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  • Type Instant Insight
  • Date 20th May 2020
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Abstract

In the last few months, the world has experienced the negative effects of COVID-19. The outbreak, which started as an epidemic concentrated in China, quickly spread to become a global pandemic. As of May 12, 2020, there have been over four million COVID-19 cases globally, and this number continues to increase.

Authors

Hatem Al Atawi

Senior Research Analyst Hatem is senior research analyst at KAPSARC. He holds a master’s degree in power system economics, with a focus on… Hatem is senior research analyst at KAPSARC. He holds a master’s degree in power system economics, with a focus on electricity markets, from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho. Before joining KAPSARC, Hatem worked within various industries. He interned at ABB Västerås in Sweden, where he worked on electric vehicle asset management under the Swedish transport administration's electric road systems project. Hatem also worked at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Washington state, where he modeled speed governors and prime movers for hydro and gas turbines.

Expertise

  • Electricity Markets
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Power Systems Modeling

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Nora Nezamuddin

Research Associate Nora is a research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the Kingdom… Nora is a research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from a global and local perspective and understanding the energy demand in freight movement in India. She has also worked on renewable transitions policy and costs and their effect on electricity markets.

Expertise

  • Transport economics
  • Freight transport
  • Energy policies
  • Transport policy
  • Transitions policy and trade
  • Energy in transport

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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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