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      Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council

      KAPSARC hosted a webinar, “Resilient Cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council,” on July 20, 2020, to discuss the relationships between governmental leads and non-governmental capabilities to support risk mitigation policy formulation. The webinar drew global participants from diverse sectors and…

      14th September 2021
      Fiscal Policy for Stability in Oil-Exporting Countries: From the Old Problems to the Challenges of COVID-19
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Fiscal Policy for Stability in Oil-Exporting Countries: From the Old Problems to the Challenges of COVID-19

      Olivier Durand-Lasserve, Fatih Karanfil

      Since the Great Recession of 2008, oil-exporting countries have had to adjust their fiscal policies to respond to larger oil price variations and increased unpredictability. This commentary provides insights into the relationship between oil prices and fiscal policies in emerging…

      Olivier Durand-Lasserve Durand-Lasserve, Olivier
      Fatih Karanfil Karanfil, Fatih
      25th April 2021
      Toward Fiscal Stability and Sustainable Development: The Role of Sovereign Funds in Saudi Arabia
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Toward Fiscal Stability and Sustainable Development: The Role of Sovereign Funds in Saudi Arabia

      Nader AlKathiri

      The study, “Optimal Policies for Managing Oil Revenue Stabilization Funds: An illustration using Saudi Arabia,” conducted by researchers from KAPSARC, was recently published in the journal Resources Policy. It developed a model that optimizes the buildup and drawdown of a stabilization fund.  It…

      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      26th July 2020
      The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Non-Oil GDP in Saudi Arabia
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability Productivity and Economic Diversification

      The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Non-Oil GDP in Saudi Arabia

      Fakhri Hasanov, Nader AlKathiri, Saad Alshahrani, Ryan Alyamani

      A clear objective of Saudi Vision 2030, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is to put the non-oil sector at the heart of the country’s economic development. The vision realization programs (VRPs), such as…

      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      Saad Alshahrani Alshahrani, Saad
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      19th July 2020
      The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Non-Oil GDP in Saudi Arabia
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability Productivity and Economic Diversification

      The Impact of Fiscal Policy on Non-Oil GDP in Saudi Arabia

      Fakhri Hasanov, Nader AlKathiri, Saad Alshahrani, Ryan Alyamani

      Saudi Vision 2030 (SV2030), the strategic roadmap for the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, aims to decouple the country’s economy from its reliance on oil revenues through implementing several economic and social initiatives. The key economic goals of…

      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      Saad Alshahrani Alshahrani, Saad
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      16th January 2020
      Macroeconomic Stability and Economic Diversification in Oil-Dependent Countries
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Macroeconomic Stability and Economic Diversification in Oil-Dependent Countries

      Oil-dependent economies are vulnerable to macroeconomic fiscal instability stemming from high oil price volatility in the short – run and the exhaustibility of oil in the long – run. The workshop discussed the main challenges confronting oil-dependent economies that could…

      16th October 2019
      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
      5th February 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, 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
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      23rd January 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
      4th October 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…

      10th August 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
      5th October 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
      19th March 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, 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
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      5th March 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, 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
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      24th December 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.

      24th October 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
      7th March 2014