AMER AL-ROUBAIE, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Business and Finance
Office: 973 17 298966, Fax: 973 17 290083
Profession: Professor of Economic and Banking
Dean, College of Business and Finance,
Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain
- Ph.D. (Economics) McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1985
- M.A. (Economics), University of New Brunswick, N.B., Canada,
- B.A (Economics), University of Baghdad, Iraq 1968
- ------- attended the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada (1979-
Honors and Awards:
- Financial awards to study at McGill University
- Financial award to study at the University of Ottawa
- Best Researcher Award, Quality Day 2004, International Islamic
- Best Research Award, Quality Day 2004, International Islamic
- Dean, College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain
2005 – Present.
- Professor, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization
(ISTAC) 1996 – 2005
- Visiting Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA 1994
- Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 1986 -1995
- Researcher, Department of Economics, McGill University, Montreal,
Canada 1984 – 1985.
During my teaching career, I taught several courses in Economics,
Banking, and Finance at undergraduate and graduate levels including
Financial Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International
Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Banking and Financial
Institutions, Money and Banking, Islamic Banking and Finance, Islamic
Economics, Economic Development, Industrial Organization, International
Business, and Globalization
Supervision of Ph.D., Master and MBA Theses (selected list):
- The Impact of FDI on the Financial Sector in Bahrain
- E-Government: The case of Kuwait
- Islamic Banking: Development and prospects
- Sustainable Development: The case of Sudan
- Unemployment in Bahrain
- The Socio-Economic Impact of Waqf in Sudan
- Growth as a Destabilising Force – The case of Small Economies of
the Middle East
Conferences and Seminars:
I attended conferences and seminars in several countries including the
United States, Japan, England, Malaysia, Turkey, UAE, Indonesia, Italy
and Bahrain. In all these conferences I presented papers which were
published in journals and chapters in books.
Published Research (Sample)
Al-Roubaie, Amer and Alvi, Shafiq (eds.), Islamic Banking and Finance:
Critical Concepts in Economics, 4-Volume set to be published by
Routledge Publishing House, October 2009.
Al-Roubaie, Amer. Gbbalization and the Muslim World. ( Kuala Lumpur:
Malita Jaya, Publishing House. 2002).
Al-Roubaie, Amer “The Impact of Higher Oil Prices on Global Liquidity’, Al-
Shajarah, Vol. 13, Nob. 12, 2008.
_________ , “Meeting south-south Challenges in a Changing World”, The
Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Volume 8 Number 2,
__________ and Jamal Al-Zayer, “Sustaining Development in the GCC
Countries: The Impact of Technology Transfer”, World Review of
Entrepreneurship, Management and Sust. Development, Volume 2,
Number 3, 2006.
__________ , “Knowledge Readiness and Sustainable Development in the
GCC Countries”, World Sustainable Development Outlook 2006.
Al-Roubaie, Amer, “Globalization, The Nation State and Sustainable
Human Development”, Journal of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations,
Volume 5, Number 1, June 2003.
__________ , “The Global Dimension of Poverty in The Muslim World: A
Numerical Assessment”, Al-Shajarah, Volume 9, Number 2, 2004.
__________ , “Globalisation and the Muslim World”, In syed Norulzaman
bin syed Kamarulzaman and Sharita munirah Alatas (eds), The impact of
Globalization on the Islamic World: Issues and Challenges in the 21
Century (Kuala Lumpur: institute of Diplomacy and foreign Relations,
__________ , “Labour Movement in the Middle East: A Regional
Perspective”, in USUKI Akira and Omar Farouk BAJUNID YAMAGISHI
Tomoko (eds) Population Movement Beyond the Middle East: Migration,
Diaspora, and Network., JCAS Symposium Series 17, The Japan Center for
Area Studies National Museum of Ethnology Osaka 2005.
__________ , “Globalization in Light of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi`s Risale-
I Nur: An Exposition”, in Ian Markham and Ibrahim Ozdemir Globalization,
Ethics and Islam The Case of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, ( London: Ashgate
Publishing Limited, 2005)
__________ , “The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC): Nations
in Search of Unity”, Al-Shajarah, Volume 8, Number1,2003.
__________ , “Heritage, Culture and Globalization”, International Journal
of Muslim Unity, volume 2, Number 1, August 2004.
__________ , “An Assessment of the International Economic Sanctions
Against Muslims in the Light of Said Nursi`s Teachings”, A Contemporary
Approach To Understanding The Qur`an The Example Of The Risale-1
NUR. Sozler Nesriyat Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S Istanbul 2000.
__________ , “ Marginalization of Indigenous Cultures in a Globlaized
World: the Case of Aceh, in Darni M. Dand and T. Fadrial Karmil (eds)
Budaya Aceh, Dinamika Sejarah, Dan Globalisusi ( Budaya Ache: Syiah
Kuala University Press2005).
__________ , “The Concept of Water Rights In Islam and Water Resource
Stress In the Middle East: Economic Implications for International
Security”, Al-ShaJarah, Volume 3, Number 1, 1998.
__________ , “The Global Age: An Application to Societal Change in
Muslim Societies”, Al-Shajarah, Volume 3, Number1, 1998.
__________ ,”Globalization and Management of the Nation State”, INTAN
Management Journal, Volume 5, Number 1, 2000.
__________ ,” Management of the Economic Crisis in Malaysia”, INTAN
Management Journal, Volume 6, Number !, 2003.
__________ ,” The Financial Implications of Economic Sanctions Against
Iraq”, ASQ, Volume 17 , Number 3, Summer 1995.
__________ , “Structural Change and Iraq's Structure of Production”,
ASQ, Volume 12, Number 2&3, Summer/Fall 1990.
Conference attendance (Sample)
IKIM, Institute of Islamic Understanding, 'The Interpretation of Economic
Development from Islamic Perspectives." October 21, 2008
IKIM, Institute of Islamic Understanding, Higher Petroleum Prices and
International Liquidity Management, August 8, 2008.
School of Development Economics, National Institute of Development
Administration, Bangkok, Thailand “Higher Petroleum Prices and
International Liquidity Management, August 21-22.
University of Bahrain, International Conference on Business Globalization,
Paper presented "Global Readiness and Sustainable Development in GCC
Countries, April 21-22, 2008
JCAS Joint Research project on Population Movement in the Modern
World: Population Movement beyond the Middle East: Migration, Diaspora
and Network, January 23 – 25, 2001, Osaka, Japan "Labour Movement in
the Middle East: A Regional Perspective
The International Conference on Technology, Communication and
Education, Kuwait, April 7 – 9, 2008. "E-Learning: An Approach to
Building a Knowledge Society in the Arab World"
International Conference on Imam Al-Ghazali's Legacy: Its Contemporary
Relevance, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization
(ISTAC), October 24 – 27, 2001, “Islamic Economics: A Reflection on Al-
The International Leadership Conference, Bahrain management Society,
May 26-27, Manama, Bahrain. Presented paper “Building Capacity for a
knowledge-Based Economy in the Arab World: An Approach for