Lukas Wellner

Lukas Wellner is a member of the Research Training Group 1723 Globalization and Development supervised by Prof. Axel Dreher, Chair of International and Development Politics at Heidelberg University.
Lukas Wellner holds a Master degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor degree in International Economics and Development from the University of Bayreuth with research visits at the University of Sao Paulo and University of Bordeaux. He gained work experience at the German Parliament, at KfW Development Bank and KfW IPEX-Bank. His research focus includes aid effectiveness, international political economy and international institutions.


  • MSc International Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • BA International Economics and Development, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Institutions
  • Official Development Assistance

Previous Work Experience

  • KfW IPEX-Bank, London (UK)
  • KfW Development Bank, Brasilia (Brazil)
  • German Bundestag, Berlin (Germany)


  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Latin


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