M. Kabir Hassan is a financial economist with consulting, research, and teaching experience in development finance, money and capital markets, Islamic finance, corporate finance, investment, monetary economics, macroeconomics, and international trade and finance. He has provided consulting services to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Islamic Development Bank, the African Development Bank, USAID, the Government of Bangladesh, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, and many private organizations and universities around the world. Dr Hassan received a BA in economics and mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, US, and a MA in economics and a PhD in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US. He is now a professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He has more than 100 papers published in refereed academic journals to his credit. He is editor of the Global Journal of Finance and Economics and the Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, and co-editor of the Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development. Dr Hassan has edited and published many books along with articles in refereed academic journals. A frequent traveler, Dr Hassan gives lectures and workshops in the United States and abroad, and has presented more than 150 research papers at professional conferences.