Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib – What's On
Comments, Events, Person
Dr Friederike (Fritzi) Köhler-Geib has been KfW Chief Economist and head of the company's economics department since November 2019. She analyses trends relevant for KfW in the economy, society and on the financial markets and brings a new dynamic to the economic and financial policy debate. The focus of her work lies in the analyses of economic developments and growth trends in Germany. A particular focus is placed on small and medium-sized enterprises and the role of innovation and digitalisation in improving competitiveness, as well as issues related to the goal of a climate-neutral economy. Furthermore, Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib also actively addresses economic policy connections between Germany, Europe and the world.
Media and Comments on Current Topics
16.05.2022 │ KfW Municipal Panel 2022
“Trade tax revenues have grown considerably of late – more than expected. But the saying that not all that glitters is gold applies here as well. The Ukraine war is creating administrative and financial strain for German municipalities. The revenues of many municipalities remain fragile while they are grappling with new pressures in the form of high energy costs, refugee accommodation and continuing increases in construction prices. As was the case at the start of the coronavirus crisis, the question is how sustainable and resilient municipal budgets are in the face of these new risks.”
KfW Research Position Paper
Emerging stronger from the coronavirus crisis – five areas of action for a sustainable transformation
Despite the fact that incidence rates are rising again, the vaccination programme and the risk-based relaxation of the containment measures offer hope that Germany will get on top of the coronavirus pandemic in the foreseeable future. Accordingly, questions about what happens next are coming more to the fore. At the same time, we are able to better assess the size of the challenge involved in transforming to a resilient, digital and climate-neutral economy. The need to change course is becoming ever more urgent if we are to make Germany future-proof. We see the greatest need in five key areas of action: Crisis resilience, climate neutrality, digitalisation, globalisation and Europe. A targeted approach is necessary in order to harness the crisis-management momentum for the change of course towards sustainable recovery. The aim of this paper is to highlight specific intervention points for solutions within the areas of action already identified.
Climate protection goals – Plenty of room for improvement
Rebuilding the economy after COVID-19 and tackling the climate crisis must go hand in hand. For Germany to achieve its target for climate action, it needs to tap into overlooked areas of potential to reduce its CO₂ emissions. In particular, this process will be essential for the transport sector. And there is even more that can be done with innovative building solutions.
Speeches and Event Reports
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