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Dean of College of Business and Finance

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Profession: Professor of Economic and Banking

Current position:

Dean, College of Business and Finance,

Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain

Educational Attainment:

- 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

University Malaysia

- Best Research Award, Quality Day 2004, International Islamic

University Malaysia

Teaching Experience:

- 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

– 1996


- Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 1986 -1995

- Researcher, Department of Economics, McGill University, Montreal,

Canada 1984 – 1985.

Courses Taught:

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,

December 2006.

__________  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,

2001) .

__________ , “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-

Ghazali’s Contribution”.

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

Organizational Change.