MIRDEC - Masters International Research & Development Center and GLOBECOS - Global Community of Social Science

  Mutual Online/Virtual 5th International Academic Conference

Economics, Business and Contemporary Issues in Social Science

29-30 November 2021, Istanbul, Turkey

 

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Prof. Mohammad Kabir Hassan            KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The University of New Orleans, United States of America

Professor Dr. M Kabir Hassan is Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance in the University of New Orleans. He currently holds three endowed Chairs-Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance, Hancock Whitney Chair Professor in Business, and Bank One Professor in Business- in the University of New Orleans. Professor Hassan is the winner of the 2016 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance.  Professor Hassan received his BA in Economics and Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, USA, and M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA respectively. Dr. Hassan stood first in combined merit list in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC, equivalent to O level) in 1978 from Comilla Zilla School, Comilla, Bangladesh in 1978 and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, equivalent to A level) in 1980 from Comilla Victoria Government College, Comilla, Bangladesh in 1980, respectively.

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Roberta Gatti                                                                    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group

Roberta Gatti is the Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region of the World Bank. In that role, she oversees analytical work to support the Bank’s operations and economic surveillance in countries in the region. In her previous capacity of Chief Economist for the Human Development practice group, she co-led the conceptualization and release of the World Bank Human Capital Index and oversaw the Service Delivery Indicators data initiative. Roberta joined the World Bank in 1998 as a Young Professional in the Macro unit of the Development Research Group. She has since led analytical agendas on growth, firm productivity, gender, social inclusion and labor markets, including as the Global Lead for Labor policies. She has also managed teams and lending portfolios in both the MENA and the Europe and Central Asia regions.

Roberta’s research is published in top field journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and the Journal of Development Economics. Roberta is also the author of numerous flagship reports, including Jobs for Shared Prosperity: Time for Action in the Middle East and North Africa; Being Fair, Faring Better: Promoting Equality of Opportunity for Marginalized Roma; The Human Capital Project; and The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19.

Roberta holds a B.A. from Università Bocconi and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. She has taught at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities.

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Robert R. Bianchi                                   KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Middle East Institute, United States of America

Robert R. Bianchi is a political scientist and an international lawyer with special interests in China and the Islamic World. He received his doctorate and law degrees at the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Nanjing University, Qatar University, the American University in Cairo, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently writing a book about China’s deepening connections with Islamic countries and their role in altering the balance of power in Afro-Eurasia and beyond. His previous books include, Islamic Globalization: Pilgrimage, Capitalism, Democracy, and Diplomacy (World Scientific Publishers, 2013), Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World (Oxford University Press, 2004), Unruly Corporatism: Associational Life in Twentieth-Century Egypt (Oxford University Press, 1989), and Interest Groups and Political Development in Turkey (Princeton University Press, 1984).

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Roberta Gatti                       

Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER APR 01, 2021

The Realities of Primary Care : Variation in Quality of Care Across Nine Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

PUBLICATION APR 01, 2021

Living with Debt : How Institutions Can Chart a Path to Recovery in Middle East and North Africa

 

BRIEF FEB 23, 2021

Five Ways that COVID-19 Diagnostics Can Save Lives : Prioritizing Uses of Tests to Maximize Cost-Effectiveness

 

WORKING PAPER JAN 01, 2021

The Human Capital Index 2020 Update : Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19

 

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER JUL 27, 2020

What Can the Service Delivery Indicator Surveys Tell Us about COVID-19 Preparedness ?

 

BRIEF APR 08, 2020

How Two Tests Can Help Contain COVID-19 and Revive the Economy

 

REPORT APR 01, 2020

Protecting People and Economies : Integrated Policy Responses to COVID-19

 

WORKING PAPER JAN 03, 2020

Insights from Disaggregating the Human Capital Index

 

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER OCT 01, 2019

Domestic Government Spending on Human Capital : A Cross-Country Analysis of Recent Trends

Robert Bianchi

Middle East Institute, United States of America

BOOKS:

 

Globalization: Pilgrimage, Capitalism, Democracy, and Diplomacy (World Scientific Publishers, 2013), 

 

Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World (Oxford University Press, 2004), 

 

Unruly Corporatism: Associational Life in Twentieth-Century Egypt (Oxford University Press, 1989),

 

Interest Groups and Political Development in Turkey (Princeton University Press, 1984)

 

How Does China View the Muslim World?

26.02.2021, Politics Today

Prof. Mohammad Kabir Hassan 

The University of New Orleans, United States of America

Professor Hassan has over 350 papers [225 SCOPUS, 108 SSCI, 58 ESCI, 227 ABDC, 161 ABS] published as book chapters and in top refereed academic journals. The number of publications would put Professor Hassan in the top 1% of peers who continue to publish one refereed article per year over a long period of time according to an article published in Journal of Finance. Professor Hassan has also been cited as one of the most prolific authors in finance literature in the last fifty years in a paper published in Journal of Finance Literature. His publication record puts him among the top 5.6% of all authors who published in the 26 leading finance journals. He is among the top 5% authors according to number of Journal Pages at RePAC/IDEAS. Professor Hassan is among the top three presenters in the Financial Management Annual Meetings during 1990-2013. He has won 32 Best Paper Awards from Academic Conference presentations. Professor Hassan has been honored by the fellow members of Academy of Economics and Finance for life-long contribution to teaching and research in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Professor Hassan has an H-index of 63 from Google Scholar. A frequent traveler, Dr. Hassan gives lectures and workshops in the US and abroad and has presented over 454 research papers at professional conferences and has delivered 245 invited papers/seminars.  For his outstanding research and scholarly work, Dr. Hassan has been recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by UNO Research Council in 2019. Professor Hassan visited many international universities as Distinguished Visiting Professor.