Shinsuke Nagaoka

Shinsuke Nagaoka is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. He was a visiting researcher at the Islamic Research and Training Institute at the Islamic Development Bank (2010). He has M.A. in Economics (2004) from The University of Tokyo, and a Ph.D. in Islamic Area Studies (2009) from Kyoto University. He has studied Islamic economics & finance from the interdisciplinary aspects; economics, history and fiqh al-mu‘amalat (Islamic jurisprudence). His major publication is "A Study on Islamic Finance in the Modern World" (in Japanese, The University of Nagoya Press, 2011), Islamic Economics and Finance in Action: Inventing a New Universal Paradigm (in English, Brill, forthcoming).

Shinsuke Nagaoka (Université de Kyoto) is welcomed at EHESS in the framework of the IISMM Visiting Scholar Program and the research project "Global Islamic Market" coordinated by FFJ and funded by PSL IRIS études globales.


Conference Series

Impact of Islamic Economic Movement in Global History: Alternative or New Universal Paradigm? 

In the framework of the seminar « L’islam et le nouvel esprit du capitalisme ».

  • April 4th 2019, 17:00 - 20:00 - EHESS, IISMM, Salle des étudiants, 96 Bd Raspail 75006 Paris

The commercial practice of Islamic finance emerged in the 1970s as a ‘new’ financial system different from interest-based conventional finance. However, when reviewing the history of the pre-modern Islamic world and Europe, it can also be observed that Islamic finance shares its feature with financial activities in the pre-modern era. Based on these observations, this lecture tries to propose a new definition of “the universal financial system” to the Islamic financial system.


How Can We Overcome the Financialization of Islamic Economic Practices? Issues and New Horizons'

In the framework of the international workshop « Diversity of Asian Capitalisms: An Islamic Pattern. Its principles and practices ».

  • April 9th 2019, 14:00 - 16:00 - Université Paris Dauphine, Amphithéâtre A 11, Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris

The rapid growth of Islamic finance after 2000 has led to a new question on its practice. Critics of the current situation of Islamic finance contend that the newly developed Islamic financial products are not compatible with the ideal of Islamic economics. In order to overcome this situation, several new ideas were proposed by them. This lecture identifies these new trends called «New Horizons'» in Islamic economics, and considers the characteristics of the trends and its historical implications.


Japanese and Asian Perspectives of Islamic Economic Markets: Towards a New Path for Sustainable Development

Conference organized by the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS.

  • April 10th 2019, 17:30 - 19:30 - EHESS, Room A07_37, 54 Bd Raspail, 75006, Paris

This lecture focuses on the boom of the Islamic economy in Japan and Asian non-Muslim countries, and tries to consider the impact on these countries not only from a business perspective but also from a social perspective. The Islamic economy not only brings economic benefit to these countries but also provides one powerful vision for the next-generation economic paradigm and sustainable humanosphere.


What Can We Learn from the Economic Wisdom of Islam? Its Implications for Our Next-Generation Global Society

In the framework of the seminar « L’islam et le nouvel esprit du capitalisme ».

  • April 17th 2019, 16:00 - 18:00 - EHESS, IISMM, Salle de réunion, 964 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

The Islamic economy came globally into the spotlight during the latest global financial crisis. Islamic finance is often considered an anti-capitalist movement only for Muslims. However, the idea of an Islamic economy cannot fit in the existing framework of anti-capitalism. We can find useful wisdom for conceiving the future of capitalism from a perspective beyond the differences between pro- and anti-conflicts, or among religious beliefs. This lecture tries to clarify the wisdom of the Islamic economy behind these practices, and then will consider what we can learn from this teaching for a better future.