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      Economic Diversification Under Saudi Vision 2030
      Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Economic Diversification Under Saudi Vision 2030

      David Havrlant, Abdulelah Darandary

      The last decade has brought a row of substantial changes that have profound implications for the hydrocarbon resource-rich economies. The general answer to a changing environment is: Adapt! From the macroeconomic perspective, this means diversifying the economy to broaden the…

      David Havrlant Havrlant, David
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      14th April 2021
      The Saudi Move into Hydrogen: A Paradigm Shift

      The Saudi Move into Hydrogen: A Paradigm Shift

      Hatem Al Atawi, Abdulelah Darandary

      Saudi Arabia is moving ahead with its diversification plan, Saudi Vision 2030, by adopting hydrogen. The Kingdom is keen to enable the circular carbon economy (CCE) by producing and utilizing clean hydrogen. On September 27, Saudi Aramco announced its first…

      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      6th January 2021
      How the World Trading System Promotes and Impedes the Diversification of Developing Countries

      How the World Trading System Promotes and Impedes the Diversification of Developing Countries

      Abdelaaziz Aït Ali, Mohammed Al Doghan, Muhammad Bhatti, Carlos Braga, Abdulelah Darandary, Uri Dadush, Anabel González, Niclas Poitiers

      Diversification is important because it is associated with economic growth and reduced volatility. Export diversification is especially important for developing countries as a source of foreign exchange and imported know-how. We examine how export diversification is affected by trade policies,…

      Abdelaaziz Aït Ali Abdelaaziz Aït Ali
      Mohammed Al Doghan Mohammed Al Doghan
      Muhammad Bhatti Muhammad Bhatti
      Carlos Braga Carlos Braga
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Uri Dadush Uri Dadush
      Anabel González Anabel González
      Niclas Poitiers Niclas Poitiers
      11th December 2020
      Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia
      Models, Data and Tools

      Regional Heterogeneous Drivers of Electricity Demand in Saudi Arabia

      Jeyhun Mikayilov, Abdulelah Darandary, Ryan Alyamani, Fakhri Hasanov, Hatem Al Atawi

      Aggregate residential electricity consumption in Saudi Arabia has increased rapidly over the past several decades, largely due to population increases and fast economic growth (SAMA 2019). The growth in electricity consumption has been driven, among other factors, by government-administered prices…

      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      13th September 2020
      Economic  Diversification in the MENA Region

      Economic Diversification in the MENA Region

      T20

      The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region consists of a heterogeneous group of countries ranging from high-income countries in the Arabian Gulf to middle-income and least developed countries. A dominant concern in the MENA region is the high dependence…

      Said A. Alshaikh, Jamal Alzayer, Imed Drine, David Havrlant, Abdulelah Darandary, Farah Durani, Salah Abu Nar, Hatem Akeel

      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
      Diversification and the World Trading System

      Diversification and the World Trading System

      T20

      Diversification is important because it is associated with economic growth and reduced volatility. Diversification of exports, which provide foreign exchange and enable imports of critical goods, services, and know-how, is crucial for developing countries. The question we address in this…

      Abdulelah Darandary, Uri Dadush, Mohammed Al Doghan, Carlos Braga, Anabel González, Abdelaaziz Aït Ali

      2020
      Estimating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Saudi GDP

      Estimating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Saudi GDP

      David Havrlant, Abdulelah Darandary, Abdelrahman Muhsen

      The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted economic and social activity globally at an unprecedented pace. The international movement of goods has been limited to the necessary minimum, often solely for deliveries of protective and healthcare equipment. Many governments have imposed strict…

      David Havrlant Havrlant, David
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Abdelrahman Muhsen Muhsen, Abdelrahman
      10th June 2020
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

      The Impact of COVID-19 on Transport and Gasoline Demand

      Hatem Al Atawi, Nora Nezamuddin, Abdulelah Darandary

      In the last few months, the world has experienced the negative effects of COVID-19. The outbreak, which started as an epidemic concentrated in China, quickly spread to become a global pandemic. As of May 12, 2020, there have been over…

      Hatem Al Atawi Al Atawi, Hatem
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      20th May 2020
      Carbon Price Policies and International Competitiveness in G20 Countries

      Carbon Price Policies and International Competitiveness in G20 Countries

      T20

      A major challenge in implementing carbon pricing policies is to account for their economic outcomes. Notably, competitiveness is the key economic performance indicator to be considered. Extant theory mainly emphasizes the negative effect of carbon pricing on competitiveness; however, there…

      Fakhri Hasanov, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Ryan Alyamani, Brantley Liddle, Abdulelah Darandary, Nicholas Apergis, Ceyhun Mahmudlu

      2020
      Residential Electricity Price Reforms: Are Different Income Groups and Regions Impacted Equally?

      Residential Electricity Price Reforms: Are Different Income Groups and Regions Impacted Equally?

      Ryan Alyamani, Abdulelah Darandary, Jeyhun Mikayilov, Fakhri Hasanov

      The government of Saudi Arabia has successfully reduced the country’s energy intensity, helped by its establishment of the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) and a series of energy price reforms (EPR) that began in 2016. However, how households have responded…

      Ryan Alyamani Alyamani, Ryan
      Abdulelah Darandary Darandary, Abdulelah
      Jeyhun Mikayilov Mikayilov, Jeyhun
      Fakhri Hasanov Hasanov, Fakhri
      15th December 2019