the Chairman of Shari’ah Committee, Citibank Berhad since April 2005.
Professor Ghafar has published his research in several refereed journals namely, The Review of Islamic Economics, Journal of Islamic Economics, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, Humanomics, International Journal of Social Economics, Savings and Development, Global Journal of Finance and Economics and Review of Financial Economics. He has also presented papers in many international and local conferences, such as International Seminar on Islamic Economics and Finance, IRTI International Conference and Malaysia Finance Association Conference.
His research interests include learning process and growth theory, inter-temporal allocation of resources, earning management, capital adequacy standard for Islamic banks, and risk management. He has been a lecturer in UKM since 1987 and has been teaching several economics courses such as money and banking, financial economics, advanced macroeconomics, money and capital market in Islam, Islamic economics system, Islamic economics analysis, and international finance.