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KfW Research – Research in economy, society and environment

We are KfW’s centre of economic expertise. We offer up-to-date analyses, indicators and surveys on the economic development in Germany and around the world. We take a stand with our economic policy recommendations and forecasts. We stimulate public economic discussions and set the basis for KfW’s promotional activities. Our focus is on energy and the environment, SMEs, start-ups, innovations, overall economic performance and growth.

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KfW-ifo Skilled Labour Barometer

There is a shortage of skilled workers in all sectors of the economy.

New publications

  • 2023-03-08KfW Research

    Don’t be afraid of zombies: Debt sustainability is not a problem for 95% of SMEs in Germany

  • 2023-03-08KfW Research

    KfW-ifo SME Barometer February 2023

  • 2023-02-24KfW Research

    KfW Business Cycle Compass February 2023

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Germany in a global setting

KfW Research analyses of international challenges

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Publication series

KfW Research publications by series.

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Dr Friederike Köhler-Geib

KfW Chief Economist and Head of Division KfW Research

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