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  • Date March 15, 2020
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Abstract

Saudi Arabia has witnessed explosive population growth over the past half century. The Kingdom’s population is expected to continue to grow and generate more housing demand in the coming decades. As the country attempts to curb its fast growing domestic energy consumption, population dynamics will impact the residential building sector and its consequent energy demand. A more energy-efficient residential sector will be increasingly important in helping policymakers manage the country’s growing energy usage.

 

Authors

Xun Xu

Senior Research Associate Xun Xu is a research associate leading KAPSARC’s China/India future transport energy demand project. His research interests include freight transportation, development… Xun Xu is a research associate leading KAPSARC's China/India future transport energy demand project. His research interests include freight transportation, development economics, population economics and the Chinese economy. He is also responsible for KAPSARC’s efforts in evaluating the macroeconomic impact of demographic change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked at the East West Center and at the NREM department of the University of Hawaii. As a trained population economist, he is also a member of the National Transfer Accounts network.

Expertise

  • Population economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Transportation and Chinese economy

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