Professor Howard Dick

  • Professor Howard Dick

    CILIS Senior Associate

Howard Dick is a professorial fellow in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne and an Asia specialist working primarily on Indonesia and Southeast Asia with interests in applied economics, Asian business environments, urban governance, logistics and Australia-Indonesia relations. His current research focuses on the challenges of urban governance. He has written extensively on state expansion, development and economic integration in Indonesia and Southeast Asia and is an occasional media commentator on Australia Asia relations. He has been a consultant for the World Bank and other agencies and since 1985 a member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

Publications include Corruption in Asia: Rethinking the Governance Paradigm (Lindsey & Dick, eds, 2002), Surabaya, City of Work: A Socioeconomic History, 1900-2000 (2002/2003), Dick, Houben, Lindblad & Thee Kian Wie, The Emergence of a National Economy: An Economic History of Indonesia (2002) and, with Peter Rimmer, Cities, Transport and Communications: The Integration of Southeast Asia (2003)  and The City in Southeast Asia: Patterns, Processes and Policy (2009).

Recent book chapters include ‘Negotiating Better Governance: Jurisdictional Arbitrage within ASEAN’ in Doing Business in ASEAN: Leadership Challenges and Governance Solutions across Borders (Verhezen, Crosby, Soebagjo and Williamson, eds, 2016) and ‘The Mind Gap: Australia-Indonesia Relations’ in Linking People: Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians (Missbach & Purdey, eds, 2015).