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KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls
Regional Energy Markets Models, Data and Tools

KAPSARC’s Contribution to Evaluating the Impact of Price Controls

Axel Pierru, Walid Matar

The European Journal of Operational Research has just published a paper, “Measuring the effects of price controls using mixed complementarity models” (2019). It detailed a series of innovative modeling approaches developed by KAPSARC researchers over the last six years. The…

Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Walid Matar Matar, Walid
September 1, 2019
An Economic Analysis of China’s Domestic Crude Oil Supply Policies
Models, Data and Tools

An Economic Analysis of China’s Domestic Crude Oil Supply Policies

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Kang Wu

China’s domestic oil production has lagged the rapid growth in the country’s oil consumption since 2000, leading to a large, and growing, reliance on crude imports to meet demand. Factors including China’s current market structure and regulatory environment impede further…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Kang Wu Wu, Kang
May 28, 2019
Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market
Models, Data and Tools

Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market

Carlo Andrea Bollino, Brian Efird, Fakhri Hasanov, Emre Hatipoglu

United States (U.S.) Iran energy sanction waivers expired May 2, 2019. The waivers permitted eight economies (China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey) to temporarily continue buying oil from Iran. Based on KAPSARC modeling of the political…

Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Emre Hatipoglu Hatipoglu, Emre
May 9, 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
Data Insight: Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia
Models, Data and Tools Regional Energy Markets

Data Insight: Electricity Tariff Changes in Saudi Arabia

Abeer AlGhamdi

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s households account for around 50% of national power consumption, with more than 7 million residential customers in 2017. The majority of this power is used for air conditioning and cooling systems due to the climate…

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
January 30, 2019
The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants
Models, Data and Tools Electricity Sector Transitions

The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Shahad Turkistani, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

The Japanese government’s decision to continue restarting nuclear power is shaped by a combination of domestic political concerns, energy security challenges, and its ability to meet climate change commitments and targets. Nuclear power plants have started to come back online,…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Shahad Turkistani Turkistani, Shahad
Faisal Al-Ghamdi Al-Ghamdi, Faisal
December 31, 2018
India’s Balancing Act to Address Climate Change Under the Paris Agreement
Climate Change Policies and Governance Models, Data and Tools

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

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

As an emerging economy, a major part of India’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris  Agreement is an emissions intensity target. With its current policies, India is on track to achieve its climate targets under the Agreement. However, the…

Yagyavalk Bhatt Bhatt, Yagyavalk
AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
December 12, 2018
Data Insight: Crude Oil and Refined Products
Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Crude Oil and Refined Products

Abeer AlGhamdi

Saudi Arabia ranks as the world’s largest exporter of crude oil and petroleum products; the oil and gas sector accounts for about 70 percent of export earnings. Ras Tanura and Yanbu are the major oil-exporting ports in Saudi Arabia, accounting…

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
November 1, 2018
Data Insight: Demography
Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Demography

Abeer AlGhamdi

Key insights into Saudi Arabia’s workforce demography.

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
October 9, 2018
Data Insight: Transportation
Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Models, Data and Tools

Data Insight: Transportation

Abeer AlGhamdi

We have launched a new series of Data Insights which aim to share topical insights and data on a range of interesting themes. The first insight of the series is focused on Saudi Arabia’s passenger and freight railway network.

Abeer AlGhamdi AlGhamdi, Abeer
September 27, 2018
A global degree days database for energy-related applications
Models, Data and Tools

A global degree days database for energy-related applications

Energy

Weather can have a profound effect on energy consumption particularly with respect to hot and cold temperatures, driving residential and commercial energy demand. The cooling and heating degree day methodology has been often been regarded as a reliable means to…

Tarek Atalla, Silvio Gualdi, Alessandro Lanza

2018
Modeling collective decision-making processes with the KAPSARC toolkit for behavioral analysis
Models, Data and Tools

Modeling collective decision-making processes with the KAPSARC toolkit for behavioral analysis

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

In this article, we briefly introduce the reader to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB). KTAB is a toolkit for building models of collective decision-making processes (CDMP), and simulating them. KTAB is being developed by the King Abdullah Petroleum…

Andrew Howe, Ben Wise, Brian Efird

2017
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