The 16th AJI Frontier Seminar on "Visions and Policy Ideas in Islamic Economics: A Survey of Recent Studies on Economic Development in Malaysia”
On April 21, 2020, the 16th AJI Frontier Seminar was held. Dr. Kentaro Kambara (Kyoto University) presented a report entitled "Visions and Policy Ideas in Islamic Economics: A Survey of Recent Studies on Economic Development in Malaysia" on the relationship between economic growth in Malaysia and the Islamic economy. This was the first time that one of our research seminars was conducted online, due to the spread of the coronavirus. Virtually, we had many more participants than before.
In this presentation, Dr. Kambara introduced the discussions and analyses exchanged among practitioners and researchers of Islamic economics on how to evaluate the role played by domestic Islamic banks and Islamic financial institutions in the economic growth of Malaysia, and discussed the trend of Islamic economic research as a policy science. In the Q&A session, the participants had a lively discussion on the relationship between Islamic economy and social welfare, as well as comparisons of Islamic economic studies in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Dr. Kambara speaking online