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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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Business Survey 2020

Proportion of businesses planning digital projects stagnates on a high level

Coronavirus drives innovation

SMEs are responding to the coronavirus crisis mainly with process innovations

New publications

  • 2020-09-07KfW Research

    KfW-ifo SME Barometer August 2020

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  • 2020-09-01KfW Research

    KfW Credit Market Outlook: September 2020

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  • 2020-08-25KfW Research

    KfW Business Cycle Compass Germany / Eurozone August 2020

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Current comments and economic forecasts for Germany and the euro area.

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Dr Friederike Köhler-Geib

KfW Chief Economist and Head of Division KfW Research

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