Research Themes in Economics

  • Conceptual Foundation of Islamic Economics:

1. Islamic Economics as a subsection of Islamic life.

2. The concept of Economic Rationality in Islam.

3. The consumer behavior in Islamic perspective.

4. Investment and its criteria in Islamic view.

5. Saving and Investment in Islamic view.

6. The Islamic concept of Economic Development.

7. Population and Development: Islamic Perspective.

8. Socio-Economic Institutions and their role in Economic Development: Islamic view

9. The conceptual and institutional framework of Islamically valid economic activity.

10. The Islamic concept of welfare: Individual welfare and collective choice.

11. Islamically permissible forms of business and financial transactions-Riba prohibition and Zakah.

12. The criteria of efficiency and equity: Their Islamic reconciliation.

13. Islamic theory of distribution.

14. The Islamic theory of market demand and needs.

15. Cooperation and competition in Islamic framework.

16. The Islamic concept of market and its structure.

17. Human Resource development: An Islamic view.

18. Economic and trade relations in Islamic perspective.

19. Trade unionism and Islam.

20. Natural resources use and mobilization: An Islamic environmental perspective

21. Industrial relations: An Islamic perspective.

22. Principles of taxation in an Islamic economy.

23. Sources of public expenditure in Islamic economy: Public debt.

24. Indication in relation to debt and other deferred payments: An Islamic perspective.

25. Economic History of early Islamic society.

26. Nature and function of money in an Islamic economy.

  • Indian Muslim Problems:

1. An assessment of Indian Muslim economic situation-factors responsible for poverty. Selected areas.

2. Occupational structure of Indian Muslims. Selected areas. Changing scenario.

3. Consumption behavior/consumption and income ratio pattern. Selected areas of Indian Muslim community. Also a comparative study.

4. Savings and investment behavior. Savings as proportion of income. Avenues of investment. Selected areas. Comparative study.

5. Employment position of Indian Muslims. Skills acquisition educational input.

6. Traditional and institutional constraints in the economic development of Indian Muslims. Selected areas.

7. Industrial and manufacturing activities of Indian Muslims. Selected areas. Comparative Study.

8. Political/communal/discrimination as factors for Muslim economic situation. Selected areas.

9. Immigration as a factor for economic betterment of Indian Muslims. Selected areas.

10. Assessment of international labour and skills market and their prospective impact on Indian Muslims.

11. Voluntary efforts, their assessment, there prospective impact in the future economic development of Indian Muslims.

12. The Indian Muslim women and their participation in outside home economic activity.

13. The group of private sector and its likely consequences on Indian Muslims.

14.. Financing economic development of Indian Muslims. Voluntary mobilization of internal sources.

15 .The prohibition of Riba based institutional finance and its impact on Indian Muslims economic development.

16. Interest free credit societies: Problems and Prospects in India.

17. Economic security of Muslims women in India.

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