Fateh Bélaïd

Fateh Bélaïd
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

Professor
Environmental & Energy Economics; Energy Policy; Energy Efficiency.

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Introduction
Dr. Fateh BELAID is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, energy modeling and econometrics. His research examines the drivers of energy demand, energy efficiency, quantitative policy, energy-saving behavior, fuel poverty, and sustainable development.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - July 2021
Lille Catholic University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2015 - present
École des Ponts ParisTech
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  • Teacher and co-head of numerical statistics and data analysis Module
Description
  • Numerical statistics and data analysis
May 2012 - December 2019
Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment
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  • Researcher

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Publications (93)
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Cement and concrete are among the major manufactured materials used, and their environmental impact is constantly under debate. As their use increases, concrete and cement production results in significant GHG emissions and puts increasing stress on natural resources sustainability, especially water. Here, we explore the environmental challenges of...
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Existing evidence suggest that SME exporting is affected by a combination of environmental, firm-level, and owner-level drivers. However, it is not yet clear what constitute the profile of exporting SMEs and whether innovation orientation plays a role. To fill this important gap, our study adopts a configurational approach contending that a specifi...
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The goal of this study is to examine the food and oil price nexus from January 1993 to September 2020. To have a broader aspect, we decompose oil prices into demand and supply shocks and food price index into sub-indices such as Meat, Dairy, Cereal, and sugar price indices. The findings show that the association between the food prices and indices...
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This paper contributes to the renewable energy literature from two perspectives. First, we investigate the factors driving renewable energy deployment in the MENA countries using economic, financial, and political variables including financial development, government effectiveness and political stability. This investigation is empirically carried o...
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The current global COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting financial markets, including commodities, conventional stocks, and Islamic stocks. This paper empirically investigates the extent to which COVID-19 effects may drive interdependence in markets. We fit copulas to pairs of returns before and during the ongoing epidemic shock, analyze the obs...
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This paper develops a pseudo-panel approach to examine household electricity demand behavior through the household life cycle and its response to income variations to help strengthen the energy policy-making process. Our empirical methodology is based on three rich independent microdata surveys (the National Housing Surveys), which are representati...
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The economic impact of the containment measures enacted in most countries as a result of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. Within this context, the main purpose of this analysis is to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the volatility transmission among American, European, and Chinese stock, energy, and commodity mar...
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This study develops an empirical model to investigate the extent of fuel poverty in two emerging economies, Egypt and Jordan. We also identify explanatory factors for fuel poverty. We use an innovative empirical framework based on a multivariate statistical approach with logistic regression and classification and regression tree models. Using this...
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The global energy sector is undergoing a rapidly accelerating transition. This accelerated path is motivated by a range of drivers. Tackling climate change is a critical consideration among these drivers, but policy makers and governments are faced with other priorities, including ensuring affordable energy supply, energy security, and energy acces...
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This volume analyzes the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy transition and climate change from an economic perspective. Since its emergence in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a powerful effect on multiple facets of the global economy. The unknown scope and duration of the pandemic and its associated economic shocks have made energ...
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Here we examine the impact of booming energy prices on energy poverty in Europe. The analysis highlights how energy prices and the green transition may exacerbate Europe’s energy poverty trap. It emphasizes one of the negative effects of poorly designed climate policies.
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A green workplace environment can be seen as an antecedent of clean energy leading to support ecosystem efficiency. Modern and digitalized firms are looking to upgrade and leverage green practices at all organizational levels. The nature of their businesses does not matter. In light of the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), this study highlights the...
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This paper discusses a crucial topic that has emerged in the policy and economic literature in recent years: the potential role of energy efficiency in the current energy transformation process. It provides a straightforward analysis to explore the prominent role that building energy efficiency may play in shaping the energy transition and sustaina...
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This paper aims to explore the relationship between green bonds, innovation, clean energy, and oil. It uses indices spanning from July 2014 to June 2021. Autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) and Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) approaches were employed. Long–run elasticity estimates reveal that innovation and clean energy act positively on gre...
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This study develops an innovative empirical approach based on System Generalized Method of Moment method to explore the moderating effects of renewable energy investment and governance quality on the relationship between environmental degradation and life satisfaction using a sample of 36 emerging countries covering the period 2005–2014. Different...
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The aim of this paper is to investigate whether oil revenues in the MENA region lead to economic growth or whether the resource curse is evident. To do so we employ a panel Vector Auto-Regressive (PVAR) model comprising not only the economic growth and oil revenues but also the government expenditures. The latter variable is considered so as to exa...
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This study develops a straightforward statistical approach to explore the COVID-19 pandemic impact on inequalities. The setting of the study is the economic and social inequalities in France, as an illustration of a particular European country that has been severely affected by the current health crisis. Using rich regional data, we provide a clear...
