• Extranet
  • Contact
  • Imprint
  • Deutsch

Photo: David Ausserhofer

Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad

Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance


Phone: +49-89-24246-5250
Fax: +49-89-24246-5299
Mail: 

Room: M 602

Personal Assistant:
Athina Grigoriadou, M.A.
Birgit Menzemer

 

Areas of Interest:

Public Finance
Political Economy
Economic Policy

 

Expert in the Following Areas:

Public Debt
Federalism
Imposition
European Finance Constitution
National Debt Crisis

 

Academic Résumé:

Education

University
(graduate education)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
Economics 1986-1990
University
(undergraduate education)
Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg
Physics 1980-1982
Economics 1982-1986
Grammar SchoolKurfürst-Friedrich-Gymnasium, Heidelberg

 

Academic Qualifications

Doctor rer.pol.habil.and venia legendi in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, July 28, 1993. Thesis: Selbstbindung und die Logik kollektiven Handelns (Self Commitment and the Logic of Collective Action)
Doctor oec.publ.
(equiv. Ph.D. in Economics).
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, June 20, 1990. Thesis: Risikoproduktivität und Besteuerung (Risk Productivity and Taxation)
Diplom-Volkswirt
(equiv. MA)
Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, December 18, 1985. Diploma-Thesis: Die Behandlung von Zeit in der Allgemeinen Gleichgewichtstheorie (The Role of Time in Models of General Equilibrium Theory)

 

Positions

Principal Current Position

Since January 2011, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and since 2009 Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society

Past Full or Part Time Positions

Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2010Director at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Department of Public Economics
Jan. 2001 – July 2009Director (Unit Market Processes and Governance), Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Germany and Full Professor of Economics, Institute of Public Finance, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Aug. 1994 – July 2000Professor (II) of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bergen, Norway
July 1994 – Dec. 2000Full Professor of Economics, Institute of Public Finance, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
April 1994 – June 1994Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Oct. 1993 – March 1994Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Bonn, Germany
Dec. 1990 – Dec. 1991Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.
Sep. 1990 – June 1994Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany (on leave 12/1990-12/1991 and 10/1993-6/1994)
March 1986 – Aug. 1990Research and Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

 

Curriculum Vitae:

CV

 

 

Academic Prizes / Honours / Memberships etc.:

Awards/fellowships:

Duncan Black Prize 2011 together with Wolfgang Leininger | 2012

Gossen-Prize 2000, Verein für Socialpolitik | 2000

University of Munich, prize for habilitation thesis | 1994

Research Fellowships NAVF, Norway | 1990, 1992, 1994

University of Munich, prize for doctoral dissertation | 1990

 

Activities and Memberships:

Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) | since 2013

Member of Academia Europaea | since 2013

Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina | since 2013

Member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) | since 2012

Honorary Professor, School of Business and Economics, Freie Universität Berlin | since 2011

Honorary Professor, Department of Economics, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich | since 2009

Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) | 2009 - 2012

 

Chairman of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the Ministry of Finance (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat beim Bundesministerium der Finanzen) | since 2011

Vice Chairman of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the Ministry of Finance (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat beim Bundesministerium der Finanzen) | 2007 – 2010

Member of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the Ministry of Finance (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat beim Bundesministerium der Finanzen) | since 1999

 

Member of the Scientific Council, Bruegel | since 2012

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (RWI) | since 2011

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Munich Center of Governance, Communication, Public Policy and Law (MCG) | 2009 – 2012

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the ZEW, Mannheim | since 2000

 

Verein für Socialpolitik, Council, elected member | 1999 – 2002 and 2007 – 2010

Member of MaxNetAging | since 2009

International Research Fellow, Oxford University Center for Business Taxation | since 2009

CESifo Area Director, Research Area 'Employment and Social Protection' | since 2004

International Affiliate, Center for the Study of Democracy at UCI | since 2003

IZA Research Fellow | since 1999

CESifo Research Network Fellow | since 1999

CEPR Research Fellow | since 1994

 

