We assess the extent to which the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030 policies enhances the Saudi economy’s resilience to oil price and production shocks, and to the productivity of tradable and non-tradable goods. We extend Blazquez et al.’s (2021) dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to capture the country’s economic diversification policies and build a resilience index based on impulse responses to shocks.
Research FellowHossa is a research fellow at KAPSARC. She is also currently the Think20’s (T20’s) Sherpa and is leading T20 Saudi…Hossa is a research fellow at KAPSARC. She is also currently the Think20's (T20's) Sherpa and is leading T20 Saudi Arabia's secretariat. She is also the lead co-chair of T20 Saudi Arabia's task force "sustainable energy, water and food systems." Before joining KAPSARC, Hossa was a faculty member at the University of Wilfrid Laurier, Canada. Her research interests include developing energy and economic models to study the impact of energy and environmental policies on economies, sustainable development and wealth accounting. Her work aims to provide policymakers and practitioners with decision support tools that can help identify the challenges, opportunities, and solutions associated with moving toward sustainable energy and sustainable business practices. Her work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals. She has a Ph.D. and a master's degree in applied operations research from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
Developing energy and economic models
Analyzing the effects of various policies on an economy
Applications of OR to climate change control policies
Green supply chain management
Convex relaxation and decomposition techniques and big data analytics in supply chains.
Visiting ResearcherMarzio is professor of Environmental and Energy Economics at the University of Milan and a visiting researcher at KAPSARC. He…Marzio is professor of Environmental and Energy Economics at the University of Milan and a visiting researcher at KAPSARC. He graduated from Bocconi University in Milan and holds a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. He is a research fellow at the Center for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE) at Bocconi University. Founder and first president of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, he has been an expert reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third, Fourth, and Fifth assessment reports for Working Group III on and the coordinator of the Climate Change Modelling and Policy research program of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan. He has published extensively in scholarly journals and actively participates to the policy debate through media interviews, comments and articles in newspapers and magazines and speeches and presentations in non-academic public events.
Visiting ResearcherBaltasar is an associate professor of economics at the University of Vigo and has been a visiting researcher at KAPSARC…Baltasar is an associate professor of economics at the University of Vigo and has been a visiting researcher at KAPSARC since 2014. From 2005 to 2009, he served as an economic advisor to the president of Galicia. Baltasar has a Ph.D. in economics from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid and has published extensively in academic journals, mainly focusing on the intersection of macroeconomics and energy.
Acting Vice President/ Program DirectorIn February 2023, Axel Pierru was assigned as Acting Vice President of Knowledge and Analysis for the Center. He received…
In February 2023, Axel Pierru was assigned as Acting Vice President of Knowledge and Analysis for the Center. He received his Ph.D. in economics from University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France). He also holds an HDR degree, which is a French accreditation to supervise research. In 2007, Dr. Pierru was appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (knighthood award in the academic field) by the French Ministry for National Education. He is the recipient of the 2023 OPEC Award for the Best Energy Research Paper (issued by OPEC for the first time).
In 2011 Dr. Pierru joined KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia, after spending 15 years at IFP Energies Nouvelles (France) where he led research, consulting and training projects and taught energy economics and finance to postgraduate students.
Dr. Pierru has served in various leadership positions at KAPSARC, including as interim Vice President for Research. Since 2014 he has been a program director, and currently he leads the Energy Macro & Micro-economics Program.
He undertakes applied research that combines methodological innovation with practical relevance for policymaking. His expertise covers energy economics, policy, finance, modeling, the oil market, and commodity-exporting economies.
Dr. Pierru has a proven track record of methodological innovations with 50 journal papers to his name. He has been a key contributor to the development of novel lines of research, such as the role of OPEC in stabilizing the oil market, the economic modeling of price controls, or the evaluation of investment projects by international oil companies facing various tax systems.
He also coauthored with Denis Babusiaux the book Corporate Investment Decisions and Economic Analysis: Exercises and Case Studies (2005), which is the fruit of years of teaching, consulting and research, and contains numerous examples from the energysector.