A Chinese clout on energy exports some countries cannot shake off

Catalin-Florinel Dragomirescu-Gaina, Athanasios P. Fassas, Dionisis Philippas*

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The Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative has created unprecedented economic opportunities for developing and underdeveloped countries to became more active in international trade, including in energy exports. The dynamics overlap with a worrying trend in democratic governance and accountability in these same countries, raising policy challenges for their long-term development prospects. By adopting a system approach within a panel dataset, we estimate this policy trade-off and reveal the heterogeneity dimension of these effects for a large set of countries and across a number of economic sectors linked to energy exports. Finally, we discuss some policy implications of our results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N/A-N/A
JournalEnergy Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • energy exports
  • Developing countries
  • China


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