Greta Kuckhoff is not a name many will be familiar with. Some will associate her with German resistance group the Red Orchestra, which was active during World War II. Others, however, may remember her as a pioneer for women in public policy and economics. She was the first female to govern a central bank.
The world of central banking has evolved substantially since Kuckhoff’s time as governor (1950–58) of Staatsbank GDR. For one, the central bank of East Germany no longer exists. Deutsche