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Abstract

A clear objective of Saudi Vision 2030, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is to put the non-oil sector at the heart of the country’s economic development. The vision realization programs (VRPs), such as the National Transformation Program and Fiscal Balance Program (FBP), have established initiatives and targets to help develop the non-oil sector. It is important, then, to explore the role fiscal policy can play in developing the country’s non-oil sector.

 

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Fakhri Hasanov

Research Fellow Fakhri is a research fellow leading the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM) project. Previously, he was an associate professor… Fakhri is a research fellow leading the KAPSARC Global Energy Macroeconometric Model (KGEMM) project. Previously, he was an associate professor and director of the Center for Socio-Economic Research at Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan. He has served as a deputy director of the Research Institute at the Ministry of Economic Development, and a senior economist at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic. He received a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Scholarship and conducted a research on building and applying a macroeconometric model for policy analysis at the George Washington University. Fakhri is a member of the research program on forecasting at the George Washington University and the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Business and Management Sciences. His research interests and experience span econometric modeling and forecasting, building and applying macroeconometric models for policy purposes, energy economics with a particular focus on natural resource-rich countries.

Expertise

  • Applied macroeconometrics
  • Energy economics
  • Time series modeling and forecasting

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Nader AlKathiri

Research Fellow Nader is a research fellow at KAPSARC. His research interests include development economics, economic modeling, and natural resource economics. He leads… Nader is a research fellow at KAPSARC. His research interests include development economics, economic modeling, and natural resource economics. He leads a project exploring the role of sovereign wealth funds in promoting economic diversification in oil-dependent economies. Nader holds a B.Sc. in operations research, an M.Sc. in applied mathematics and computational science, and an MBA in finance.

Expertise

  • Sovereign wealth funds; natural resource economics; economic modeling

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Saad Alshahrani

Saad Alshahrani

Saad  is Deputy Minister for Macro-Fiscal Polices at the Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he was an economist at… Saad  is Deputy Minister for Macro-Fiscal Polices at the Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he was an economist at the International Monetary Fund. He has served as a senior economic specialist at the Research and International Affairs Deputyship at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. He has also been an assistant professor at Prince Sultan University, and a member of the establishment secretariat of the Gulf Monetary Council. Saad is a board member of the Saudi Economic Association and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC). He is also a member of the Economic Policies Committee (EPC) at the OECD, and a member of the Financial Stability Committee. His research interests and experience encompass macroeconomic and fiscal policy, economic growth and development, public finance management, and econometrics. He received a B.S. in mathematics, and two M.Sc. degrees in statistics and economics, and a Ph.D. in economics.

Ryan Alyamani

Senior Research Analyst Ryan is a senior research analyst in the Energy and Macroeconomics program with a particular interest in natural resource economics… Ryan is a senior research analyst in the Energy and Macroeconomics program with a particular interest in natural resource economics and developing energy and economic models. Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mercer University.

Expertise

  • Energy Economics
  • Natural resource economics
  • Energy and Economic Modeling

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