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Ulrich Volz

Ulrich Volz

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Ulrich Volz, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, is Co-Chair of the Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery Project.

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  1. Making Climate Finance Affordable
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    Making Climate Finance Affordable

    Mar 11, 2024 Rebecca Ray & Ulrich Volz propose measures to lower borrowing costs for emerging-market and developing economies.

  2. Multilateral Development Banks Must Participate in Debt Relief
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    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.

  3. The Debt-Climate Nexus
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    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.

  4. The G20’s Missed Opportunity
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    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.

  5. The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
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    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.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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