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      Sectoral Investment Analysis for Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      Sectoral Investment Analysis for Saudi Arabia

      Muhammad Javid, Fakhri Hasanov, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Marzio Galeotti

      This study aims to investigate the determinants of short- and long-run investment behavior in Saudi Arabia for eight non-oil sectors. Saudi Arabia is currently proceeding with its historic Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to significantly increase the private sector’s…

      Muhammad Javid Javid, Muhammad
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Marzio Galeotti Galeotti, Marzio
      24th August 2021
      Energy Security and Portfolio Diversification: The Exporter’s Perspective
      Regional Energy Markets

      Energy Security and Portfolio Diversification: The Exporter’s Perspective

      Philipp Galkin, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      Despite the increasing attention paid to energy security and the continuously broadening scope of the field, the perspective of energy importing countries (i.e., supply security) has overshadowed that of exporters, who seek to ensure demand security. As official statements and…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      25th November 2020
      Integrated Policies to Improve the Energy–Water– Food System Nexus to Achieve the SDGs

      Integrated Policies to Improve the Energy–Water– Food System Nexus to Achieve the SDGs

      T20

      The challenges posed by the water–food–energy nexus have been well documented. Demand for all three of these crucial elements of human growth is increasing, driven by a rising global population, rapid urbanization, changing diets, and economic growth. However, an integrated…

      Carlo Andrea Bollino, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Marzio Galeotti, Suresh Babu, Yamaji Eiji

      2020
      Adaptive Policy to Leverage Hydrogen in The Energy Transition

      Adaptive Policy to Leverage Hydrogen in The Energy Transition

      T20

      Hydrogen is a key enabling vector of the energy transition. Multiple studies have demonstrated the potential of hydrogen to reduce carbon emissions and serve as a new energy medium in industries where electricity cannot be easily used. Along with continued…

      Maxime Schenckery, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Alena Fargere, Rami Shabaneh, Yena Chae, James G. Carton, Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk

      2020
      Balancing Energy Security Priorities: Portfolio Optimization Approach to Oil Imports

      Balancing Energy Security Priorities: Portfolio Optimization Approach to Oil Imports

      Taylor & Francis Online

      The notion of energy security in most interpretations includes the physical supply and price affordability components, making financial risks a crucial part of energy security strategies. Mainstream analysis has focussed on the notion of the physical supply. This paper introduces…

      Philipp Galkin, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      2020
      The Role of Monetary Policy in Worldwide Solidarity in the Face of Covid-19

      The Role of Monetary Policy in Worldwide Solidarity in the Face of Covid-19

      T20

      The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented symmetric shock worldwide. The main challenge is promptly addressing the reduction in incomes and jobs in order to reduce the short-term losses and to compensate for missing income and growth in the future.…

      Carlo Andrea Bollino, Simona Bigerna, Amedeo Argentiero, Paolo Polinori, Maria Chiara D’Errico, Mirko Abbritti, Silvia Micheli, Mustafa Yagci

      2020
      Estimating the Household Consumption Function in Saudi Arabia: An Error Correction Approach

      Estimating the Household Consumption Function in Saudi Arabia: An Error Correction Approach

      Taylor & Francis Online

      We estimate a micro-founded life-cycle consumption model for Saudi Arabia over the period 1970–2017 using error correction model procedures. Dynamic adjustments are significant, and both income and wealth are found to have significant effects, with a long-run marginal propensity to…

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

      2019
      Balancing Energy Security Priorities: A Portfolio Optimization Approach to Oil Imports
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Balancing Energy Security Priorities: A Portfolio Optimization Approach to Oil Imports

      Philipp Galkin, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Simona Bigerna

      The idea of energy security emerged after the energy crises of the 1970s. It has evolved from the initial paradigm of assuring sufficient energy supplies to include a price affordability perspective and, eventually, many other energy-related issues, such as infrastructure,…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Simona Bigerna Bigerna, Simona
      28th May 2019
      How Total Factor Productivity Drives Long-Run Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia

      How Total Factor Productivity Drives Long-Run Energy Consumption in Saudi Arabia

      Fakhri Hasanov, Brantley Liddle, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Jeyhun Mikayilov

      In this study, we investigate how total factor productivity (TFP), alongside income, price, and population, shapes energy consumption in the long-run in Saudi Arabia, the world’s number one oil exporter. To do so, we first estimate a production function and…

      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Brantley Liddle Brantley Liddle
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      21st May 2019
      Iran Sanctions: Implications for the Oil Market

      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
      9th May 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
      A Comparison of Alternative Programs for Climate Policies
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      A Comparison of Alternative Programs for Climate Policies

      Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      This research paper compares the relative welfare impact of different options for allocating the financing burden of climate change mitigation policies. Focusing on efficient ways to finance policies aimed at climate change mitigation, not only at direct carbon reduction, could…

      Tarek Atalla Atalla, Tarek
      Simona Bigerna Bigerna, Simona
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      30th December 2018
      Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC
      Regional Energy Markets

      Potential Effects of Trade Liberalization on China’s Imports of Plastics From the GCC

      Philipp Galkin, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rami Shabaneh

      Petrochemical products, particularly plastics, contribute to a significant share of expanding and increasingly diverse trade flows between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and China. The petrochemical sector could benefit from a preferential bilateral trade regime between China and the…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      4th June 2018
      Estimating the learning curve of solar PV balance–of–system for over 20 countries: Implications and policy recommendations

      Estimating the learning curve of solar PV balance–of–system for over 20 countries: Implications and policy recommendations

      Journal of Cleaner Production

      Solar photovoltaic systems installed on homes and commercial building rooftops are deemed central for a low-carbon future. As capital costs of photovoltaics continue to fall, its role towards making buildings more sustainable and environmentally-friendly will continue to grow. Capital costs…

      Amro Elshurafa, Shahad Albardi, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      2018
      Energy demand elasticities and weather worldwide

      Energy demand elasticities and weather worldwide

      Economia Politica

      The purpose of this paper is to empirically estimate a model of aggregate residential and commercial energy demand elasticities, taking into account capital stock and climatic effects. We model a theoretically founded non-linear energy demand system, the generalized almost ideal,…

      Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino

      2018
      Analyzing renewable energy and climate conditions effects on societal welfare worldwide

      Analyzing renewable energy and climate conditions effects on societal welfare worldwide

      The Energy Journal

      Tarek Atalla, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rolando Fuentes

      2017