King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Saudi Arabia


International Cooperation

It collaborates with leading international research centers, public policy organizations, and industrial and government institutions, freely sharing our knowledge, insights and analytical frameworks.

The Center draws upon the talent and expertise of an international group of researchers comprising more than 15 nationalities.

Brief Introduction

KAPSARC was founded as a non-profit global institution for independent research into the economics of energy, to contribute to societal wellbeing and prosperity.

From the base in one of the world’s most important energy-producing regions, KAPSARC develops economic frameworks to reduce the overall costs and environmental impacts of energy supply, increase the value created from energy consumption and achieve effective alignment between energy policy objectives and outcomes.

KAPSARC studies topics of global importance – with a particular focus on the Middle East, China, India and East Africa – both in terms of the impacts of policies on their own societies and the spillovers to interconnected global markets.

Nadhmi Al-Nasr is the president of KAPSARC.


1. Allocating Energy Resources in an Economy
2. Energy Flows & Market Impacts
3. Energy Productivity
4. Energy Transitions
5. Social and Environmental Spillovers of Energy Policy Choices
6. Transportation: Modes, Fuels and Technologies


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