Ulrich Volz

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Ulrich Volz is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the German Development Institute (DIE) and a Honorary Professor of East Asian Economics at the University of Leipzig. Ulrich previously taught at Peking University, Hertie School of Governance, Freie Universität Berlin and Central University of Finance and Economics. He has spent stints working at the European Central Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, University of Birmingham, ECB, Bank Indonesia, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. He was also a Fox International Fellow and Max Kade Scholar at Yale University. Ulrich has been an adviser to a number of central banks, international organisations and development agencies. His areas of expertise include money, banking and finance; open economy macroeconomics; international economic interdependencies; and global economic governance. Ulrich has published widely in these areas.


I am very interested in the role of monetary and financial authorities in fostering sustainable finance. For a number of years, I have been working with the Indonesian central bank and financial regulatory authority on the challenges of greening Indonesia's financial system. A book on this, Financing the Green Transformation – How to Make Green Finance Work in Indonesia, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in spring 2015. Recently, I have also been working on sustainable finance with the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System.