Skip to main content

Ulrich Volz

Ulrich Volz

5 commentaries

Ulrich Volz, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, is a senior research fellow at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability and Co-Chair of the Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery project.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Multilateral Development Banks Must Participate in Debt Relief
    volz6_MANDEL NGANAFP via Getty Images_malpass Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
    Free to read

    Multilateral Development Banks Must Participate in Debt Relief

    Oct 4, 2023 Ulrich Volz & Marina Zucker-Marques explain why accepting a haircut is not only right and necessary but also feasible and cost-effective.

  2. The Debt-Climate Nexus
    mfespinosa5_Sean GallupGetty Images_mia mottley Sean Gallup/Getty Images
    Free to read

    The Debt-Climate Nexus

    Dec 13, 2022 María Fernanda Espinosa, et al. suggest how the developed world can help low- and middle-income countries avoid a liquidity crisis.

  3. The G20’s Missed Opportunity
    akhtar3_MANDEL NGANAFP via Getty Images_imf debt g20 Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
    Free to read

    The G20’s Missed Opportunity

    Apr 12, 2021 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. warn that failure to offer comprehensive debt restructuring will threaten long-term global recovery.

  4. The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
    akhtar2_ Artur WidakNurPhoto via Getty Images_covid business closed Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images
    Free to read

    The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

    Nov 24, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. propose a comprehensive new initiative aimed at fostering an inclusive green recovery worldwide.

  5. The Need for Debt-for-Climate Swaps
    akhtar1_krisanapong detraphiphatGetty Images_moneyplantgrowthsustainability Krisanapong Detraphiphat/Getty Images

    The Need for Debt-for-Climate Swaps

    Aug 17, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. call for a new global facility that would combine debt relief with investments in sustainability.

  1. adjei1_ NIPAH DENNISAFP via Getty Images_ghana forest preservation NIPAH DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images

    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
  2. buruma211_VANO SHLAMOVAFP via Getty Image_navalny Vano Shlamov/AFP via Getty Images

    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
  3. velasco145_Amarjeet Kumar SinghAnadolu Agency via Getty Images Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
  4. nabi6_Monika Skolimowskapicture alliance via Getty Images_ai health Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images

    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
  5. op_fofack3_Sean GallupGetty Images_rutogeorgieva Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
  6. spence170_Biplov BhuyanHindustan Times via Getty Images_wsupreme court india Biplov Bhuyan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
  7. haldar31_Sefa KaracanAnadolu AgencyGetty Images_navalny Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
  8. rbrooks1_Markus Scholzpicture alliance via Getty Images_germanyshipping Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
  9. thallinger3_Sean GallupGetty Images_fossil fuels Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.