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The Political Economy of Petroleum Dependency

Neves, Guteriano


Petroleum dependency has become a hot public policy topic in Timor-Leste. The tendency is to focus on financial aspects, which relate to the prediction that the Bayu-Undan gas field will run out soon. Although this is the most pressing issue (at least for the short and medium term), this In Brief examines the political–economic side of oil dependency, focusing on how it affects state–society relations, and the state’s role in overall economic development. The paper is informed by my experience...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2016
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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