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How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?
Electricity Sector Transitions

How does Saudi Arabia’s recent energy performance compare with other G20 countries?

Baltasar Manzano, Rolando Fuentes, Nicholas Howarth

The 68th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review, released recently, is a comprehensive account and analysis of global energy data. Saudi Arabia will be hosting the G20 summit in 2020, and the release of BP’s annual compilation provides a good opportunity…

Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
Nicholas Howarth Howarth, Nicholas
August 20, 2019
The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia
Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

The Value of Saving Oil in Saudi Arabia

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano, Axel Pierru

What is the value of saving a barrel of oil that would otherwise had been consumed domestically? This study explores the question, taking a long-run perspective into a general equilibrium approach. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the difference between…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
March 25, 2018
Prices versus policy: An analysis of the drivers of the primary fossil fuel mix
Future of Global Oil Markets

Prices versus policy: An analysis of the drivers of the primary fossil fuel mix

Energy Policy

Energy policymakers often attempt to shape their countries’ energy mix, rather than leave it purely to market forces. By calibrating and simulating a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model, this paper analyzes the primary fossil fuel mix in the USA…

Tarek Atalla, Lester C. Hunt, Baltasar Manzano

2017
The unstudied barriers to widespread renewable energy deployment: Fossil fuel price responses

The unstudied barriers to widespread renewable energy deployment: Fossil fuel price responses

Energy Policy

Renewable energy policy focuses on supporting the deployment of renewable power generators so as to reduce their costs through scale economies and technological learning. It is expected that, once cost parity with fossil fuel generation is achieved, a transition towards…

Edward Foster, Marcello Contestabile, Baltasar Manzano, Mark Workman, Nilay Shah

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
Challenges for Widespread Renewable Energy Deployment
Electricity Sector Transitions

Challenges for Widespread Renewable Energy Deployment

Jorge Blazquez, Baltasar Manzano

Part of the policy strategy to avert the worst outcomes of global climate change is a transition to low carbon energy on an unprecedented scale. In particular, strong incentives are in place to promote the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies,…

Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
June 1, 2016
Natural Resource Revenue Management Strategies in Developing Countries: A Calibrated Macroeconomic Model for Uganda
Climate Change Policies and Governance

Natural Resource Revenue Management Strategies in Developing Countries: A Calibrated Macroeconomic Model for Uganda

Fakhri Hasanov, Fred Joutz, Baltasar Manzano

Recent natural resource discoveries in Eastern Africa provide an opportunity to boost economic development. However, this opportunity brings with it potential challenges in the form of ‘Dutch disease’ and, potentially, the ‘resource curse’. A companion paper to this report: Managing…

Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Fred Joutz Joutz, Fred
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
December 24, 2015
Macroeconomic Challenges for Eastern Africa

Macroeconomic Challenges for Eastern Africa

Fakhri Hasanov, Fred Joutz, Baltasar Manzano

Recent natural resource discoveries in Eastern Africa provide an enormous opportunity to boost economic development. However, success is not inevitable and the causes of failure have been extensively researched during recent years. This paper summarizes the challenges that can beset…

Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
Fred Joutz Joutz, Fred
Baltasar Manzano Manzano, Baltasar
September 6, 2015