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Andreas Jobst

Economist, IMF, USA
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Andreas Jobst is an economist in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF in Washington, DC. His work focuses on structured finance, risk management, sovereign debt management, financial regulation, and Islamic finance. As part of IMF missions, he has been responsible for the financial sector coverage of Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Honduras, India, Panama, Switzerland, and the United States. He previously worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Deutsche Bundesbank, the Center for Financial Studies, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe of the United Nations, the European Securitization Group of Deutsche Bank, and the Boston Consulting Group. Jobst holds a PhD in finance from the London School of Economics. He has published widely and is associate editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and the Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance.

Articles by this Author

  • Risk Management of Islamic Finance Instruments
    by Andreas Jobst
    Since only interest-free forms of finance are considered permissible in Islamic finance, financial relationships between financiers and borrowers are not governed by capital-based investment gains but by shared business risk (and returns) in lawful activities (halal). Any financial transaction under Islamic law implies direct participation in performance of the asset, which constitutes entrepreneurial investment that conveys clearly identifiable...
  • The International Role of Islamic Finance
    by Andreas Jobst
    Since the summer of 2007 the global financial system has undergone a period of dramatic turbulence, which has caused a widespread reassessment of risk in both developed and emerging economies and the price it should command across different asset classes. After a rather painful reckoning, policy-makers and regulators are hastening a redesign of the financial sector architecture afflicted by the demise of self-regulation and a failure of market...

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