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Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model
Models, Data and Tools Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Estimating the Impact of Energy Price Reform on Saudi Arabian Intergenerational Welfare using the MEGIR-SA Model

Energy Journal

This paper investigates the intergenerational welfare impact of raising state administered retail energy prices in Saudi Arabia, an example of an oil exporting country with a fast growing population. To achieve this, we develop a dynamic model with overlapping generations (called MEGIR-SA), which…

Frederic Gonand, Fakhri Hasanov, Lester C. Hunt

2019
Estimating the Household Consumption Function in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Estimating the Household Consumption Function in Saudi Arabia

Goblan Al Gahtani, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Simona Bigerna, Axel Pierru

This research is part of a joint project between the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC). This paper estimates a micro-based life cycle consumption model for Saudi Arabia over the period…

Goblan Al Gahtani Goblan Al Gahtani
Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Simona Bigerna Bigerna, Simona
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
February 5, 2019
Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia

Christopher Napoli, Ben Wise, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

As populations and economies grow, a megatrend that will increasingly affect both developed and emerging economies is the policy trade-off between managing water resources and achieving food security objectives. This policy trade-off is very relevant in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

Christopher Napoli Napoli, Christopher
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
David Wogan Wogan, David
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
January 23, 2018
Managing Oil Revenue Stabilization Funds: A Framework for Developing Policies
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Managing Oil Revenue Stabilization Funds: A Framework for Developing Policies

Nader AlKathiri, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

Oil revenue stabilization funds provide short-run protection against oil revenue fluctuations – in the way that Saudi government deposits and reserve at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) have historically served as a buffer to decouple government budget from oil…

Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
October 4, 2017
Sheltering the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries From Energy Shocks
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Sheltering the Economies of Oil Exporting Countries From Energy Shocks

Price shocks are a feature of international oil markets, with the oil price collapse in the second half of 2014 being the most recent example. These episodes are a source of macroeconomic disruption that harm economic activity in the short…

August 10, 2017
Prices Versus Policy: An Analysis of the Drivers of the Fossil Fuel Energy Mix
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Prices Versus Policy: An Analysis of the Drivers of the Fossil Fuel Energy Mix

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano

Understanding how the composition of a country’s energy mix is formed in an environment where greater government involvement is anticipated due to climate change obligations is critical. This paper is part of a project analyzing drivers of the mix and…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
October 5, 2016
Energy for Water in Agriculture: A Partial Factor Productivity Analysis
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Energy for Water in Agriculture: A Partial Factor Productivity Analysis

Christopher Napoli, Berenice Garcia Tellez

Water, energy and food are inextricably linked and, consequently, inefficient use of any of the three resources can have a negative effect on the other two. Managing this nexus requires a holistic approach. We compare the productivity of extracted water…

Christopher Napoli Napoli, Christopher
Berenice Garcia Tellez Garcia Tellez, Berenice
March 19, 2016
Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia

Christopher Napoli, Ben Wise, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

Saudi Arabia relies almost exclusively on aquifers and desalination to provide its water. Roughly 87 percent of these water extractions are used for agriculture, and so any policy to improve the sustainability of water resources cannot ignore this agriculture dimension.

Christopher Napoli Napoli, Christopher
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
David Wogan Wogan, David
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
March 5, 2016
A framework for understanding energy for water
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

A framework for understanding energy for water

International Journal of Water Resources Development

This article offers a framework for understanding how energy is used to meet water demand in countries. Specifically, the relationships between energy use and water scarcity, the location of renewable water resources, and aggregate water demand are explored. The article…

Christopher Napoli, Berenice Garcia Tellez

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
The Economics of Energy Vulnerability
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

The Economics of Energy Vulnerability

The economic vulnerability of an economy to energy disruptions is traditionally viewed through the lens of price shocks. This ‘energy vulnerability’ is driven by the energy mix, the infrastructure and the supply chain resilience that an economy enjoys.

October 24, 2015
Lowering Saudi Arabia’s fuel consumption and energy system costs without increasing end consumer prices
Energy and Economic Vulnerability

Lowering Saudi Arabia’s fuel consumption and energy system costs without increasing end consumer prices

Walid Matar, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Bertrand Rioux

Saudi Arabia aims to reduce the growth of its energy demand. This paper outlines an approach that could help the country to reduce substantively its current fuel consumption and could result in a net economic gain without increasing current end…

Walid Matar Matar, Walid
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
March 7, 2014