Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Nurul Kabir

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor & Chair

SBE Research Coordinator


PhD in Finance, Griffith University, Australia
MBA in Finance, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
BBA in Finance, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:1704
Office: NAC747

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Nurul Kabir is an Associate Professor in Finance at North South University, Bangladesh. Prior to joining at NSU, Nurul was a lecturer at Charles Darwin University, Australia for nearly 2 years. He completed his PhD in Islamic Finance from Griffith University and his MBA and BBA from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan with a major in Finance.


Nurul’s research focuses on credit risk in banking, particularly a comparative analysis between Islamic and conventional banking. His research interest also extends to the area of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in an international context. Nurul published two book chapters and several journal articles in internationally reputed journals. His research paper has appeared in Energy EconomicsInternational Review of Economics and FinancePacific-Basin Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis journal, etc. Nurul has presented his research at conferences such as AFAANZ, Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, Malaysian Finance Association conference and at other major conferences. 

Book chapters

  1. Kabir, M.N., Worthington, A.C., 2014. Credit risk in Islamic financial products, in: Worthington, A.C. (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance: Principles, Progress, and Prospects. Nova Publishing, New York, pp. 73–84.
  2. Kabir, M.N and Yasushi.S 2014. Determinants of credit risk in Bangladeshi and Malaysian Islamic banks. in: Worthington, A.C. (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance: Principles, Progress, and Prospects. Nova Publishing, New York, pp. 97–108.

Journal Articles

  1. Safiullah, M., Kabir, M. N., & Miah, M. D. (2021). Carbon emissions and credit ratings. Energy Economics, 105330. ( ABDC - A* Ranked)
  2. Kabir, M. N., Rahman, S., Rahman, M. A., & Anwar, M. (2021). Carbon emissions and default risk: International evidence from firm-level data. Economic Modelling, 105617. ( ABDC - A Ranked)
  3. Anwar, M., Rahman, S., & Kabir, M. N. (2021). Does national carbon pricing policy affect voluntary environmental disclosures? A global evidence. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies23(2), 211-244. ( ABDC - B Ranked)
  4. Miah, M. D., Kabir, M. N., & Safiullah, M. (2020). Switching costs in Islamic banking: The impact on market power and financial stability. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 100409. ( ABDC- A ranked;)
  6. Kabir, M. N., Miah, M. D., Ali, S., & Sharma, P. (2020). Institutional and foreign ownership vis-à-vis default risk: Evidence from Japanese firms. International Review of Economics & Finance.( ABDC - A Ranked)
  7. Safiullah, M., Hassan, M. K., & Kabir, M. N. (2020). Corporate governance and liquidity creation nexus in Islamic banks—Is managerial ability a channel?. Global Finance Journal, 100543. ( ABDC - A Ranked)
  8. Kabir, M.N. and Worthington, A.C., 2017. The ‘competition–stability/fragility’ nexus: A comparative analysis of Islamic and conventional banks. International Review of Financial Analysis, 50, pp.111-128. (ABDC – A Ranked)
  9. Kabir, M.N., Worthington. A., Gupta.R. 2015. Comparative credit risk in Islamic and conventional banks. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal,34,327-353 ( ABDC – A ranked)

2016                Certificate on Bloomberg Essentials Training Program (Equity)

2014                Selected Participant for AFAANZ PhD symposium from Griffith University

2014                Griffith Business School Travel grant

2012-2015       Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2012-2015       Griffith Business School Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2012                 Best Paper Award

                          International Conference on Arts, Social Science and Technology (iCAST 2012), Malaysia. Paper Title: “The Determinants of Credit Risk in Islamic Banks: A Comparative                              Analysis Between Bangladesh and Malaysia”

2009                Outstanding Thesis Award

                        Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

                        Thesis Title-“Dismantling Financial Crisis- `Saving and Loan Debacle` and `Subprime Mortgage crisis` in the light of Minsky”.

2009- 2011      Monbukagakusyou ( MEXT) Scholarship

                        The highest prestigious scholarship awarded by the Japan Government for the Post graduation study.

2007- 2008      JASSO Honors Scholarship

2006- 2009      100% Tuition Fee Waiver

                        Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

2012- 2016      Doctor of Philosophy

                        Griffith University, Australia 

                        Thesis title “Credit risk in Islamic and Conventional banks”

2009- 2011      Master of Business Administration (MBA)

                        Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

                        Major in  Finance

                        Thesis title: “The Determinants of Credit Risk in Islamic Banks: A Comparative Analysis between Bangladesh and Malaysia”

2006- 2009      Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), 2nd Year Transfer.

                        Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

                        Major in Accounting and Finance

                        Thesis title: “Dismantling Financial Crisis- ‘Saving and Loan Debacle’ and ‘Subprime Mortgage crisis’ in the light of Minsky”

2004- 2006      Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

                        Department of Accounting and Information System

                        Faculty of Business Studies

                        University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2022 - Present   Associate Professor

                           North South University

                           Dhaka, Bangladesh


2019 - 2022     Assistant Professor

                          North South University

                          Dhaka, Bangladesh


2016 – 2018    Lecturer

                        Charles Darwin University Business School

                        Sydney Campus

                        Charles Darwin University


Finance Courses

  Postgraduate Level

  • Equity Investment
  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Finance

 Undergraduate Level

  • Contemporary Issues in Financial Planning
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions and Management
  • Investment Analysis and Management
  • Credit and Lending
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Money Banking and Finance

Member of Editorial Board

1. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (IMEFM)  ( ABDC -B ) Ranked


Ad-hoc Reviewer of the following journals:

1. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

2. International Review of Economics and Finance

3. Global Finance Journal

4. Research in International Business and Finance

1. Islamic Finance

2. Corporate Governance

3. Ownership structure

4. Environmental Finance