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      The RCEP and its Potential Impact on Saudi Regional Exports
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      The RCEP and its Potential Impact on Saudi Regional Exports

      Philipp Galkin, Dongmei Chen

      On November 15, 2020, 10 Southeast Asian economies, joined by Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea, formed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – the world’s largest trading bloc, representing about a third of the global economy (BBC…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      30th March 2021
      Extreme Market Distortions Canadian Crude Oil Flows

      Extreme Market Distortions Canadian Crude Oil Flows

      Jennifer Considine, Philipp Galkin, Abdullah Aldayel

      With extensive natural resources and strategic access to both the Atlantic and Pacific basins, Canada has the potential to become a global energy powerhouse – provided that the nation is successful in alleviating its infrastructure bottlenecks. According to the United…

      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      27th December 2020
      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
      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
      Bridging the Gaps and Mitigating the Risks: Tackling the Challenges of Sustainable Crossborder Energy Infrastructure Finance

      Bridging the Gaps and Mitigating the Risks: Tackling the Challenges of Sustainable Crossborder Energy Infrastructure Finance

      T20

      Efforts to integrate cross-border energy infrastructure and regional power markets have been gaining momentum worldwide. Such efforts have the potential of optimizing regional generation resources, delivering more variable renewable energy to the grid, and improving social equity through more reliable…

      Philipp Galkin, Dongmei Chen, Qiankun Wang, Xinyue Ma, Yongzhong Wang, Feng Zhou

      2020
      Market Structure, Inventories and Oil Prices: An Empirical Analysis
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      Market Structure, Inventories and Oil Prices: An Empirical Analysis

      Jennifer Considine, Philipp Galkin, Abdullah Aldayel

      Understanding the relationship between crude oil prices and inventory levels is critical for policymakers and economic actors. The size of the ‘basis,’ or spread between spot and futures prices, reflects the level of inventories and can trigger arbitrage trading. The…

      Jennifer Considine Considine, Jennifer
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Abdullah Aldayel Aldayel, Abdullah
      24th February 2020
      China’s Energy Investment Through the Lens of the Belt and Road Initiative
      Regional Energy Markets

      China’s Energy Investment Through the Lens of the Belt and Road Initiative

      Philipp Galkin, Dongmei Chen, Junyuang Ke

      The Chinese government launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013 as a vision to promote growth and cooperation among the economies of Asia and Europe. Over the five years since its inception, the BRI has expanded in both…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Dongmei Chen Chen, Dongmei
      Junyuang Ke Ke, Junyuang
      12th January 2020
      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
      28th May 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
      The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain

      The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain

      Science Direct

      Despite significant progress made by China in liberalizing its natural gas market, certain key areas such as market access and pricing mechanisms remain controlled by the government.

      Axel Pierru, Kang Wu, Frederic Murphy, Philipp Galkin, Bertrand Rioux, Yan Li, Artem Malov, Felipe Feijoo

      2019
      An Estimation of the Drivers Behind OPEC’s Quota Decisions
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      An Estimation of the Drivers Behind OPEC’s Quota Decisions

      Philipp Galkin, Tarek Atalla, Zhongyuan Ren

      This paper identifies key determinants that appear to shape OPEC’s quota strategy and implementation. Using econometric estimations, it examines the factors that seem to most influence members’ adherence to their production commitments in the short term and what drives the…

      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Tarek Atalla Atalla, Tarek
      ZR
      Ren, Zhongyuan
      19th July 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
      Unintended consequences of China’s coal capacity cut policy

      Unintended consequences of China’s coal capacity cut policy

      Energy Policy

      In early 2016, China introduced additional capacity cut policies to rebalance supply in the coal market to match demand that had been reduced by slow economic growth and strict environmental regulation. Ensuing disruptions to the coal market caused these policies…

      Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin

      2018
      The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain
      Regional Energy Markets

      The Economic Impact of Price Controls on China’s Natural Gas Supply Chain

      Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru, Kang Wu

      Despite significant progress made by China in liberalizing its natural gas market, certain key areas such as market access and pricing mechanisms remain heavily monopolized or controlled by the government. To assess how such distortions impact the market, we developed…

      Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
      Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
      Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
      Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
      Kang Wu Wu, Kang
      24th May 2018
      Economic impacts of debottlenecking congestion in the Chinese coal supply chain

      Economic impacts of debottlenecking congestion in the Chinese coal supply chain

      Energy Economics

      The fast pace of development in China’s coal industry created bottlenecks in its transportation infrastructure. These bottlenecks likely affected not only China’s domestic coal market, but also global coal markets. In this paper, we estimate the costs and consequences of…

      Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Frederic Murphy, Axel Pierru

      2016