Professor Muhammad Meki

BSc (Warwick)
PGDip (Cantab)
MSc (Oxon)
DPhil (Oxon)
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Fellow in Islamic Finance
Associate Professor, Oxford Department of International Development

As the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Fellow in Islamic Finance, Muhammad Meki’s research focuses on the effect of equity-like (musharakah-based) microfinance contracts, which involve profit and loss sharing and/or shared asset ownership, on the investment and growth of microenterprises in developing countries. Muhammad is an Associate Professor at the Oxford Department of International Development, an Associate Member of the Department of Economics, and an Associate of Pembroke College, Oxford. He is also an Affiliated Professor at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

Before undertaking his doctoral research (in the University’s Department of Economics and St. John’s College, Oxford), Muhammad worked for five years in financial markets (for Bank of America in London and Deutsche Bank in Singapore) where he traded fixed-income products, foreign exchange derivatives and government bonds. He has previously completed postgraduate degrees in Finance (MSc, London School of Economics), Economics (PGDip, Cambridge), and Economics for Development (MSc, Oxford). 



Meki M, Bari F, Malik K and Quinn S (2024), Asset-based Microfinance for Microenterprises: Evidence from PakistanAmerican Economic Review.

Meki M and Quinn S (2024), Microfinance: An OverviewOxford Review of Economic Policy. (summary article for our co-edited issue).

Meki M and Quinn S (2024), Microequity: Some thoughts for an emerging research agendaOxford Review of Economic Policy

Meki M (2023), Levelling the Debt-Equity Playing Field: Evidence from a Belgian Policy ChangeEuropean Economic Review

Meki M, Cai J, Quinn S, Field E, Kinnan C, Morduch J, Quidt J and Said F (2023), Dynamic literature reviewMicrofinanceVoxDevLit

Meki M, Malik K, Morduch J, Ogden T, Quinn S and Said F (2020), COVID-19 and the Future of Microfinance: Evidence and Insights from PakistanOxford Review of Economic Policy.