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Senin, 26 November 2012

TRUST 2: Training ANP, Sabtu 15 Desember 2012

Prof Abbas Mirakhor, Islamic Economic Scholar

With Prof Abbas Mirakhor, at 1st Islamic Economics and Finance Research Forum (IsEF-RF), Pekanbaru Riau, November 21-22th, 2012.

CALL PAPERS Poverty Alleviation and Islamic Economics & Finance: Current Issues and Future Prospects

Important Dates/Notes:
Deadline for submission of full paper : 20th January 2013
Notification of paper acceptance : 11th February 2013

Conference Date: 26-27th March 2013
Venue: Durham University, UK

Despite the growth in assets, operations and institutionalization of Islamic economics banking and finance, poverty levels in numerous Muslim countries remain high.

In view of the above, this conference aims to provide a platform to share current research with the objective of discussing issues and future prospects of Islamic economics and financial institutions, and strategies towards mitigating poverty. The discussion may include, among others, aspects touching upon potential contribution, socio-economic impacts and corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, constructing developmentalist oriented products and services, and sustainability of Islamic economics and financial institutions towards poverty alleviation. In relation to these, this conference solicits papers in line with but not limited to the following sub-themes;

Minggu, 25 November 2012


Oleh: Aam S. Rusydiana[1] & Abrista Devi[2]


BMT (Baitul Maal Wat tamwil) is oriented to increase the welfare of members and society. The enactment of BMT in Indonesia is one of the best looking at the development of Islamic banking which are still centered over the middle to the society. In fact, BMT has grown into an alternative recovery condition of the economy in Indonesia, especially small entrepreneurs as a partner in the provision of capital. Though growing rapidly, BMT are still encounter many obstacles in its development. This study tries to identify the dominant factors become obstacles in the development of BMT in Indonesia using Analytic Network Process (ANP). The results show that main problem can divided into four aspects, namely Human Resource, Technical, Legally and Structural, and Market/Communal. The overall problem decomposition show priorities result, they are: 1) the lack of legal support; 2) the weak of supervision and coaching; 3) the absence of LPS; 4) Lack of Human Resource understanding; and 5) competition. The level of agreement based on Kendall’s coefficient indicates the value of Kendall’s (W) is between 0.592-0.742. It showed that between practitioners and experts relatively dissents in their opinion related to problems and solutions identifying of BMT development in Indonesia.

Keywords         : BMT, Islamic Microfinance, ANP

Minggu, 18 November 2012

ICIEF Turkey Call for Papers 2013

Growth, Equity and Stability: An Islamic Perspective
9-11 September 2013, Istanbul, TURKEY

The Ninth ICIEF at a Glance
Recovery from the global financial crisis and subsequent economic downturn remains fragile. Persistent risks to financial and economic development include sluggish growth in developed countries – which is now spilling over into developing economies as well; increasing income and wealth inequalities; and still-unrestored financial, economic and political stability in many regions. High poverty and unemployment rates, large macroeconomic imbalances, deteriorations in sovereign credibility, increasing food price volatility and food shortages, and lack of access to basic infrastructure further intensify and magnify these risks – particularly for the underprivileged segments of the world population. As a result, for many countries it has become even more challenging to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations.

The existing structure of the economic and financial system is also continuing to be questioned at the highest level of intellectual and political discourse. The growing emphasis on ethics and morality in economic and financial transactions highlights the structural problems undermining the confidence in the current system and, in turn, the pressing need for more durable alternatives.

To highlight some and more of these issues, the Ninth ICIEF is being jointly organized by the Statistical, Economic & Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group through its Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), the International Association for Islamic Economics (IAIE), and the Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University through its Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), with the support of other stakeholders. The Conference will be held for three days on 9-11 September 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey, under the theme “Growth, Equity and Stability: An Islamic Perspective”.

Focus Areas
The Ninth Conference will provide a platform for dialogue and discussions between policy-makers, academics, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners to address the problems of poverty alleviation, inclusive economic growth, and macroeconomic stability from the perspective of the Islamic economics and finance discipline.

In this context, theoretical and empirical research papers are invited in Arabic and English languages for submission to the Conference in the following and related areas, subject to any conditions described in this announcement:

Jumat, 16 November 2012

DEA Training: TRUST 1 Report

Bersama-sama peserta TRUST seri 1, Training metode Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), 10 November 2012.

Kamis, 15 November 2012

New Year, New Spirit, New Great

Manajemen Blog Ekonomi Islam Substantif mengucapkan Selamat Tahun Baru 1 Muharram 1434 Hijriah. Semoga kita senantiasa melaksanakan "continuous improvement" dari waktu ke waktu. Amiin.