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  • Date 20th February 2020
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Abstract

There appears to be a significant response in the crude oil markets to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has since spread globally. Many cities in Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital, have been quarantined, with many airlines suspending flights to mainland China.

Authors

Ronald Ripple

Visiting Researcher Dr. Ripple has studied oil and gas markets for over 38 years, starting as an economist in the Office of… Dr. Ripple has studied oil and gas markets for over 38 years, starting as an economist in the Office of Budget and Management, in the Office of the Governor of Alaska. He followed this with positions as VP and Senior Economist with Economic Insight, Inc., in Portland, Oregon and Senior Research Fellow with the East-West Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron has held academic posts with the University of Tulsa (USA), Curtin University (AUS), Macquarie University (AUS), and Edith Cowan University (AUS), and as a Visiting Associate Professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CHINA), and as a Visiting Professor with Beihang University (CHINA). Dr. Ripple earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon, and an MA (Econ) and BS (Fin) from the Pennsylvania State University.

Expertise

  • Oil and natural gas markets and their financial derivatives

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Dongmei Chen

Research Fellow Dongmei is a research fellow with more than 20 years of professional experience on China’s energy and climate change policy… Dongmei is a research fellow with more than 20 years of professional experience on China’s energy and climate change policy development. At the Center, she carries out research on China and has contributed to workshop briefs. Previously she worked in a state-owned company, and in government and non-government agencies. As a senior adviser and head of IIP's China office, she engaged with Chinese industrial stakeholders for best practice development and dissemination. As director of the WWF China Climate Change and Energy Program, she designed the Low Carbon City Initiative in partnership with local governments and international networks. Dongmei also engaged in the study and discussion on renewable energy and coal policy in China.

Expertise

  • Energy governance
  • Transport policy and industrial energy productivity analysis

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Abdullah Aldayel

Research Analyst Abdullah is a research analyst in the  Markets and Industrial Development program, with a focus on oil markets and energy… Abdullah is a research analyst in the  Markets and Industrial Development program, with a focus on oil markets and energy policies. He is a recent graduate who previously completed an internship at Halliburton’s research and development center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Expertise

  • Oil markets and energy policies

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Hamid M. Al Sadoon

Senior Research Associate Hamid leads KAPSARC’s Oil Market Outlook (KOMO). He previously worked as an oil demand analyst at Saudi Aramco, with a… Hamid leads KAPSARC’s Oil Market Outlook (KOMO). He previously worked as an oil demand analyst at Saudi Aramco, with a focus on long-term and short-term oil forecasting and pricing. Between 2012-2016, Hamid was a negotiator for the Saudi climate change team at different United Nations bodies.  

Expertise

  • Oil Demand
  • Climate Change
  • Modeling
  • Economy

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