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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) conducts independent energy economics and policy research and develops insights in collaboration with leading international research centers, public policy organizations, and industrial and government institutions.

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KAPSARC's annual highlights

Take a look at some of the Center’s key achievements in 2018.

Highlights for 2018

Launching our new Data Insights series

We are pleased to launch a new publication that will aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first in the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

Data Insight 01: Transportation

Tools for informed policymaking

We offer free access to KAPSARC’s data sets and research tools, to assist policymakers and to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy worldwide.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

November 27, 2018 Press release

Research initiatives

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Kingdom has begun to diversify its economy, changing its resource use and creating new development opportunities. This initiative assesses the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources to…

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Publications

  • 3 Discussion papers
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

This initiative aims to advance the understanding of passenger transport energy demand using a network analysis of future passenger transport activity, starting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 1 Data Insight
  • 2 KAPSARC journal articles
  • 1 Workshop brief
  • 1 Discussion paper
Regional Energy Markets

Regional Energy Markets

This initiative analyzes energy market integration among Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the implications of China’s changing energy demand, energy policies and security strategies for Saudi Arabia. It also…

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Publications

  • 2 Workshop briefs
  • 1 Book/book chapter
  • 2 Discussion papers
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Climate Change Policies and Governance

This initiative will investigate emissions-reduction policies to provide options to Saudi policymakers as they implement the Paris Agreement and prepare to negotiate the new nationally determined contributions. It…

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Publications

  • 5 Discussion papers
Future of Global Oil Markets

Future of Global Oil Markets

This initiative investigates what role oil can play in an environmentally sustainable future energy and feedstock mix. It also considers the extent to which the Kingdom needs to…

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Publications

  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
  • 2 Workshop briefs
Future of Natural Gas Markets

Future of Natural Gas Markets

This initiative explores the potential of Saudi Arabia’s consumption, domestic supply, and natural gas trade in the global context. It will provide a roadmap for a functioning, competitive…

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Publications

  • 4 Discussion papers
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
Electricity Sector Transitions

Electricity Sector Transitions

This initiative explores the role of electric power in the energy transition and investigates how the transition will affect the global supply of and demand for electricity. How…

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Publications

  • 2 Discussion papers
  • 1 Book/book chapter
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
  • 1 Methodology paper
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Energy and Economic Vulnerability

In an interconnected world, national economies and societies are vulnerable to global energy price shocks and disruptions to energy systems. This initiative will explore policies that can help…

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Publications

  • 1 Book/book chapter
  • 3 Discussion papers
  • 1 Workshop brief
Models, Data and Tools

Models, Data and Tools

This research aims to assess the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources, to inform Saudi Arabia’s economic decision-making. It will also help shape a framework for evaluating public…

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Publications

  • 1 Discussion paper
  • 3 Data Insights
  • 1 KAPSARC journal article
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Productivity and Economic Diversification

This initiative focuses on the relationship between employment and sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia, and the determining factors that lead to business growth and job creation. It…

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Publications

  • 2 Workshop briefs
  • 3 Discussion papers

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Latest Publications

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India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement

India’s Balancing Act to Address…

As an emerging economy, a major part of India’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris  Agreement is an emissions…

Yagyavalk Bhatt, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain, Paul Mollet

December 12, 2018
The Challenges Facing India on its Road to a Gas-Based Economy

The Challenges Facing India on…

Indian policymakers have stressed the role and relevance of natural gas in India’s overall energy mix in the 21st century but…

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Shahid Hasan, Swati Dsouza

October 29, 2018
The Politics of European Union Climate Governance

The Politics of European Union…

The European Union (EU) is facing a critical period as the European Commission draws up a 2050 climate strategy roadmap that is likely…

Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara Al Quayid

October 25, 2018
Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

Assessment of the Political Feasibility…

Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established…

Paul Mollet, Imtenan Almubarak, Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli

October 4, 2018

Kapsarc data tools

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We provide free access to KAPSARC’s data and research tools, to advance the understanding of energy economics and environment policy.

KAPSARC Energy Data Portal

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The KAPSARC Energy Data Portal is available to anyone seeking energy data for research. It is designed to enable users to better understand energy, including energy economics and energy policies.

 

The portal is updated regularly to include new data sets with the aim of expanding the scope of coverage as well as keeping the information current. Data sets can currently be exported in CSV, JSON, EXCEL formats or accessed using API for use in mobile and web applications.

KAPSARC Maritime Transport Analysis Framework

This app is designed to enable better understanding of maritime transportation across ports of various countries. The model calculates shortest paths, emissions (CO2, CH4), total trade in weight and shows commodities traded.

KAPSARC Building Energy Assessment Tool

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The KAPSARC Building Energy Assessment Tool is a web-based energy analysis tool designed to assist users in improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings.

KAPSARC Global Energy Macro- econometric Model

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A domestic policy analysis tool that captures the interactions between Saudi Arabia and other global economies.

KAPSARC Energy Model for Saudi Arabia

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The KAPSARC Energy Model for Saudi Arabia is a partial economic equilibrium model that represents six major energy producing and consuming sectors in Saudi Arabia. These sectors are electric power, petrochemicals, refining, water desalination, upstream oil and gas, and cement.

KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

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The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis is an open source platform for building models. It enables a systematic and rigorous analysis of collective decision-making processes. To download the software, source code, data, presentations, and for more information see www.ktab.software

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The KAPSARC is seeking a Computational Social Science Research Fellow. This position will focus on KAPSARC's formal research into the broader interactions among non-economic factors (e.g. social, political, demographic, or sociological phenomena) and energy markets/energy policy. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in developing models and applying computational/quantitative methods on social, political, or related topics; and show a willingness to focus on energy-related research topics at KAPSARC. For more ditails please visit our career page https://lnkd.in/dswEXA5 #energy #research #economics #social_science #behavioral_analysis
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