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Environmental sustainability is the primary task of environmental entrepreneurship by critically handling increased institutional, customer, and environmental pressures. Green entrepreneurship orientation (GEO) seeks to harmonize their relationships with the external environment to foster the impact of green innovation performance (GIP) on environm...
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This paper investigates the key factors affecting household energy expenditure in Egypt. Based upon the latest 2015 Egyptian HIECS Survey, we develop a quantile regression model with an innovative variable selection approach via the adaptive lasso regularization technique to untangle the spectrum of household energy expenditure. Unsurprisingly, inc...
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The circular economy is entirely in line with the European Commission’s long-term strategy aimed at moving toward an economy without any climate impact by 2050 (European Commission, 2018). Yet, to our knowledge, there is little work that analyzes the impact of the circular economy on CO2 emissions in Europe. The objective of this study is to analyz...
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Learning and knowledge creation are acknowledged as crucial drivers associated with entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and innovation capability (IC). Absorptive capacity (AC) harmonizes internal innovation-building activities with external opportunities, while organizational learning capabilities (OLC) foster entrepreneurial cognitive skills and inn...
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Many pieces of evidence showing that investments in energy transition can boost GDP and create jobs. Further, national and regional energy transitions can help build resilient economies and societies. Therefore, linking short-term actions to medium- and long-term strategies is vital to achieving the Paris agreement on climate change the Sustainable...
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Tourism appears as a catalyst for growth and development; however, recent studies have documented that this sector heavily depends on energy sector and as a consequence, entire tourism industry has been blamed for CO 2 emissions. This study aims to investigate the impact of tourism develop, renewable energy and real GDP on CO 2 emissions for G20 ec...
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This research investigates the cost-effectiveness of energy performance measures in French residential buildings. We develop an empirical approach based on a multivariate statistical approach and Cost-Benefit analysis. The strength of this research relies on the designing of a large cross-sectional database collected in 2013 including rich technica...
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With the growing pressure from the adverse impact of environmental pollution and climate change, the deployment of renewable sources is becoming one of the economic priorities for governments worldwide. Despite potential gains of renewable sources, little evidence is provided in the literature about the determinants of renewable energy deployment i...
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Environmental sustainability is the primary task of environmental entrepreneurship by critically handling increased institutional, customer, and environmental pressures. Green entrepreneurship orientation (GEO) seeks to harmonize their relationships with the external environment to foster the impact of green innovation performance (GIP) on environm...
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This article examines the consequences of the COVID‐19 crisis on the interdependencies between emerging and advanced economies. Using daily market index data from 22 developed and emerging markets, we develop a combination of statistical methods based on Diebold and Yilmaz spillover index and Toda–Yamamoto and Dolado and Lütkepohl causality approac...
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This study investigates the long run co‐variability between prices of oil and uncertainty of economic policy by using monthly data for the period of 1998M1‐2018M12. We develop an innovative approach based on long‐run co‐variability approach developed recently by Muller and Watson (Müller & Watson, 2018). Our empirical results reveal the positive lo...
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A R T I C L E I N F O JEL classification: Q53 Q55 Keywords: Environmental innovations CO 2 emissions Rebound effect Europe ARDL model A B S T R A C T Environmental innovations are key enablers of transition towards greener economies. Despite their importance, empirical studies examining the effect of green technologies on CO 2 emissions are still l...
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The purpose of this research is (1) to examine the integration impact of IT assets (e.g., intangible IT resources, IT capability, and IT flexibility) on core competency, and (2) to explore the mediating effect of core competency on the relationship between IT assets and sustainable competitive advantage (SCA), and (3) to determine whether IT flexib...
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In this paper, a spillover index measure is used to explore the extent of the connectedness among a set of six regional stock markets over nearly 8 years from 25 June 2012, to 11 May 2020. Results show that financial markets reacted in largely the same way to the significant economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19, and provide striking evidence of...
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Motivated by the gained momentum of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) under the umbrella of the United Nations organization, in the light of the SDG‐7, which stipulates the access to affordable, sustainable, and modern energy, this paper explores the dynamic relationship between renewable energy and the pillars of sustainable development. It...
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This paper investigates the key factors affecting household energy expenditure in Egypt. Based upon the latest 2015 Egyptian HIECS Survey, we develop a quantile regression model with an innovative variable selection approach via Adaptive Lasso Regularization technique to untangle the spectrum of household energy expenditure. Unsurprisingly, income,...
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Using a drifting spillover index approach (Diebold and Yilmaz, 2012) and a continuous time-frequency tool (Torrence and Webster, 1999), this paper attempts an empirical investigation of the spillovers and co-movements among commodity and stock prices in the major oil-producing and consuming countries. While our results point to the existence of a s...
