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Hans Visser (1943) is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics. I taught international economics, monetary theory and money and banking, and my research activities were also in these fields, with the history of economic thought an additional interest. After my retirement in 2008 I have been lecturing and publishing mainly on recent developments in the monetary landscape and in particular on Islamic Finance, and also on economic methodology.


Some publications:

‘The Asian Crisis, the IMF and Dr Mahathir’, Intereconomics 34:4, 1999. With Dr Jan ter Wengel.

A Guide to International Monetary Economics, 3rd edn, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2004; Chinese edition Guoji Huobi Jingjixue Daolun: Huilü Lilun, Zhidu yu Zhengce (A Guide to International Monetary Economics, Exchange Rate Theories, System and Policies), Beijing: China Financial Publishing House, 2006.

Financial Globalization and Economic Performance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2011 (editor).

Folkert de Roos. Voorbeeldig vakman bij wie het om de inhoud ging, in Ab Flipse, red., Verder kijken. Honderdvijfendertig jaar Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in de samenleving, VU University Press, Amsterdam 2016, 171-177. Available on

‘The Lure of Gold and Silver, Dinars and Dirhams for the 21st Century’, in Béatrice Hendrich (ed.), Muslims and Capitalism – An Uneasy Relationship?’, Ergon Verlag, Baden-Baden 2018, 249-269. Preliminary version available on Orcid.

The Islamic economy: its origin, its world view and its claims, Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) Vol. 3, No. 4,  December 2019, 53-89 (open source on

Islamic Finance; Principles and Practice, Third Edition, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, 2019, paperback edition 2021.

The limits of economic theories and models, Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) Vol. 4, No. 4,  December 2020, 47-68 (open source on



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