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Publications
Working Papers

Oil Prices and the Global Economy: Is It Different This Time Around?

Kamiar Mohaddes and Hashem Pesaran

The recent plunge in oil prices has brought into question the generally accepted view that lower oil prices are good for the US and the global economy. In this paper, ... read more


Publications
Policy Research Reports

Oil, Economic Diversification, and Development in the Arab World

Ibrahim Elbadawi and Alan Gelb

This report aims at providing ERF with a sound basis for selecting and designing a research program over the next three to five years for one of the major themes ... read more


Events
Conferences

Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in the Arab World

Organized jointly by the Economic Research Forum and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the conference convened around 100 regional and international researchers. Bringing together renowned academics ... read more


Affiliates
Policy Affiliates

Nourah Al-Yousef

Areas of Interest: Econometrics Energy Economics Mathematical Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of Surrey Guildford, UK M.Sc., Economics, King Saudi University, 1994 M.B.A., Bellarmaine University, Louisville, USA, ... read more


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Senior Associates

Abdullah El-Kuwaiz

Areas of Interest: International Finance Banking Economic Integration Energy Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA M.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA ... read more


Affiliates
Senior Associates

Ali Attiga

Areas of Interest: Central Banking Planning and Development Oil and Energy  


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Research Associates

Hamed Ghoddusi

Areas of Interest: Macro-Finance Energy and Environmental Economics Financial Innovations and Contracts Resource-Based Economies Education: 2011 - 2013, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2007 - 2011, Ph.D. in ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

Estimating the Income Counterfactual for Oil Producing Countries of The MENA Region

Mahdi Majbouri

How much richer would oil producing countries in the Middle East be if they invested all their natural resource rents? This study tries to answer this question by calculating the ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

The Impact of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Sudanese Stock Market Performance

Suliman Zakaria

This paper investigates the impact of crude oil price shocks on the returns and volatility of the Sudanese stock market, Khartoum stock exchange (KSE). A bivaraite VAR-GARCH model is employed ... read more


Affiliates
Research Fellows

Majid A. Al-Moneef

Areas of Interest: Energy Economics Environmental Economics Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. 1982 B.Sc., Economics and Political Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Experience: Governor for Saudi Arabia, ... read more


Affiliates
Research Fellows

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan

Areas of Interest: Energy Economics (e.g., political economy of natural resources) Development Economics (e.g., political economy of demographic transition) Political Economy of Sanctions Iran and Middle East Education: Post Doc Fellow of Alexander von ... read more


Affiliates
Research Fellows

Shawkat Hammoudeh

Areas of Interest: Energy Economics Education: Post Graduate, Finance, Drexel University, 1990 Ph.D., Economics, University of Kansas, 1980 M.A., Economics, University of Kansas, 1974 B.A., Economics, University of ... read more


Affiliates
Research Fellows

Sulyman Al-Qudsi

Areas of Interest: Oil Markets Labor Market Dynamics Institutions and Economic Growth Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of California, 1979 M.A., Economics, University of California, 1975 B.A., Economics, ... read more


Affiliates
Research Fellows

Kamiar Mohaddes

Areas of Interest: Macroeconomics Energy Economics Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling Education: Ph.D., Economics, University of Cambridge, 2011 M.Phil., Economics, University of Cambridge, 2006 B.Sc., Economics (First Class), University of Warwick, ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

On Fuel Subsidies for Transportation Sector in Kuwait

The aim of this study is to estimate the demand for oil products in the transportation sector in Kuwait using time series data for the period 1975-2005. The results indicate ... read more


Publications
Working Papers

The Political Economy of Petroleum Wealth in Low-Income Countries: Some Policy Alternatives

Michael Ross

Mineral wealth tends to make low-income countries less democratic and more likely to experience a civil war. Many countries also find it hard to use their natural resource revenues to ... read more