Ashraf Khan

Ashraf Khan
Institute of Business Administration Karachi | IBA · Department of Finance

PhD in Managerial and Actuarial Sciences
Assistant Professor

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Introduction
Ashraf Khan currently works as Assistant Professor at Institute of Business Administration Karachi,Pakistan. Previously, he worked as research associate in Department of Economics and Finance at University of New Orleans USA. Ashraf does research in the field of Islamic finance, banking and finance, corporate finance and risk management.

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Publications (19)
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COVID-19 led restrictions make it imperative to study how pandemic affects the systemic risk profile of global commodities network. Therefore, we investigate the systemic risk profile of global commodities network as represented by energy and nonenergy commodity markets (precious metals, industrial metals, and agriculture) in pre- and post-crisis p...
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While looking for safe-haven assets, the literature obtained mixed and varying results, changing from one period to the next, or one geographical area to another. Recently, this field of research grew even more, motivated by the changing environment resulting from the global financial crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic. We compare five Islami...
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Purpose Green finance has shown the importance of being socially responsible and supporting the flow of financial instruments to develop environmentally sustainable and ethical business models. The growing trends raised the need for a quantitative study to address scientific performance analysis and intellectual development. This paper aims to cate...
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As bibliometric approaches are increasingly a focus of literature reviews across different business disciplines, we apply a bibliometric approach to a review of bibliometric studies in finance, assessing 121 bibliometric studies. We identify four literature clusters: studies focusing on assessments of literature in trending topics; analysis of pape...
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Islamic economics and finance is embedded with ethical and moral values as the lex loci applicable to it which is Shariah is an ethical and moral religion. Though the institutionalisation of Islamic economics and finance began recently, the axioms of Islamic economics and finance are derived since the inception of Islam. The issues in conventional...
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After the expiry of Millennium development goals (MDGs) in 2015 United Nation adopted Sustainable development goals in 2015. With an estimated investment of $93 billion required for achieving the SDGs 2015–2030 into infrastructure, health, energy, and environmental projects, Islamic finance is considered a strong source of funds because of the same...
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The fundamentals of Islamic Finance are deeply rooted in the Islamic civilization and originated from Islamic jurisprudence and laws. After the global financial crises, it has emerged as an alternative system of conducting financial affairs based on mutual risk-sharing with a lower level of systemic risk to mitigate social inequalities and uplift t...
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The destructive COVID-19 has emerged as the most lethal disease and dented the global economies in every aspect. Consequently, a large amount of research emerged to understand the dynamics of COVID-19. Using meta-literature approach with combination of both bibliometric (quantitative) and content analysis (qualitative) approach, this study aims to...
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The recent wave of liberalization in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has opened up a debate on the role of Islamic finance in the financial development of an economy. Using a comprehensive dataset of 43 Islamic and 49 conventional banks for the period 2007-2015, in this paper, we investigate the impact of trade and financial openness on fi...
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Purpose The purpose of this research is to provide a comprehensive review of key influential aspects and conceptual structure of Takaful literature. Design/methodology/approach The authors review 149 journal articles using bibliometric citation analysis, co-word analysis and citation histograms. However, the authors have introduced a new index of...
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The book is a collection of chapters discussing the Sustainable Development Goals in the broader context of Islamic finance along with mapping the SDGs with Maqasid Al-Shariah. It provides a framework for both Muslim and non-Muslim countries to develop a sustainable economy which encompasses not only the concept of the welfare state but also suppor...
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Purpose Islamic finance is an alternative approach of financial intermediation based on risk-sharing and asset-backed operations, which evolved substantially in recent years in academic research raising the need for quantitative studies to address the intellectual development and scientific performance of this field. This study aims to provide quan...
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Takaful (Islamic Insurance) achieved only recently a significant volume of academic research, despite its importance in addressing the insurance needs of Islamic societies and economies. We provide a thorough analysis of existing contributions on Takaful through a meta-literature methodology encompassing both a bibliometric (quantitative) and conte...
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Revenue diversification in banking offers opportunities and threats. Recent academic research shows that disadvantages may outweigh advantages, in terms of both volatility of profitability and bank riskiness. Literature on this topic in emerging countries and in the field of Islamic finance is limited: our aim is to empirically test if revenue dive...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to propose a model of the Islamic sovereign wealth funds (ISWFs) based on Islamic finance principles to modify the precarious image of SWFs from Muslim countries. The Shariah laws are the cardinal direction for this study. Design/methodology/approach The authors applied a qualitative research technique that con...
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Sukuk (Islamic bonds) are one of the Islamic finance sectors that have experienced the fastest growth during the last decade. Using a quali-quantitative approach known as meta-literature review, the aim of this paper is to survey the sukuk literature over the period 1950–2018. In total we review and analyze 80 papers through bibliometric citation a...
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The aim of this paper is to provide a thorough assessment of Islamic banks’ (IBs) liquidity risk compared to conventional banks (CBs). We firstly investigate the relationship between liquidity and credit risk. Employing a simultaneous structural equation approach, on a comprehensive dataset of 52 IBs and CBs, from selected Organization of Islamic C...
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This paper reviews the empirical literature on the contemporary issues of Islamic investments and highlights the future research directions. The growing literature during the last several years and the penetration of Islamic investments beyond the Muslim majority countries motivate us to review the empirical studies in the area. We therefore focus...

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