Timor‐Leste economic survey: The end of petroleum income

  title={Timor‐Leste economic survey: The end of petroleum income},
  author={Charles Scheiner},
  journal={Asia \& the Pacific Policy Studies},
As Timor-Leste nears the end of its petroleum-exporting era, the transition to a sustainable economy has become even more challenging due to partisan political competition, disastrous flooding and the pandemic. This article describes the current economic context, and deteriorating trends. After a brief discussion of the political situation and the impacts of COVID-19, it explores expenditure and income trends in recent state budgets, with a particular focus on dependency on oil and gas revenues… 
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