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The new sustainable development goals (SDGs) call for actions to close the gap between the protection of the environment and the socio-economic development. To shed light on the link among economy, society, and ecology, this study assesses the ability of renewable energy to moderate the effects of CO2 emissions on human development and economic gro...
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Climate change is a global issue. According to an IPCC special report (IPCC, Global warming of 1.5 °C. An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable dev...
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Covid-19 is likely to result in profound changes to the attitudes, concerns and travel preferences of tourists. This column argues that for countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are heavily dependent on the tourism sector, addressing the concerns of consumers and trying to offer customised services will be key to recovery.
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Following the big fall in international tourist arrivals in the Middle East and North Africa early in the pandemic, some countries restarted activities during the summer with an emphasis on health and hygiene measures. But as this column explains, a second wave of Covid-19 could paralyse the sector and lead to bankruptcy for many businesses.
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This analysis aims to treat the contribution of the foreign direct investment inflows and trade openness to environmental degradation. Drawing on the data for 27 African countries over the period from 1990 to 2013, we develop an empirical model based on a set of panel methods. This approach includes Westerlund (2007) panel cointegration technic, Co...
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This article develops a quantile regression model to measure the magnitude of the direct rebound effect for residential electricity demand based on micro-level data from an original survey of a representative sample of 2356 French households. We explore the rebound effect for different groups of residents. Traditionally, debate has focused on decre...
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This article provides new evidence on various factors that affect residential energy consumption in France. We model the consumption of residential energy in dwellings and apply a bottom-up statistical approach. Our quantile regression model uses an innovative variable selection method via the adaptive elastic net regularization technique. The empi...
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Using a drifting spillover index approach (Diebold and Yilmaz, 2012) and a continuous time- frequency tool (Torrence and Webster, 1999), this paper attempts to empirically investigate the spillovers and co-movements among commodity and stock prices of major oil-producing and consuming countries. While our results point to the existence of a signifi...
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Using a drifting spillover index approach (Diebold and Yilmaz, 2012) and a continuous timefrequency tool (Torrence and Webster, 1999), this paper attempts an empirical investigation of the spillovers and co-movements among commodity and stock prices in the major oil-producing and consuming countries. While our results point to the existence of a si...
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This paper examines to what extent the new pandemic named COVID-19 by WHO, has impacted the domestic natural gas market in China. We provide a sectoral decomposition of the effects and discuss their potential short and long-run impacts.
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This article, using ERF-LIS harmonized microdata, develops an empirical model to investigate the unexplored extent and fuel poverty explanatory factors in Egypt and Jordan. First, we use the "Low income-High Consumption" indicator to measure the fuel poverty extent. Second, we implement a multivariate statistical approach to untangle the fuel poor...
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This article, using ERF-LIS harmonized microdata, develops an empirical model to investigate the unexplored extent and fuel poverty explanatory factors in Egypt and Jordan. First, we use the "Low income-High Consumption" indicator to measure the fuel poverty extent. Second, we implement a multivariate statistical approach to untangle the fuel poor...
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This paper intends to examine the key drivers of household environmental attitudes and energy-saving behavior using both observed and stated attitudinal factors. Beginning with an assessment of energy-saving behaviors Item Response Theory (IRT), we associate hierarchical multivariate regression with an innovative variable selection approach via Ela...
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This paper contributes to the ongoing debate on the drivers of environment sustainability by investigating the impact of technological innovation on CO2 emissions in the case of a developing country, Tunisia. To do this, we introduce a comprehensive global approach based on autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) models with break-points and Granger...
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In this article, we develop an empirical model to investigate the causal link amid renewable and non-renewable electricity consumption, GDP and carbon emissions by using a panel of 9 Mediterranean countries over the period 1980-2014. Using the PMG panel ARDL and panel econometric technics, heterogeneity and cross-sectional dependence among the pane...
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Fuel poverty is a complex and multi-scale issue, which relating the household-level to the country-level and the demand-side to the supply-side. The fuel poverty situation is shaped by various factors, including household social and economic conditions. This study aims to examine the role of income in shaping the fuel poverty phenomenon. It focuses...
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Policymakers in MENA Region face several choices to increase levels of renewable energy production under various risks and obstacles, including technological and financial severe constraints. This article investigates a crucial question, which has risen in the last few years both in policy and economic literature; that is, the role of various facto...
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Recent efforts to reduce residential energy consumption have renewed interest in investigating salient drivers of household energy use. This article contributes to the ongoing literature by developing a model for examining geographic effects on energy use. Using a new, rich, micro-level survey that compiles information about dwelling attributes, oc...
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Energy policymakers are increasingly concerned about energy efficiency improvements, as such improvements are considered to be a key strategy in reducing energy demand in the residential sector. However, energy efficiency investments may not yield the expected energy-savings due to the rebound effect concept, which leads to lower savings than expec...
