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Assessing Kuwaiti energy pricing reforms

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From mid-2014 Kuwait has experienced a substantial drop in its oil export price and, consequently, government revenue, causing a severe fiscal deficit and impaired economic performance. Cutting energy subsidies has become a policy priority. In the face of widespread opposition, the government raised gasoline prices in August 2016, proclaiming such reform key to solving its economic problems; yet recent policy discussions have not addressed the mechanism of pricing reforms. The paper offers...

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Oxford Institute of Energy Studies
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Shehabi, M
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International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
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Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
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OIES paper
Acceptance date:
2017-11-13
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MEP 17
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English
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2017-11-15

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