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Indirect Instruments Of Monetary Control In An Islamic Financial System



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This paper discusses the instruments of monetary control in a marketoriented Islamic financial system, highlighting the relative advantages of indirect instruments. In this context, it proposes equity-based government securities with rates of return based on budgetary surplus. Such rates are imbedded in the concept of social rate of return and are consistent with Quranic prohibition against the payment and receipt of interest. The paper discusses the use of such securities in indirect method of monetary control, thereby enhancing the role of price signal and improving market incentives in the development of Islamic financial system. The paper concludes that, in the transition to the Islamization of the banking and financial sectors, the indirect instruments can improve economic efficiency with parallel reform in these sectors as well as concomitant actions.

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  • Choudhry, Nurun N. & Mirakhor, Abbas, 1997. "Indirect Instruments Of Monetary Control In An Islamic Financial System," Islamic Economic Studies, The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), vol. 4, pages 28-65.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:isecst:0097

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    1. Martin Čihák & Heiko Hesse, 2010. "Islamic Banks and Financial Stability: An Empirical Analysis," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 38(2), pages 95-113, December.
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    12. Andrew C. Worthington & Alsadek H. Gait, 2009. "A Primer on Islamic Finance: Definitions, Sources, Principles and Methods," Discussion Papers in Finance finance:200909, Griffith University, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
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    15. Haque, Nadeem ul & Mirakhor, Abbas, 1999. "The Design of Instruments For Government Finance in An Islamic Economy," MPRA Paper 56028, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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