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  • Date 10th June 2020
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Abstract

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 international travel bans to limit the risk of importing the virus, or at least to sharply reduce the inflow of infected persons.

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David Havrlant

Research Fellow As a research fellow, David contributes to a better understanding of the current and future economic environment of a changing… As a research fellow, David contributes to a better understanding of the current and future economic environment of a changing region. He is mainly interested in the development of models for policy analysis and forecasting. At the same time, he is involved in projects related to the Vision 2030 program, focusing on the economic transformation and diversification of the Saudi economy. Prior to joining KAPSARC, David worked at the European Commission, European Central Bank, Moody's Analytics and the Czech National Bank. In these institutions, he participated in economic policy analysis, forecasting and research. He also served as a consultant to central banks in the CEE region, managing a variety of economic modeling projects. David led courses in econometrics and operations research during his Ph.D. studies.

Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic modeling and forecasting
  • Policy analysis
  • Applied econometrics

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Abdulelah Darandary

Senior Research Analyst Abdulelah is an Economist and researcher at KAPSARC. He primarily works on the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM) project.… Abdulelah is an Economist and researcher at KAPSARC. He primarily works on the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM) project. In parallel, he is developing an application of the Input-Output Model for Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is the Task Force coordinator of Investment, Trade, and Growth for the T20. Previously, an economic consultant, he provided policy analyses, modeling, and forecasting for the impacts of public spending on social and economic indicators. Abdulelah holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Banking and Financial Economics from the University of North Dakota.

Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic growth
  • International trade and investment flows
  • Financial market development
  • Energy demand
  • Public policy.

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Abdelrahman Muhsen

Research Associate Abdelrahman is a research associate in the Policy and Decision Science program. He is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) with years… Abdelrahman is a research associate in the Policy and Decision Science program. He is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) with years of industry and research experience in GIS and geo-information management. Previously, while working for Accenture and independently, Abdelrahman utilized system design strategies and enterprise architecture principles to help several clients in the oil and gas industry design, implement and manage their WebGIS platform and spatial data repositories.

Expertise

  • Spatial data infrastructure (SDI)
  • Spatial data management
  • Spatial analytics
  • Big data
  • Machine learning and data science

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