Mohd Nahar Mohd Arshad

Mohd Nahar Mohd Arshad
International Islamic University Malaysia | iium · Department of Economics

PhD

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Introduction
Visit and subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/sonnahar I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). I am also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Economics, IIUM. Islamic economics and labor economics are my areas of specializations. Islamic economics and labor economics are my areas of specialization.
Additional affiliations
June 2016 - present
International Islamic University Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2012 - November 2015
International Islamic University Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2008 - November 2011
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Tutor

Publications

Publications (43)
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Debt is beneficiary to individuals and households when their consumption can be extended with credit. However, the benefits gained from availability of credit have negative implications, and research on indebtedness has become a focus of many scholars from different fields of study. Therefore, this research sought to explore the implications of hou...
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The recent Covid-19 pandemic outbreak has caused a significant surge in the access and use of digital technology due to the nationwide lockdowns and social distancing norms. The surged move to digitalisation during Covid-19 pandemic is a double-edge sword. Many significant benefits, such as online activities and education, have been provided by the...
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The presentation explores various factors arising from the Covid-19 pandemic that change the structure of labor market in Malaysia.
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Using data collected from urban households in the Klang Valley, Malaysia, this study examined the impact of household debt on urban household consumption decisions. The findings revealed that household debt does not generally affect consumption decisions, except in the case of expenditure on vacation, which tends to be reduced for households facing...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the level of business exposure to corruption in Malaysia. The authors estimate the effect of bribe requests from business establishments by public officials and identify the level of vulnerability of businesses to such requests. Design/methodology/approach This study uses firm-level data from the World Bank M...
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This study analyzes the net returns of educational investment in Malaysia using the net present value approach. The estimations consider the tuition payments of nine different bachelor degree programs of public and private universities in Malaysia and the forgone earnings while undertaking the degree programs as the cost of investments in human cap...
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By using the data collected from urban households in Klang Valley, Malaysia, this study tries to provide empirical evidence on the effect of household debt on married Malaysian couples on their marital satisfaction. This study wishes to extend the implications of household debt in Malaysia beyond economic concern per se. We found that household deb...
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The objective of this article is to understand the main components of living wage. The assessment of the determination of wage through the market mechanism is first discussed. It is argued that the valuation of living wage via the labor market mechanism alone is not sufficient. Thus, the estimation of living wage needs to take into account religiou...
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Objektif kertas kerja ini ialah untuk memahami komponen utama gaji kehidupan wajar. Penilaian penentuan gaji menerusi mekanisma pasaran terlebih dahulu dibuat. Didapati bahawa mekanisma pasaran bukankah kaedah yang dapat memastikan perlaksanaan gaji kehidupan wajar. Justeru, ke arah mencapai gaji kehidupan wajar, ia memerlukan penentuan nilai gaji...
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Ini merupakan modul penerapan nilai-nilai keusahawanan Islam. Modul ini dibentnagkan kepada para usahawan kecil dan sederhana.
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Remittances have been reported as a tool for fighting poverty in some selected countries, such as Indonesia. An increase of income through remittances tends to improve the economic status of the migrant’s household. Once they get a high salary, they will remit money (a remittance) to their household in Indonesia via formal institutions, such as ban...
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The informal economy has been neglected by Islamic economists. The neglect means the Islamic economic system being rebuilt is confined only to state and market domains. That existing paradigm is myopic. To understand and solve the real-world economic problems, we need to recalibrate and also focus on the informal economy. The purpose of this study,...
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Kertas kerja ini bermatlamat menilai pengalaman filantropi di Barat. Fokus perbincangan tertumpu kepada filantropi-filantropi besar di Amerika Syarikat. Elemen-elemen penting dalam pengurusan sesebuah filantropi kemudian dikenalpasti—input, aktiviti, output, hasil dan impak. Mengambil kira elemen-elemen tersebut, strategi jangka panjang ke arah pen...
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The study evaluates different models of organizational structures for an endowment in university. Since many centuries, an endowment has played crucial roles in universities’ development. The positioning of the endowment in the organizational structure of a university determines the importance of it in influencing the direction and development of a...
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Purpose This study investigates into the factors that influence charitable giving in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach The study employs Malaysia’s Household Income Survey 2009. Results are obtained by undertaking a regression analysis. In the econometric model, charitable giving is proxied by transfer payment made by every respondent. The var...
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The informal economy has been neglected by Islamic economists. The neglect means the Islamic economic system that we want to rebuild are exclusive only to the confinement of state and market domains. That existing paradigm is myopic. To understand and solve the real-world economic problems, we need to recalibrate and focus also on the informal econ...
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The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of journals related to the discipline of Islamic Economics—including Islamic Business, Islamic Accounting, Islamic Management, and Islamic Banking and Finance (IEBAMBF) in the scholarly world. This study is important in understanding the development of the discipline over the past decades, and the...
