Is there a resource curse in Timor-Leste? A critical review of recent evidence

  title={Is there a resource curse in Timor-Leste? A critical review of recent evidence},
  author={Samuel John and Elissaios Papyrakis and Luca Tasciotti},
  journal={Development Studies Research},
  pages={141 - 152}
ABSTRACT Shortly after oil production commenced in 2004, Timor-Leste became one of the most oil dependent countries in the world. The purpose of this piece is to assess whether Timor-Leste has been suffering from the typical political and economic ailments associated with the ‘resource curse’ hypothesis. The study critically analyses available evidence with reference to some of the common manifestations of the resource curse: conflict, rent-seeking behavior, Dutch disease and revenue volatility… 
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