Dr Abderrazak BELABES (Saudi Arabia)

Researcher at Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdulaziz University. He holds an MSc in Electronics, an MSc in Mathematic Economics and Econometrics, and a PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy at the School of High Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris.

His research interest includes: Epistemology and Archaeology of Knowledge, Economic Semantics, Interactions between Economy & Religion, History of the Economic Thought, Islamic Finance Education & Curricula, Legal Framework of Islamic Finance, Islamic Finance in France.

Last Research Products (January 2012 – August 2013)

• Islamic Economics and German’s Economic Model (in German translated from French), Mediterranes – Die Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development e.V. (EMA) (forthcoming issue).

• A Few Pages from the History of Islamic Banking: An Early Initiative to Establish an Islamic Bank in Algeria in the Late 1920s (in Arabic) Studies in Islamic Economic (Paper accepted for publication in forthcoming issue).

• Islamic Economic: Archaeology of a Concept (in Arabic), Islamiyat Al-Maarifa Journal, International Institute of Islamic Thought (Paper accepted for publication in forthcoming issue).

• Islamic Finance Networks on the Paris Financial Center, Paper Presented at a Workshop ‘Figures de l’entrepreneuriat religieux’ organized by l’Institut d’Etudes de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISMM), the Centre d’Etudes Interdisciplinaires des Faits Religieux (CEIFR) and the Chaire ‘Ethique et Normes de la Finance’, Université Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne in collaboration with the King Abdulaziz University,  Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, 14 June 2013.

• Book Review: Ethique et finance en Islam (Isabelle Chapellière), Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Economics, Vol.26 No.2, 2013, pp: 93-110.

• Islamic Economics at Crossroads: A Call for Discussion, Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Economics, Vol.26 No.1, 2013, pp: 289-301 (with Fadul Abdul Karim Al-Bashir).

• Legal Competitiveness of the Paris Financial Center and Islamic Finance (in French), Les Cahiers de la finance islamique, March 2013.

• Ethics, Norms and Finance: What Are We Talking About? (in French & English), paper presented to the Chair ‘Ethics and Financial Norms’, University Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, 9 February 2013.

• Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education: Developments and Prospects, London: Palagrave Macmillan (edited with Ahmed Belouafi & Cristina Trullols).

• Computation and Islamic Finance: Interaction or Assimilation? (in French), Etudes en économie islamique, Vol. 5, No 2, 2012, pp. 1-20.

• Islamic Finance between Moral and Ethics (in Arabic), Studies in Islamic Economic, Vol.18, No.1, 2012, pp. 67-102.

• Islamic Economics beyond the Positive and Normative (in Arabic), Islamiyat Al-Maarifa, No.70, 2012.

• Variety of Legal Models Hosting Islamic Finance (in French), Les Cahiers de la finance islamique, No.3, June 2012, pp. 77-86.

• Geo-Education of Islamic Finance in the Global Space, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46(2012), pp. 5335-5339, Published by Elsevier Ltd (with Ahmed Belouafi & Mohamed Daoudi).

• Islamic Finance Programs at the Higher Education Institutions in the GCC Countries: an Analytical Comparative Study, paper presented at The Gulf Research Meeting 2012, University of Cambridge, 11 – 14 July 2012 (with Ahmed Belouafi).

• Islamic Finance Higher Education at Glance: A Global Picture (with Ahmed Belouafi), in Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education: Developments and Prospects, edited by Ahmed Belouafi, Abderrazak Belabes & Cristina Trullols, London: Macmillan, 2012, pp. 32-46.

• Islamic Finance Education in France: An Unexpected Surge (with Ahmed Belouafi), in Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education: Developments and Prospects, edited by Ahmed Belouafi, Abderrazak Belabes & Cristina Trullols, London: Macmillan, 2012, pp. 66-79.

• Islamic Finance Education at the Top Ten Business Schools (with Ahmed Belouafi & Cristina Trullols), in Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education: Developments and Prospects, edited by Ahmed Belouafi, Abderrazak Belabes & Cristina Trullols, London: Macmillan, 2012, pp. 93-96.

• Economic Thought of the Sheikh Al-Medjaoui according to his Book ‘Observation on the Economic Questions’ (in Arabic), in ‘The Sheikh Abdelkader Al-Medjaoui’, Algiers: Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, 2012, pp. 85-126.

• La finance islamique: Solution à la crise? By Elyès Jouini & Olivier Pastré (Book Review in Arabic), Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Islamic Economics, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2012, pp. 127-145.

• ‘Observation on the Economic Questions’ (Algiers: Fontana Editions, 1904) by Abdelkader Al-Medjaoui & Omar Brihmat (Book Review in Arabic), Studies in Islamic Economic, Vol.29, 2012.