Dr. Elias Abu AL-Haija

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Dr. Elias Abu AL-Haija

Position: Assistant Professor
QUALIFICATION:: PhD (Yarmouk University), MSc (Arab Academy), BSc (Yarmouk University)

Dr Elias Abu AL-Haija received his Doctoral degree in Economic and Islamic Banking from Yarmouk University, Jordan. Dr Elias’s research focuses on Islamic Banking and Finance. His articles are published in peer-reviewed international journals.

The courses Dr Elias teaches include Finance, Banking, Economic, and Islamic Banking. Prior to joining ECT, Dr Elias worked as a Director of the risk management department at Jordan Islamic Bank for more than twenty years, as well as he is a professional trainer in many fields including Islamic banking and Finance at many training centres in Jordan, SA, and UAE.

Dr Elias is also a consultant in the field of Islamic Banking development. He currently works as a faculty member in the Accounting and Finance department at Emirates College of Technology.

Selected publications:

  1. Kaspars KĻAVIŅŠ, Elias ABU AL-HAIJA, Insight into Prospects of Islamic Banking: from Past to Present”, Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management” ISSN: 2255-9671 (online) in November 2016, 4, 61–68.


  1. HajerZarrouk, Teheni El Ghak, Elias Abu Al Hija, “Financial Development, Islamic Finance and Economic Growth: Evidence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)”, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Emerald, UK, 20ps, 06 Jan 2016. Manuscript ID: JIABR-05-2015-0020.R3