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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

25.09.2020 | Monetary developments in the Euro Area (August 2020)

“Lending to European companies remained stable at a high level in August. However, in line with the stabilisation of the economic situation, I expect the credit market to calm down in the future. In order to cushion immediate financial distress caused by the abrupt corona shock, borrowing was a lifeline for many companies. Now, with the recovery, the focus is increasingly shifting to adapting to the changed realities. However, a renewed surge in demand for credit cannot be ruled out. The rising incidence of infections and new local containment measures are causing uncertainty to grow again. Therefore, largely unimpeded access to credit for companies with functioning business models remains an important goal.”

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 .

Speeches and Event Reports

09.11.2020 | 14th AFD lnternational Research Conference on Development

19.11.2020 | 4. Berliner Podium zum SVR-Gutachten

  • Berlin

24.11.2020 | CEO-LFI Meeting

  • KfW Bankengruppe, Frankfurt

25.11.2020 | Hessischer Innovationskongress 2020

  • Frankfurt

15./16.12.2020 | Fachtagung Kommunalfinanzen 2020

  • Berlin

Previous speeches

Dr Fritzi Köhler-Geib's Career Path

Curriculum Vitae

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KfW Photo Archive

Fritzi Köhler-Geib in portrait


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