The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced an important white paper exploring the implications for GCC states after hydrocarbons. The paper was sponsored by the Qatar Financial Center Authority and notes that “The region’s oil and gas endowments have proven lucrative, but they are finite
resources that have historically been vulnerable to significant price swings. All the GCC states are
looking to develop non-oil sectors in order to diversify their economies away from oil and gas.”
We have yet to examine the paper in full, but are excited to evaluate its findings.