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Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib – What's On

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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

10.05.2021 │ KfW-ifo SME Barometer April 2021

“SME business sentiment improved for the third consecutive month in April, and the traditional rule of thumb is that this signals the beginning of an upswing. Businesses are looking to the future filled with hope, and more and more of them are anticipating a successful containment of the pandemic and a recovery later in the year. The chances of this hope turning into reality are good – provided new infections are consistently contained and vaccinations continue to pick up pace. Then Germany can experience a strong growth spurt in the second half of the year on the back of catch-up effects in currently banned services and in the retail sector. Manufacturers’ order books are already filled to the brim.”
Previous comments from Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib

Media and Comments on Current Topics

02.09.2020 | Interview with CNBC

Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib discusses the outlook for the German economy and the government’s fiscal response to the coronavirus crisis.

Interview .

KfW Stories

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.

An article by Dr. Fritzi Köhler-Geib at KfW Stories

Speeches and Event Reports

20./21.05.2021 | Fachtagung Kommunalfinanzen "Volkswirtschaftliche Auswirkungen der Corona-Krise und Herausforderungen für die Kommunalfinanzen"

  • Berlin

26.05.2021 | Projekt Climate Challenge Deutschland

08.06.2021 | Deutscher Stiftungstag 2021

18.06.2021 | iff-Konferenz 2021 "Finanzdienstleistungen in Krisenzeiten"

08.07.2021 | NPL Forum 2021 "Finanzstabilität, Risikosteuerung, Kreditmanagement"

24.11.2021 | European Tax & Legal Forum 2021 „Wirtschaftlicher Ausblick - Chancen und Risiken in der Bankenlandschaft“

Previous speeches

Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib's Career Path

Curriculum Vitae

Portrait photos available to download here:

KfW Photo Archive

Fritzi Köhler-Geib in portrait


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