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Energy Governance in China: The Structures and Processes of Government Decision-Making
Regional Energy Markets

Energy Governance in China: The Structures and Processes of Government Decision-Making

Dongmei Chen, Paul Mollet, Brian Efird

This paper describes the current governance structure of China’s energy sector. The interplay between central government, the Communist Party, regional governments and key economic actors within the framework of China’s five-year planning processes are complex and constantly evolving. As such,…

Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
May 14, 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
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
Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market
Regional Energy Markets

Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli

Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established a regional power grid to support member countries’ high voltage networks in 2001 but, to date, the system has remained underutilized.…

Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Omar Al-Ubayli Al-Ubayli, Omar
October 4, 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
The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition
Electricity Sector Transitions

The Political Feasibility of Policy Options for the UAE’s Energy Transition

Brian Efird, Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it wishes to transition toward a less carbon-intensive energy system, both as part of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and as one of…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
October 10, 2017
Preface

Preface

Energy Transitions

Brian Efird

2017
Toward the Integration of Policymaking Models and Economic Models

Toward the Integration of Policymaking Models and Economic Models

Ben Wise, Andrew Howe, Brian Efird

The traditional economic approach to policy analysis is to utilize tools and methods developed within the field of economics and study the economic impact of one or more policies solely from an economic perspective. As a consequence, the “policies” are…

Ben Wise Wise, Ben
Andrew Howe Howe, Andrew
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
May 31, 2017
Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia
Regional Energy Markets

Energy Relations and Policy Making in Asia

Ziyad Alfawzan, Sadeem Alhosain, Nader AlKathiri, Shahad Alarenan, Brian Efird

Trade between the economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and North East Asia (NEA) reached $471 billion in 2013, based almost entirely on oil and gas. The GCC sends 44 percent of its exports to NEA, which depends on…

Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
Sadeem Alhosain Alhosain, Sadeem
Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
August 8, 2016
Assessing the impact of political disruptions on crude oil trade

Assessing the impact of political disruptions on crude oil trade

Kenneth White, Brian Efird, Sadeem Alhosain

Provides an empirical evaluation of energy trade flows, focusing on crude oil trade among the top 20 crude oil exporters and top 20 crude oil importers. We assess the potential impact of cross-national political disruptions (bilateral and regional) on energy…

Kenneth White White, Kenneth
Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Sadeem Alhosain Alhosain, Sadeem
January 1, 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
Reforming the Role of State-Owned Enterprise in China’s Energy Sector: An Analysis of Collective Decision-Making Processes Using the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)
Regional Energy Markets

Reforming the Role of State-Owned Enterprise in China’s Energy Sector: An Analysis of Collective Decision-Making Processes Using the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Ben Wise, Lama Yaseen

What are the prospects for reform of the Chinese energy sector? This question is the subject of much debate both inside and outside China. Since coming to power in November 2012, China’s new government has issued a series of statements…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
July 6, 2015
An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Ben Wise, Lama Yaseen

The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) is freely available, state-of-the-art software that has been designed to enable the rigorous and systematic analysis of collective decision-making processes (CDMPs). KTAB is being designed with three types of users in mind. The…

Brian Efird Efird, Brian
Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
Ben Wise Wise, Ben
Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
May 7, 2015
Using DataCards for Socio-Cultural Data Discovery and Sharing

Using DataCards for Socio-Cultural Data Discovery and Sharing

Phalanx

Brian Efird

2012
Competition Among the Giants: Implications for Regional Integration in Europe, 2010-2050

Competition Among the Giants: Implications for Regional Integration in Europe, 2010-2050

International Studies Review

Brian Efird

2006
Senturion: A Predictive Simulation Model

Senturion: A Predictive Simulation Model

National Defense University Center for Technology and National Secuity Policy

Brian Efird

2006