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Abstract

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 the GCC region for a very high proportion of its oil imports. Trade relations are otherwise very limited: the GCC takes only 3 percent of NEA’s exports.

Authors

Ziyad Alfawzan

Ziyad Alfawzan

Senior Research Analyst Ziyad is a Senior Research Analyst at KAPSARC focusing on energy demand modeling. He has also worked on developing a… Ziyad is a Senior Research Analyst at KAPSARC focusing on energy demand modeling. He has also worked on developing a macroeconometric model of Saudi Arabia. He is currently on sabbatical to undertake an M.Sc. in operations research.

Sadeem Alhosain

Research Associate Sadeem Alhosain is a research associate in the Energy Information Management team focused on energy and demographic changes, energy information… Sadeem Alhosain is a research associate in the Energy Information Management team focused on energy and demographic changes, energy information management and data portal development. She is an economic data specialist on Saudi Arabia, the rest of GCC countries, India and China. Sadeem is an expert in data availability, data sources, data transformation, and data quality levels for research use. She is building the KAPSARC energy data portal and insight apps development.

Expertise

  • Data science
  • Data management and demography

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Nader AlKathiri

Research Fellow Nader is a research fellow at KAPSARC. His research interests include development economics, economic modeling, and natural resource economics. He leads… Nader is a research fellow at KAPSARC. His research interests include development economics, economic modeling, and natural resource economics. He leads a project exploring the role of sovereign wealth funds in promoting economic diversification in oil-dependent economies. Nader holds a B.Sc. in operations research, an M.Sc. in applied mathematics and computational science, and an MBA in finance.

Expertise

  • Sovereign wealth funds; natural resource economics; economic modeling

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Shahad Alarenan

Shahad Alarenan

Senior Research Analyst Shahad is a senior research analyst in the Energy Systems and Macroeconomics team, with a research focus on econometric energy… Shahad is a senior research analyst in the Energy Systems and Macroeconomics team, with a research focus on econometric energy modeling.

Brian Efird

Program Director Dr. Brian Efird is the program director for Policy and Decision Science. He manages a multidisciplinary, multi-national team of researchers… Dr. Brian Efird is the program director for Policy and Decision Science. He manages a multidisciplinary, multi-national team of researchers who work on quantitative models of collective decision-making processes (CDMP), geospatial information system applications to energy economics and energy policy, demography and energy, and energy policy studies of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Dr. Efird is co-editor-in-chief of a new journal from Springer Scientific called Energy Transitions. He was previously a senior research fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.; a consultant on defense and international security matters in Washington; and a consultant applying quantitative models to support corporate, investment banking, and legal negotiations in New York.

Expertise

  • Behavioral modeling
  • Geopolitics
  • Defense and national security studies
  • Human geography
  • Strategic communication

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