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Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Gasoline Price Reform in Saudi Arabia

Anwar Gasim, Mohammad Aldubyan

Saudi Arabia has been adjusting gasoline prices on a quarterly basis since the start of 2019, with the most recent adjustment occurring on July 14, 2019. These adjustments depend on changes in international oil prices, and are smaller than the…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
September 1, 2019
How to Empower Saudi Women in the Labor Force?
Productivity and Economic Diversification

How to Empower Saudi Women in the Labor Force?

Cian Mulligan

In the week when Saudi Arabia celebrated its first anniversary of women drivers in the Kingdom and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accepted the chair of the G20 summit for 2020, G20 countries – including Saudi Arabia – reaffirmed their commitment to…

Cian Mulligan Mulligan, Cian
July 7, 2019
Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Estimating the Multiple Benefits of Building Energy Efficiency in GCC Countries Using an Energy Productivity Framework

Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

This report quantifies the direct and key indirect benefits of energy efficiency investment in buildings in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. It summarizes the key insights from individual country studies conducted as part of KAPSARC’s energy productivity project. This analysis indicates that…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
January 14, 2019
Toward Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Toward Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement

Dongmei Chen, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

In this report, we explore the main trends and policies that relate to industrial energy productivity in China and Saudi Arabia, focusing on energy efficiency, structural economic reform, industrial upgrading and energy pricing. Our objective is to increase shared understanding…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
February 19, 2018
Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Growth Through Diversification and Energy Efficiency: Energy Productivity in Saudi Arabia

Steven Fawkes, Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Alessandro Lanza, Padu Padmanabhan

With domestic energy demand in Saudi Arabia expected to potentially double by 2030, managing the relationship between energy consumption and economic growth will be very important for the Kingdom’s sustainable development. To assist in this task, this report recommends using…

Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
November 24, 2017
How to Achieve Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement
Productivity and Economic Diversification

How to Achieve Economic Prosperity Through Industrial Energy Productivity Improvement

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have initiated a joint study into how industrial energy productivity can improve economic prosperity. This study comes…

September 27, 2017
Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition: A View From Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Growth, Investment and the Low-Carbon Transition: A View From Saudi Arabia

Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

A common priority across G20 countries is the need to reinvigorate economies through an economic transformation that delivers a higher level of better quality growth. At KAPSARC, the need to improve economic growth and deliver climate goals agreed at COP21…

Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
August 31, 2017
An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain
Productivity and Economic Diversification

An Evaluation of High Energy Performance Residential Buildings in Bahrain

Kankana Dubey, Moncef Krarti

This paper describes our analysis of the cost-effectiveness of designing and retrofitting residential buildings in Bahrain and outlines our analytical approach. The study focuses on residential buildings since households consume more than 48 percent of electricity used in the country.…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
July 16, 2017
Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Evaluating Building Energy Efficiency Investment Options for Saudi Arabia

Kankana Dubey, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti

This study suggests that energy efficiency programs in buildings can provide up to a 27 percent reduction in electricity consumption and a 30 percent reduction in peak electricity demand for Saudi Arabia. It is well recognized, however, that given the…

Kankana Dubey Dubey, Kankana
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
October 26, 2016
Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects of Energy Policies in Saudi Arabia: The MEGIR-SA Model
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects of Energy Policies in Saudi Arabia: The MEGIR-SA Model

MEGIR – Model with Energy, Growth and Intergenerational Redistribution – investigates the long-run implications for growth and equity across generations of different energy policies. It is the first general equilibrium model with overlapping generations to be developed and applied for…

October 26, 2016
Energy Productivity in the GCC: Evidence From an International Kuznets Curve Analysis
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy Productivity in the GCC: Evidence From an International Kuznets Curve Analysis

Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

This paper explores energy productivity trends at a national level for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and puts them in an international context. This analysis can be used as part of an evidence base for setting nationally…

Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
October 18, 2016
Energy Productivity as a New Growth Model for GCC Countries
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Energy Productivity as a New Growth Model for GCC Countries

Marzio Galeotti, Nicholas Howarth, Alessandro Lanza

Following the collapse in oil prices, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have intensified efforts to find a new growth model which increases the welfare of their citizens, while reducing exposure to volatile energy markets. This paper argues that placing energy…

Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Alessandro Lanza Lanza, Alessandro
October 18, 2016
Investing for Energy Productivity in the GCC – Financing the Transition
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Investing for Energy Productivity in the GCC – Financing the Transition

Steven Fawkes, Nicholas Howarth, Moncef Krarti, Padu Padmanabhan

An unprecedented infrastructure investment boom occurred in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the first part of the 21st century. Strong public capital spending supported by high energy prices provided governments with an opportunity to accelerate economic diversification and infrastructure…

Steven Fawkes Fawkes, Steven
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
Moncef Krarti Krarti, Moncef
Padu Padmanabhan Padmanabhan, Padu
September 2, 2016
Policymakers Guide to the Various Ways of Calculating Energy Productivity
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Policymakers Guide to the Various Ways of Calculating Energy Productivity

Anwar Gasim

The existence of multiple approaches to calculating energy productivity, with its resulting diverse outcomes, makes it difficult to draw meaningful comparisons between economies and monitor their progress over time. To understand better the implications of this, we conducted a systematic…

Anwar Gasim Gasim, Anwar
June 13, 2016
Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Regional Energy Markets Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Electricity Sector Transitions Energy and Economic Vulnerability Models, Data and Tools Productivity and Economic Diversification

Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB

Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Ben Wise, Lama Yaseen

This paper (Multidimensional KTAB) is a technical discussion paper designed as a follow on to An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis using one-dimensional spatial models (Unidimensional KTAB). It extends the original framework of KTAB to explain the…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
December 24, 2015
Efficient Industrial Energy Use: The First Step in Transitioning Saudi Arabia’s Energy Mix
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Efficient Industrial Energy Use: The First Step in Transitioning Saudi Arabia’s Energy Mix

Walid Matar, Axel Pierru, Frederic Murphy, David Wogan, Bertrand Rioux

External observers worry about whether Saudi domestic consumption of oil will crowd out exports. This is based on simple extrapolations which suggest that in a little more than 20 years Saudi Arabia may become a net importer of hydrocarbon fuels.…

Walid Matar Matar, Walid
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
David Wogan Wogan, David
Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
June 7, 2015
Determinants of energy productivity: A comparison of 39 countries
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Determinants of energy productivity: A comparison of 39 countries

Quantifying the determinants of a country’s energy productivity trends answers the fundamental question of whether its economy is becoming more energy productive because of technological and efficiency gains, or whether it is due to structural economic shifts. This paper uses…

May 7, 2015
Global shift: The energy productivity transformation
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Global shift: The energy productivity transformation

While their consequences are usually obvious, global shifts are not always apparent until after they have occurred. Most shifts have their roots in local political, technological or economic forces and may interact in some way with the energy system. Globalization…

May 6, 2015