Kai A. Konrad

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Kai A. Konrad
Born (1961-03-11) March 11, 1961 (age 56)
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg
Nationality Germany
Institution Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
Field Public Economics
Alma mater LMU Munich
University of Heidelberg
Awards Gossen Prize (2000)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Kai A. Konrad (born March 11, 1961 in Heidelberg) is a German economist with his main research interest in public economics.


Konrad got his university degrees at the University of Heidelberg (Diplom in Economics, 1985) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Doctoral degree in economics 1990, and Habilitation 1993).


Konrad had research and teaching positions at the Universities of Munich, Bonn, Bergen (Norway) and the University of California at Irvine. He held a chaired Professorship of Economics at the Free University of Berlin from 1994 to 2009 and was a director at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) from 2001–2009. From 2009–2010 he was a director at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law and since 2011 he is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance .

Since 2009 Konrad has been a co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics. He was a managing editor of Economic Policy and a co-founding editor of Economics of Governance. He is on the editorial boards of several other international journals in Economics and Political Science. He served as an advisor to governments and is the Chairman of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the Federal Ministry of Finance.

His main fields of current and future research interests are in public economics, microeconomic theory and political economy. He published more than 80 papers in economics, political sciences, law, and management in international journals in such as the Economic Journal, American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Management Science.

Other activities[edit]

  • Bruegel, Member of the Scientific Council[1]
  • Econwatch, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Wirtschaftsdienst, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board[2]


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