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  • Type Report
  • Date 08 July 2024
  • Revised Date 10 July 2024
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Abstract

Residential energy consumption is responsible for significant global energy consumption and associated emissions (IEA 2022). As a result, households are a prime focus for behavior-modifying interventions. Household energy conservation can be achieved through changes in consumption patterns and investments in energy-efficient products, both of which are influenced by policy interventions.

Authors

Abdulelah Darandary

Research Fellow Abdulelah is an Economist and Research Fellow at KAPSARC with expertise in various fields, including macroeconomics, energy, international trade and…

Abdulelah is an Economist and Research Fellow at KAPSARC with expertise in various fields, including macroeconomics, energy, international trade and investment flows, financial development, and public policy. He currently leads the project, “Applying Behavioral Economics Methods to Energy Policymaking in Saudi Arabia," which led to the first randomized controlled trial for electricity consumption. Additionally, he is a contributor on other projects, such as the “KAPSARC Vision 2030 Input-Output Tables”, “Economic Growth and Energy Transition Pathways”, “CGE Model for Economic Policy Analysis in Saudi Arabia”, and “Modeling Energy Consumption and its Impact in Saudi Arabia.” His work has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals in the field of energy economics.

As a passionate advocate for evidence-based policymaking, Abdulelah is committed to using his expertise to help shape the future of energy and economic policy in Saudi Arabia and beyond, having worked on many projects for the energy ecosystem. He is also a sought-after speaker and panelist on economic and energy policy, having participated in several high-profile events and discussions. In 2020, during the Saudi G20 presidency, he was a member, co-author, and task force coordinator for the Trade, Investment, and Growth Taskforce for Think20 (T20), the official Engagement Group of the G20.

Before joining KAPSARC, Abdulelah worked as an economic consultant, providing policy analyses, modeling, and forecasting the impacts of public spending on social and economic indicators. He obtained a master’s degree in Applied Economics and a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Banking and Financial Economics. He received the King Abdullah Scholarship and is a member of the Saudi Economic Association and the Saudi Association for Energy Economics. He has also been inducted into the ISPI’s Next Forum of Future Leaders.

Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • Energy Economics
  • Economic Growth
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Financial Development
  • Energy Demand and Public Policy
  • Econometrics
  • Energy Transition and its Impact on the Global Economy

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Hossa Almutairi

Principal Fellow Dr. Hossa Almutairi is currently a Principal Fellow at KAPSARC, and her research focuses on energy economics, oil markets, and…

Dr. Hossa Almutairi is currently a Principal Fellow at KAPSARC, and her research focuses on energy economics, oil markets, and climate policies. During the Saudi G20 Presidency, she served as the Sherpa of Think20 (T20), which is the research and policy advice network for the G20. Additionally, she was the lead co-chair of the T20 task force, “Sustainable Energy, Water and Food Systems.” Prior to joining KAPSARC, Dr. Almutairi was a faculty member at the University of Wilfrid Laurier, Canada. Her research contributions have been featured in several reputable journals, and she was the co-recipient of the 2023 OPEC Award for the Best Energy Research Paper.

Expertise

  • Energy Economics
  • Oil Markets
  • Climate Policies
  • Behavioral Economics

Publications See all Hossa Almutairi’s publications

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