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Martien Lubberink

Associate Professor of Economics, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Associate Professor Martien Lubberink completed his PhD in Economics at Groningen University. He has since worked at Lancaster University. After his sabbatical year at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Lubberink joined De Nederlandsche Bank, the central bank of the Netherlands. Here he contributed to the development of new regulatory capital standards and regulatory capital disclosure standards for banks worldwide and for banks in Europe (Basel III and CRD IV respectively). He also acquired comprehensive expertise on intra-group finance and on capital instrument issuances that qualify for Tier 1 and Tier 2 regulatory bank capital. Dr. Lubberink regularly contributes to the Capital Issues blog, a blog dedicated to advancing knowledge about the complex world of regulatory bank capital. It received favourable press from the Financial Times and it was quoted by Bloomberg.

Dr. Lubberink's regularly writes for, New Zealand’s largest financial website. He has also shared views on banking with the international and national financial press: Bloomberg, The Economist, Euromoney, the Financial Times, Risk Magazine, SNL Financial, The Wall Street Journal,,, National Business Review.

He advises banks and central banks on bank supervision and regularly contributes to panel discussions on bank capital.


  • 2013–present
    Associate professor, Victoria University Wellington
  • 2008–2013
    Assistant professor, Lancaster University
  • 2008–2013
    Senior Policy Advsor, Central bank of the Netherlands
  • 2000–2008
    Assistant professor, Lancaster University


  • 2000 
    Groningen University, PhD