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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

20.01.2021 │Inauguration of U. S. President Joe Biden

“The 46th President of the USA Joe Biden takes office at a difficult time. The number of new Corona infections in the USA remains at a worryingly high level and Corona-related deaths have also recently reached new highs. The strong economic recovery which we saw in the autumn has lost its steam significantly due to the new wave of infections and associated containment efforts. Joe Biden has made it his mission to jumpstart the country in both its response to the pandemic and its economic recovery. To do so he has laid out plans for a USD 1.9 trillion Corona aid package, with USD 400 billion for testing and vaccination, and a large package of stimulus support for households, businesses and communities. Against the backdrop of another very high number of new claims for unemployment benefits and the possible expiration of the unemployment benefit subsidy in mid-March, it makes sense to bring this stabilisation package to Congress first. Another fiscal package addressing structural issues such as infrastructure and climate change will follow later. President Biden is depending on votes from Republican senators to implement his plans. However, the ongoing impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump could have a straining effect on the already difficult relationship between the two parties, especially in the early days of the new presidentship. "

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

25.01.2021 | ZDF Wirtschaftstalk

27.01.2021 | DIW Symposium "Towards a green and smart economy in Germany and the EU"

03.03.2021 | SUERF / KfW E-Workshop "COVID-19 and government firm rescue measures: best practices, current challenges, and the way forward post-corona"

20./21.05.2021 | Fachtagung Kommunalfinanzen

  • Berlin

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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