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This study investigates the factors that in uence earning di erentials across three di erent ethnics in Malaysia—Bumiputra, Chinese and Indian. A speci c focus is given to the e ects of education on earnings. The variable is considered vital in restructuring the socioeconomic positions of these Malaysian ethnics. Mincerian earning functions have be...
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In this paper, various theoretical frameworks of third sector (voluntary sector) economy are investigated with the aim of proposing a sustainable and inclusive socioeconomic development model. An economic model that incorporates the third sector, together with the public and private sectors, is argued to be not only economically viable, but ethical...
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The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of journals related to Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance in the scholarly world. This study is important in understanding the development of the discipline over the past decades, and the significant contributions of the discipline to the world. Using nine assessment criteria for journal qualit...
Research
The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of journals related to Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance in the scholarly world. This study is important in understanding the development of the discipline over the past decades, and the significant contributions of the discipline to the world. Using nine assessment criteria for journal qualit...
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The study investigates into factors that influence earning differentials across three different ethnics in Malaysia—Bumiputra, Chinese and Indian. Specific focus is given on the effects of education on earnings. The variable is considered vital in restructuring the socio-economic positions of these ethnics in Malaysia. Mincerian earning functions h...
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The meaning of socioeconomic justice is defined. To achieve socioeconomic justice, interest-based economic system must be abolished. In the presentation, the predatory nature of the interest-based system is illustrated. Then, the presenter described various redistributive schemes in an Islamic economic system. These schemes create harmonious relati...
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The main objective of this study is to estimate the effects of education on earnings of Malaysians. To achieve the objective, a Mincerian earning function has been estimated using Malaysia’s Household Income Survey 2009. Apart from considering levels of qualification, factors such as age, marital status, ethnicity, occupational types and geographic...
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In this study, we investigate the impacts of human capital on labor productivity in Malaysia using panel data analysis. Central to the study are the magnitudes of human capital variables, represented by educational levels and health status, on labor productivity. The panel data employed covers 14 states in Malaysia, spanning from 2009 to 2012. Resu...
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Waqf is considered to be one of the most important institutions of third sector (voluntary sector) that exists in the Islamic heritage. Modern mainstream economy has downplayed the crucial roles of the third sector organisations (TSOs), focusing more on two-sector economic model, characterised by the dominance and conflicts between the public and p...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of technical efficiency of secondary education in 16 selected Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries (including West Bank and Gaza). Educational efficiency has become an important issue given many countries’ pressing levels of public deficit and debt. Since the educational sector a...
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In this paper, we investigate various theoretical frameworks of third sector (voluntary sector) economy with an aim to propose for a sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development model. An economic model that incorporates the third sector, together with the public and private sectors, is argued to be not only economically viable, but ethical...
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The main objective of this study is to estimate the effects of education on earnings of Malaysians. To achieve the objective, a Mincerian earning function has been estimated using Malaysia's Household Income Survey 2009. Apart from considering levels of qualification, factors such as age, marital status, ethnicity, occupational types and geographic...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of technical efficiency of Malaysia’s secondary education in comparison with other countries. Education efficiency has become an important issue given the pressing levels of public deficit and debt of many countries. Since the educational sector always receives high priority in budget allocat...
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A critical assessment of the extant literature of educational production function is discussed in this paper. The discussion covers two important aspects of research development in the area. First, the various approaches used in the estimation of educational production functions, their strengths and weaknesses, are analysed. The main objective...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of school resources on students’ academic achievement. The underlying theoretical framework of the study posits education as a production process, where an educational production function based on individual-level panel data of students in Tasmania is estimated. Evidence has been found on the...
Book
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The book is about Islamic personal finance. The issue of riba, or interest, which is prohibited in Islam cannot be the way how a muslim manages his personal finance. The book discusses strategies to avoid riba in managing one's wealth. Both defensive and offensive wealth management strategies are elaborated in the book.

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If the input or output data is such that lower values mean better score, can DEA handles this?  
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I prefer to use ratio or percentage, as this way takes care of the issue of unit measure or size of input/output.
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Any plausible reason for this observation? 

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Studying the impact and benefit of rapid-changing technology (digitalisation and automation) on the employment system and labour market in the country, especially to those in the low-income brackets. It draws certain issues in economy such as digital divide, job market polarisation, education (socio-cognitive and socio-emotional skills), skill-based technological change and social entrepreneurship.
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Here I provide links to Third Sector centres/networks: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1-ECzAwz93iWpx4MRLrdqvsRB3bhll9pAo_KH3Evo5C8/pub