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Millions of households experience fuel poverty around the world, commonly defined in broad terms in the early 1990s to cover households whose total energy bills exceeded 10% of their net income. First, this paper outlines the measurement of fuel poverty using the Low Income High Costs indicator (LIHC) and examines the main characteristics of fuel p...
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This paper seeks to measure the magnitude of the direct rebound effect in the French residential electricity consumption by using the quantile regressions. Our paper is based on rich micro-level data with individual household survey (PHEBUS Survey 2014). The sample used contains 2,356 households in housing units selected statistically to ensure rep...
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About a quarter of French energy demand is for residential use. This study mobilises a multidisciplinary approach and a non-linear modeling strategy to examine the total, direct and indirect effects of households and housing units in designing French energy consumption. Based on micro-level data from the new French 2012 PHEBUS survey, this research...
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This article explores the question of domestic energy consumption. It concentrates on the example of France and using micro-data from the 2002 and 2006 National Housing Surveys conducted by INSEE (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies). The empirical analysis is divided into three stages: the first verifies the correspondences betwe...
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The imperative to reduce CO2 emissions is stronger than ever and investment in renewable energy is one of the most viable options to reduce the carbon footprint. This article explores the dynamic causal relationship between CO2 emissions, renewable electricity consumption, non-renewable electricity consumption and economic growth in Algeria by usin...
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Les économies d’énergie réalisées suite à l’amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique de l’habitat s’avèrent souvent inférieures à celles espérées par les modèles de calcul thermique. Une des explications de cet écart a pour origine le phénomène que l’on qualifie d’effet rebond : les ménages auraient tendance à augmenter leur confort ou diminuer leu...
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Cet article vise à caractériser les ménages en précarité énergétique à partir des indicateurs retenus par l’Observatoire national de la précarité énergétique (ONPE) et calculés d’après l’enquête performance de l'habitat, équipements, besoins et usages de l'énergie (Phébus). Celle-ci présente l’intérêt d’approfondir la connaissance du phénomène de p...
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This article focuses on residential energy consumption in France. Using a bottom-up statistical approach, this analysis explores determinants of household energy consumption using data from the most recent National Housing Survey. The primary objective is to tease out the impacts of various factors on the domestic energy consumption spectrum across...
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Analysing household energy-saving behaviours is crucial to improve energy consumption predictions and energy policy making. How should we quantitatively measure them ? What are their determinants ? This study explores the main factors influencing residential energy-saving behaviours based on a bottom-up multivariate statistical approach using data...
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This article investigates the causal relationship between renewable and non-renewable electricity consumption, GDP and CO2 emissions for North and South shore of Mediterranean over the period 1980-2012. Panel unit root tests, cointegration technique allowing cross-section dependence among the panel and causality tests are used to investigate this r...
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The MApUCE project aims to integrate in urban policies and most relevant legal documents quantitative data from urban microclimate, climate and energy. The primary objective of this project is to obtain climate and energy quantitative data from numerical simulations, focusing on urban microclimate and building energy consumption in the residential...
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This article is situated within the context of the recommendations made by the Grenelle environment round table (Grenelle de l’Environnement) which highlighted the need to improve the thermal performance of housing in France by 2020. It aims to define the modalities through which the relations between citizens and energy are constructed and organis...
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The recent widespread of innovative ICT eHealth services platform at the international and transnational levels confirms their market booster position in structuring the emerging eHealth sector. Indeed, such platforms can provide different types of both medical and social services packaged in a "bouquet". The integration of ICT platforms in the med...
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This article addresses the issue of electricity consumption, petroleum price and economic growth in Algeria. The primary objective is to investigate and analyze the causal relationship between electricity consumption (EC), Brent oil price (BOP) and economic growth (GDP) for Algeria over the period of 1971–2010. To examine short-run, long-run and jo...
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The purpose of this paper is a quantitative study of the risk surrounding the main problem of investment decision making in project portfolio selection. The primary objective is to provide managers with a decision support tool allowing them to choose carefully their investment strategies and reduce risk of failure. The developed computer model cons...
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L’objet de cet article est une étude quantitative du risque, autour de la problématique principale de la prise de décision d’investissement en amont pétrolier (exploration & production). L’objectif premier est de fournir aux décideurs un outil d’aide à la décision qui va leur permettre de choisir prudemment leurs stratégies d’investissement et de r...
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L’objet de cet article est une étude quantitative du risque, autour de la problématique principale de la prise de décision d’investissement en amont pétrolier (exploration & production). L’objectif premier est de fournir aux décideurs un outil d’aide à la décision qui va leur permettre de choisir prudemment leurs stratégies d’investissement et de r...