von Luebke is a political economist with particular interest in
democracy, governance, and development in Southeast Asia. He is
currently working on a research project that gauges institutional and
structural effects on political agency in post-Suharto Indonesia and
the post-Marcos Philippines. During his German Research
Foundation fellowship at Stanford he seeks to finalize a book
manuscript on Indonesian governance and democracy and teach a course
on contemporary Southeast Asian politics.
coming to Stanford, Dr. von Luebke was a research fellow at the
Center of Global Political Economy at Waseda (Tokyo), the Institute
for Developing Economies (Chiba), and the Center for Strategic and
International Studies (Jakarta). He received a JSPS postdoctoral
scholarship from the Japan Science Council and a PhD scholarship from
the Australian National University.
2001 and 2006, he worked as technical advisor in various parts of
rural Indonesia - for both GTZ and the World Bank. In 2007, he
joined an international research team at the Institute of Development
Studies (IDS) analyzing the effects of public-private action on
investment and growth.
von Luebke completed his Ph.D. in 2008 in Political Science at the
Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Australian National
University. He also holds a Masters in Economics and a B.A. in
Business and Political Science from Muenster University.
research on contemporary Indonesian politics, democratic governance,
rural investment, and leadership has been published in the Bulletin
of Indonesian Economic Studies, Contemporary Southeast Asian Affairs,
Asian Economic Journal, and ISEAS. He regularly contributes political
analyses on Southeast Asia to Oxford Analytica.