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Achieving Market-Led Growth in Islamic Economic Framework

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Islmic economic framework does not argue for a state-led or state-run economy. In fact, Islamic economic principles are very much open and favorable towards market based economy. By enabling market economy to run competitively, an Islamic economy … Continue reading

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Effects of Islamic Inheritance Laws on Wealth Inequality

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In an interest based financial system, wealth inequality automatically results in income inequality with legal permissibility of risk-less earnings for the lender. Hence, wealth inequality perpetuates and concentration of wealth increases in the society with the passage … Continue reading

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Development from Islamic Economics Perspective

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In neoclassical growth theories, the emphasis is on increasing savings and technological progress which brings about increase in capital per worker and eventually output per worker. In ‘endogenous growth theory’ models, more sophisticated work has been done … Continue reading

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Physiological and Psychological Dimensions of Scarcity

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Resources are scarce as compared to unlimited wants. But, the economics of non-rival ideas creation has proved that resources are ample and that physical resources could be used in ways that keeps fulfilling the basic needs of … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost of Capital in Islamic Economic Framework

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Opportunity cost is a useful concept in economics. Below, we try to explain how this concept is used to justify interest by some contemporary scholars. If I have a job paying me $1,000 a month and I … Continue reading

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