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      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 Fiscal Response to COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

      The Fiscal Response to COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

      Nader AlKathiri, Abdulelah Darandary, Ryan Alyamani

      The COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to combat it have led to major global disruptions. Policymakers are faced with a dilemma that is not easily resolved. On the one hand, they are striving to protect public health by containing the…

      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      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
      Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Restructuring Saudi Arabia’s Power Generation Sector: Model-Based Insights

      Bertrand Rioux, Axel Pierru, Nader AlKathiri

      Saudi Arabia plans to reform and privatize its power generation sector as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. To provide analytical insights, we developed a model that simulates the restructuring of the electricity market, along with reforming fuel prices to…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      20th December 2017
      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
      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
      8th August 2016
      GCC-NEA oil trade: Competition in asian oil markets and the Russian ‘Pivot’ east

      GCC-NEA oil trade: Competition in asian oil markets and the Russian ‘Pivot’ east

      Nader AlKathiri, Tilak Doshi, Ziyad Alfawzan, Sammy Six, Vitaly Yermakov, Shahad Alarenan, Yazeed Al Rashed

      KAPSARC: The purpose of this paper is to assess Middle East crude oil exporter strategies to maintain or expand market share in Asian oil demand. It also analyses the impact of changing global crude oil flows on key oil exporters’…

      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      Tilak Doshi Doshi, Tilak
      Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
      Sammy Six Six, Sammy
      Vitaly Yermakov Yermakov, Vitaly
      Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
      YA
      Al Rashed, Yazeed
      1st January 2016
      Asian Premium or North Atlantic Discount: Does Geographical Diversification in Oil Trade Always Impose Costs?
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Asian Premium or North Atlantic Discount: Does Geographical Diversification in Oil Trade Always Impose Costs?

      Shahad Alarenan, Frederic Murphy, Ziyad Alfawzan, Nader AlKathiri

      It is popularly believed that importers of oil diversify their suppliers to achieve security of supply and that exporters diversify their customer base to achieve security of demand. However, this diversification comes at a cost, compared with buying from or…

      Shahad Alarenan Alarenan, Shahad
      Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
      Ziyad Alfawzan Alfawzan, Ziyad
      Nader AlKathiri AlKathiri, Nader
      6th August 2015