Ulrich Volz is Head of the Department of Economics and Associate Professor of Economics at SOAS University of London and a Senior Research Fellow at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). He is also a Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Leipzig, a member of the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo and co-editor-in-chief of the Asia Europe Journal. Ulrich is co-founder and co-ordinator of the Japan Economy Network. Besides SOAS, Ulrich has taught at Kobe University, Peking University, Hertie School of Governance, Freie Universität Berlin and Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. He has spent stints working at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and held visiting research 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.
Dr. Volz is a recipient of the 2017 Banque de France Research Fellowship at the Center for French-Japanese Advanced Studies in Paris. He will conduct his research program titled "Japanese Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy and the Hollowing-out of Japanese Industry" in Paris from January 1st, 2016 to October 31st, 2017.