Sukuk Market and Economic Welfare Nexus: A Partial Equilibrium Approach

Jamel Boukhatem


Due to its distinctive features and investment quality, sukuk as an Islamic alternative to bond financing, have known last decades a worldwide interest and a rapid widespread, particularly after the 2007-2008 global financial crisis. Despite the global market prevalence of sukuk, the literature on the sukuk – economic wealth nexus still inexistant. In this study, we develop a basic model that captures the welfare effects of sukuk markets. The main finding shows the importance of a well-developed sukuk market in hedging interest rate and inflation risks effectively and, thereby improving investor welfare.

Keywords: Sukuk, Economic welfare, Partial equilibrium

JEL Classifications: D53 G15 D60


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