The absence of studies on the area of Islamic Economics and Finance in which Turkey carries natural, historical and cultural bonds inspired İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University to establish the International Research Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF). This research center is 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. 

Moreover, the main goal of the center is to establish mutually beneficial close collaborations between research-based institutions in order to produce relevant research to guide policy design and implementations. It also aims to organize workshops and training programs to offer opportunities for students, researchers, organizations and the society as a whole, towards a better understanding and interpretation of Islamic economics, finance and banking system. 

For all these purposes, the center is organizing the 2nd International Islamic Economics and Finance Conference (IIEFC), in collaboration with Albaraka Turk, Kuveyt Turk, Türkiye Finans, Participation Banks Association of Turkey (TKBB), Borsa İstanbul, Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre (SESRIC), and World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center on 11-13 September 2015 at İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University.

The increasing growth of the global Islamic finance market attracts more interest about Islamic Economics, Islamic Finance, Participation Banks and Islamic Insurance. The main objective is to support and encourage the academics, practitioners and researchers who works in the field and also to enhance the relevant literature. This scientific organization is open to all participants who have interest in the field of Islamic economics, finance and banking.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts  : July 10, 2015
Notification of accepted abstracts      : July 15, 2015
Deadline for submitting full papers     : September 1, 2015
Conference registration                      : September 1, 2015

Conference Language

The conference 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 $400, $300, and $200 US dollar respectively. 




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