Evaluating the potential outcomes of energy price reforms is essential for policymakers to assess their effectiveness. In 2016 and 2018, the Saudi government enacted two waves of energy price reforms to curb historically fast-growing electricity demand. We quantify the effects of these measures on regional fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Research LeadAbdulelah is an economist and senior research associate at KAPSARC. He leads the application of behavioral economics to energy policymaking…
Abdulelah is an economist and senior research associate at KAPSARC. He leads the application of behavioral economics to energy policymaking in Saudi Arabia. Abdulelah primarily works with econometric modeling. His research focuses on macroeconomics and energy, counterfactual analysis, international trade and investment flows, financial development, and public policy. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
During the Saudi G20 presidency, he was the Think20 (T20) Task Force Coordinator, and a member and co-author of the Trade, Investment, and Growth Taskforce. Before joining KAPSARC, Abdulelah was an economic consultant for a major consultancy firm, where 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 Economics from the University of North Dakota.
Research FellowJeyhun is a research fellow at KAPSARC. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Azerbaijan State University (now Baku State…Jeyhun is a research fellow at KAPSARC. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Azerbaijan State University (now Baku State University) in mathematics. Jeyhun holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a D.S. in econometrics. Before joining KAPSARC in September 2017, Jeyhun was an associate professor at the Department of Statistics and Econometrics at Azerbaijan State University, and the Department of Economics at Qafqaz University, where he taught econometrics, statistics, and mathematical economics. His other roles have included director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities, and head of the Center for Socio-Economic Research. Jeyhun was a postdoctoral researcher at Indiana University Bloomington, United States (U.S.). He has also been a visiting researcher at several institutions, including the Center for Econometric Research, Sungyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea; Vistula University, Warsaw, Poland; the University of North Texas, and the University of South Texas, both in the U.S.
Jeyhun’s research is focused on applied time series econometrics, the economics of energy, the environment and sustainable development. He has authored over 40 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review, the Journal of Management, Economics and Industrial Organization, and the Journal of Socio-Economic Studies, and a member of the International Association for Energy Economics.
Senior AssociateSalaheddine is a senior associate in Consulting. His current work scopes include energy market restructuring, modeling, and regulation. Before joining…
Salaheddine is a senior associate in Consulting. His current work scopes include energy market restructuring, modeling, and regulation.
Before joining KAPSARC, Salaheddine worked as a research associate at the Centre for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED), a National Centre for Scientific Research lab in Paris, as part of the integrated economy–energy modeling team. He also worked as an economist in the energy markets and environmental regulation unit of the utility group Électricité de France (Paris).
Salaheddine holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Paris-Saclay University (France). His doctoral dissertation assessed potential economic and energy transition pathways for Saudi Arabia. He also holds an M.Sc. in Energy Economics and Law from the University of Montpellier (France), and an M.Sc. in Finance from the Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France).