Finance and economic development in Islam, historical perspective
AbstractABSTRACT This article first identifies the basic theoretical characteristics of an Islamic economy as discussed by contemporary Muslim economists. Then inquires whether these characteristics were ever implemented in history. The next question tackled concerns the consequences. The author asks whether an Islamic economy has ever led to sustained economic growth. In view of the powerful evidence, the answer to the question is a resounding and definitive, `yes`. An attempt has also been made to explain the institutional mechanisms by which this success has been achieved. Finally, the question of decline is also tackled followed by policy proposals to remedy the situation.
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Date of creation: 18 Oct 2012
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Islamic capitalism; economic development and Islam; Economic decline and Islam;
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- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General
- N40 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - General, International, or Comparative
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- NEP-ALL-2012-10-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2012-10-27 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-HIS-2012-10-27 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-HME-2012-10-27 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-HPE-2012-10-27 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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