Salman M. Alasiry

September 14, 2011Duke Law News

S. J.D. Candidate

Dissertation Project
As a country that allows conventional and Islamic financial institutions to operate, Saudi Arabia needs to create and maintain a credible and up-to-date regulatory framework that promotes competitiveness and equal opportunities among all market participants. Considering the 2008 financial crisis and its ensuing devastating consequences on the global economy, the time is ripe to revamp the banking system of Saudi Arabia, to create a post-crisis environment that is conducive to growth and attractive to domestic and foreign investors who have been affected by the crisis. Hence the dissertation aims to propose a wide array of necessary regulatory and structural reforms for the existing Saudi banking system in the light of modern international financial regulation and Islamic finance.

Fields of Academic Interest
Financial intermediation and systemic risk, Basel accords, theory and practice of Islamic finance, banks governance and social responsibility, Ethical and community banks, shadow banking, and banking policies.

Doctoral Committee
Prof. Lawrence G. Baxter (Supervisor)
Prof. James D. Cox (Reader)
Prof. Steven L. Schwarcz  (Reader)

Academic Appointments and Fellowships
Teaching Assistant, Duke Law, Aug 2013 - Present
Lecturer, Taibah University School of Law,  June 2011- Present
Teaching Fellow, Taibah University School of Business, Feb 2007 - May 2011
Legal Researcher, Legal Department of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), Feb 2005 – Jan 2007

LL.M (Cum Laude), Duke Law, 2011
LL.B (Top of class), King Abdulaziz University, 2005

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