Dr. Shinsuke NAGAOKA is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. He has M.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo (2004), and a Ph.D. in Islamic Area Studies from Kyoto University (2009). He has studied Islamic economics & finance from the interdisciplinary aspects; economics, history and Islamic studies. His major publications are A Study on Islamic Finance in the Modern World (in Japanese, The University of Nagoya Press, 2011) and Islamic Economics and Finance in Action: Inventing a New Universal Paradigm (in English, Brill, 2017, forthcoming).