Dr. Mohd‐Pisal Zainal is currently the Head of Research. He joint INCEIF as a lecturer in the Banking Department on April 1, 2007. At INCEIF, he teaches Research Methodology, Econometrics, and Financial Econometrics for the Graduate Studies Department; and Islamic Financial Markets and Institutions, Structuring Financial Requirements, Deposits Mobilisation, for the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) programme.
Dr. Mohd-Pisal Zainal holds a Ph.D in economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA. His research interests are in the area of international finance, international trade, monetary economics, Islamic financial markets and institutions.
He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Kulliyyah of Economics, and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Prior to joining IIUM, he was a Researcher/Information Manager for Project 12‐Ways in Illinois, USA.
He has published in the Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Economics & Management and The Journal of Knowledge Economy & Knowledge Management, amongst others. He has also conducted training for trainers in Islamic finance related fields.
- Forecasting Inﬂation in Malaysia. Journal of Forecasting. Vol. 29, Issue 6, September 2010, pp. 573-594. (with Jarita Duasa, Nursilah Ahmad & Mansor H. Ibrahim).
- Financial Constraints and Firm Investment in Malaysia: An Investigation of Investment-Cash Flow Relationship. International Journal of Economics & Management. Vol. 4, No. 1, June 2010, pp. 29-44. (with Mohd Adib Ismail, Mansor H. Ibrahim & Mohammed Yusoﬀ ).
- A Proposed Framework For Human Capital Development In The Islamic Financial Services Industry. The Journal of Knowledge Economy & Knowledge Management, Volume IV Spring, 2009, pp. 9-26 (with Agil Natt & Syed Othman Alhabshi).
- An Investigation into the Alternative Policy Variable in the Conduct of Monetary Policy under the Dual-Banking System: A Comparative Study between Malaysia, Iran and Sudan (Status: Ongoing. Funded by MOHE’s Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, 2010).