4th International Islamic Economics and Finance Congress

 4th International Congress on Islamic Economics and Finance

July 15-16, 2017 / Istanbul


The growth of the global Islamic finance market is further expanding the scope of the Islamic Economy, Islamic Finance, Participation Banking and Islamic Insurance. In order to satisfy the need of institutional approach to Islamic Economics and Finance in Turkey and to carry the researches to a broader range made İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University to establish the International Research and Study Center of Islamic Economics and Finance (IZUISEFAM). This research center is the Turkey’s first center within the university that focuses on research in the field to satisfy the need of institutional approach and to carry the researches to a broader range.


For all these purposes, the center is organizing the 4th International Islamic Economics and Finance Congress (IIEFC), in collaboration with Istanbul University; Sakarya University ISEFAM (Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance); Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB) and Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC). The congress will take place from 15th to 16th July 2017 at İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey.


Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 15, 2017

Notification of accepted abstracts: April 30, 2017

Deadline for submitting full papers: June 15, 2017*

(* Those who can not reach the deadline for submission of abstracts will be assessed their papers if they send full paper by June 15, 2017.)

Registration deadline: June 20, 2017*

(*Registration has been extended until June 29, 2017)

Congress Date: July 15-16, 2017


 Congress Language

The congress accepts papers and presentations in Turkish, English and Arabic and if necessary, simultaneous translation will be provided.


Best Paper Awards

The best three papers will be selected by the advisory board and granted for $300, $250, and $200 US dollar respectively.


Science Committee

Prof. Dr. Mehmet BULUT (Chairman of the Scientific Committee)- İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Prof. Dr. Arif ERSOY- İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Güran YUMUŞAK- İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Prof. Dr. Servet BAYINDIR-İstanbul University

Prof. Dr. Ahmet TABAKOĞLU- Marmara University

Doç. Dr. Mehmet SARAÇ - İstanbul University

Doç. Dr. Süleyman KAYA-Sakarya University

Doç. Dr. Şakir GÖRMÜŞ- Sakarya University

Prof. Dr. Masudul Alam CHOUDHURY, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Shariq Nisar, Rizvi Institute of Management Studies and Research Director, Octaware Technologies Ltd., India

Dr. Abdelkader Chachi, Senior Training Specialist and Economist Researcher, Islamic Development Bank, Kingdon of Saudi Arabia

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ensari YÜCEL - İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Mustafa ÇAKIR İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Zeyneb Hafsa ORHAN- İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Yrd. Doç Dr. Ashraf DAWABA- İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University


Organizing Committee              

Ensari YÜCEL                          

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Mustafa ÇAKIR                      

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University 

Zeynep Hafsa ORHAN        

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University




Ozan MARAŞLI                      

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University 

Muhammet B. TOPRAK

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University 

Eren YILDIRIM                       

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

M.Fuat KINA                          

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Yaşar DESTANOĞLU            



İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University


Call for Papers  

The main topics of the Congress will be Islamic Economics and Finance which includes (but not limited to);

  • Islamic Economics and History

  • Islamic Finance and Banking

  • Islamic Insurance (Takaful)

  • Islamic Financial Instruments

  • Islamic Commercial Law



Abstract Submission

All papers should be submitted to iefc@izu.edu.tr. Paper submissions must comply with the following guidelines:

  • Paper must be in Microsoft Word format. 

  • Abstract is recommended to be around 300 words. 

  • Full tentative title of the manuscript must be included on the paper. 

  • Names and surnames, the institution the author is associated with, her/his contact and e-mail addresses should also be specified. 


Paper Submissions

Authors whose first drafts have been accepted will be invited to submit final drafts based on the peer-reviewer’s recommendations for revision. Papers presented in the conference will be considered for possible publication in the Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance (JIEF).  


Registration and Accommodation


Congress registration should be made through the congress webpage at http://www.isefam.izu.edu.tr  or sent to iefc@izu.edu.tr. The S. Zaim University is pleased to support this event by providing; session participation, conference materials, refreshments, lunch and gala dinner, 3 night accommodation at university student guesthouses which are located inside the campus (for women and men) and social program.

If registered as listener, Spouses and first degree relatives of the participants can benefit from the listeners rate as accommodation will be provided at the above-said student guesthouses. (Our guesthouses can accommodate male and female guests separately.) Extra nightly accommodation is $40per person.


Social Program

A Bosphorus Tour on July 14, 2017 – (afternoon) will be organized.


The fees of the congress are as follows or their equivalent;


: $100 US dollar 

Student Fee

: $50 US dollar


: $50 US dollar


Payment Details

All invited participants will be informed in detail by IZU Continuing Education Center (izusem@izu.edu.tr) on how to maket he payment.


Contact Us:

Web Page: http://www.ircief.izu.edu.tr, E-mail: iefc@izu.edu.tr

Telephone: +90 (212) 692 96 00;  Fax: +90 (212) 693 82 29

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