KFCRIS Logo

Political Economy


The Political Economy Unit was created in 2017, succeeding the Energy Studies Unit which had existed between 2015 and 2016.

Contact: myamada@kfcris.com


Publications



Mark C. Thompson, "Addressing the Key Challenges Facing the 'Entrepreneurial Streak' in Young Saudis", Commentary, 2018.

Makio Yamada, "How Did Japan Achieve a 1% Unemployment Rate?: Facilitating the Education-to-Employment Transition", Dirasat, 2017.

Othman Almazyad, "Reasons for the Continuity of Long-Lasting Japanese Companies", Special Report, 2017. (Arabic only)

Faris Al-Sulayman, "Distributed Renewables and the Shaping of the New Saudi Economy", Commentary, 2017.

Makio Yamada, "King Salman's Visit to Tokyo: In Search of New Concepts for Saudi-Japanese Relations", Commentary, 2017.

Mark C. Thompson, "Youth Perceptions of 'Uneven Globalization' in Saudi Arabia", Commentary, 2017.

Makio Yamada, "Saudi Vision 2030 and the Transformation of Saudi-Japanese Economic Relations", Special Report, 2017.

Noura Al Saud and Mashael Al-Shalan, "A New Price Era in a Time of Climate Action: Towards a Resilient and Responsive Saudi Economy", Commentary, 2016.

Noura Al Saud, "Addressing Claims on Saudi Arabia's Oil Market Motivations", Commentary, 2015.


Researchers



Dr. Makio Yamada, Research Fellow (Head of the Unit)
Current research theme: Education-to-employment transition in Saudi Arabia

Faris Al-Sulayman, Research Fellow
Current research theme: State-business relations in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mark C. Thompson, Senior Associate Fellow
Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Sadad Al-Husseini, Honorary Fellow
Founder and President, Husseini Energy / Former Executive Vice President, Saudi Aramco


Past Fellows



Othman Almazyad, Research Fellow, 2017 (currently at the Asian Studies Unit)

Noura bint Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud, Head of Energy Studies Unit, 2015-16


Activities



2018

Presentations: World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies; Makio Yamada, “Post- or Neoclassical?: Vision and the Future of Rentierism”; Faris Al-Sulayman, “State-Business Relations in a Transforming Saudi Economy: Opportunities and Challenges”; Mark C. Thompson, “Redefining the Saudi ‘Distributional’ System: Domestic Stakeholders and Public Expectations in a Low-Oil Price Era”, University of Seville, 18 July 2018.

Presentations: Faris Al-Sulayman, Chatham House workshops, (a) London, 9 April; (b) Amsterdam, 2 May 2018.
 


2017

Lecture: Steffen Hertog (London School of Economics), "Can We Saudize the Labor Market without Damaging the Private Sector?", 12 December 2017.

Workshop: "Vision 2030: Opportunities and Challenges", Brussels, 1 December 2017 (co-hosted with the European Council on Foreign Relations).

Book Launch: Mark C. Thompson & Neil Quilliam, "Policy-Making in the GCC: State, Citizens and Institutions", 8 November 2017.

Lecture: Mark C. Thompson, "Being Young Male, and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom", 20 April 2017.

Lecture: Makio Yamada, "The Political Economy of East Asia-Saudi Arabia Relations", University of Hong Kong, 13 March 2017 (in collaboration with the Asian Studies Unit).
 



2016 (Energy Studies Unit)

Lecture: Steffen Hertog (London School of Economics), "Why Are Gulf Rulers So Generous to Their Populations?: Historical Reasons and Current Consequences", 17 May 2016.

Lecture: Jason Bordoff (Columbia University), "Oil Price Collapse and Changing Energy Landscape: US Perspectives and Implications for Saudi Arabia", 13 April 2016.

Subscribe to newsletter

Newsletter contains latest news, articles, latest publications, projects and events

Contact Us

King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
P.O. Box: 51049
Riyadh 11543
Saudi Arabia
Phone: 00966114652255
Fax: 00966114659993
Email Address: kfcris@kfcris.com

All copyrights reserved KFCRIS © 2018