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Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia
Electricity Sector Transitions

Reforming Industrial Fuel and Residential Electricity Prices in Saudi Arabia

Walid Matar

The Saudi electricity sector buys fuel and sells electricity at prices administered by the government. In this analysis, we assume that fuel prices are deregulated — priced at their marginal values or international equivalents — and use a long-term static…

Walid Matar Matar, Walid
July 29, 2017
Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects of Energy Policies in Saudi Arabia: The MEGIR-SA Model
Productivity and Economic Diversification

Macroeconomic and Welfare Effects of Energy Policies in Saudi Arabia: The MEGIR-SA Model

MEGIR – Model with Energy, Growth and Intergenerational Redistribution – investigates the long-run implications for growth and equity across generations of different energy policies. It is the first general equilibrium model with overlapping generations to be developed and applied for…

October 26, 2016
Potential Gains From Reforming Price Caps in China’s Power Sector
Electricity Sector Transitions

Potential Gains From Reforming Price Caps in China’s Power Sector

Bertrand Rioux, Philipp Galkin, Axel Pierru, Frederic Murphy

When energy sectors transition from government-controlled to market-driven systems, the legacy regulatory instruments can create unintended market distortions and lead to higher costs. In China, the most notable regulatory throwback is ceilings on electricity prices that generators can charge utilities,…

Bertrand Rioux Rioux, Bertrand
Philipp Galkin Galkin, Philipp
Axel Pierru Pierru, Axel
Frederic Murphy Murphy, Frederic
September 29, 2016
Step by Step: The Reform of China’s Energy Economy
Regional Energy Markets

Step by Step: The Reform of China’s Energy Economy

China has become a regional powerhouse, a middle-income country and home to the world’s largest middle class. Its GDP has grown from $400 billion in 1971 to more than $13 trillion in 2012 (purchasing power parity, 2005 US$). The government…

March 21, 2016
Energy transitions policy: What matters most
Electricity Sector Transitions

Energy transitions policy: What matters most

KAPSARC’s research into energy transitions asks why transitions take longer and cost more than policymakers anticipate. Our focus is on the dynamics of the supply chains supporting new fuels and technologies as they penetrate sectors previously occupied by fossil fuels.

February 6, 2015