Member of the Board of Trustees, ECONWATCH | since 2012

Wirtschaftsdienst, Member of the Scientific Council of the journal | since 2011

Founding member of the Ökonomenstimme | since 2010

 

Member of the Project Management 'Anpassungsstrategien in der Klimapolitik', National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) | since 2012

Board member of the research program 'Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies' (SEEK) of the ZEW, Mannheim | 2010 –2014

Member of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize Committee | 2009 – 2011

Member of the Committee at the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation | 2005 – 2010

Member of the E.ON Ruhrgas Scholarship Committee | 2004 –2014


 

 

Editorial Services:

Journal of Public Economics | Co-editor | seit 2007

Economics of Governance | Founding Co-editor | 2000 – 2007 | Associate Editor | seit 2008

Economic Policy | Managing Editor | 1998-2000 | Panel Member | 1998, 2001

 

German Economic Review | Board of Editors | since 2012

World Tax Journal | Editorial Board | seit 2010

Regional Science and Urban Economics | Associate Editor | 2005 – 2010

Journal of Conflict Resolution | Editorial Board | seit 2009

European Journal of Political Economy | Editorial Board | 1997 – 1998, 2007 – 2009

Journal of Public Economics | Associate Editor | 2003 – 2007

The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review | Associate Editor | seit 2005

The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory | Associate Editor | 1995 – 2004

Finanzwissenschaftliche Schriften | Co-editor | seit 2002

Journal of Population Economics | Associate Editor | seit 2001

CESifo Economic Studies | Associate Editor | seit 2001


 

 

Peer Reviewed International Journals:

Konrad, K. A., Lohse, T., and Qari, S. Deception detection and the role of self-selection. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, forthcoming.
SSRN


Ke, C., Konrad, K. A., and Morath, F. Alliances in the shadow of conflict. Economic Inquiry, forthcoming.
PDF


Konrad, K. A. Affection, speed dating and heart breaking. Journal of Population Economics, forthcoming.
PDF


Konrad, K. A., and Cusack, T. R. Hanging together or hanged separately: the strategic power of coalitions where bargaining occurs with incomplete information. Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming.
DOI: 10.1177/0022002713487319


Konrad, K. A., and Thum, M., 2014. Climate policy negotiations with incomplete information. Economica, 18(322), pp. 244-256.
SSRN


Show all

 

 

Books:

Konrad, K. A., and Zschäpitz, H., 2012. Schulden ohne Sühne? Was Europas Krise uns Bürger kostet. dtv, 284 pages.
http://www.dtv.de


Konrad, K. A., and Zschäpitz, H., 2010. Schulden ohne Sühne? Warum der Absturz der Staatsfinanzen uns alle trifft. C.H. Beck.
Cover Summary and Comments


Konrad, K. A., 2009. Strategy and Dynamics in Contests. Oxford University Press.
http://www.oup.com


Konrad, K. A., 1993. Self Commitment and the Logic of Collective Action. Habilitation Thesis.


Konrad, K. A., 1992. Risk Productivity. Contemporary Studies in Economics, Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin.


 

 

Books (Editor / Co-editor):

Konrad, K. A., Schöb, R., Thum M., and Weichenrieder, A. (eds.), 2013. Die Zukunft der Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft. Festschrift für Hans-Werner Sinn. Campus Verlag.


Schön, W., and Konrad, K. A., 2012. Fundamentals of International Transfer Pricing in Law and Economics-Volume 1. Springer.
http://www.springer.com


Konrad, K. A., and Lohse, T. (eds.), 2009. Einnahmen- und Steuerpolitik in Europa: Herausforderungen und Chancen. Peter Lang Verlag.
http://www.peterlang.de
PDF


Congleton, R. D., Hillman, A. L., and Konrad, K. A. (eds.), 2008. 40 Years of Research on Rent Seeking (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2). Springer.
http://www.springer.com
PDF


Konrad, K. A., and Jochimsen, B. (eds.), 2008. Föderalismuskommission II: Neuordnung von Autonomie und Verantwortung. Peter Lang Verlag.
http://www.peterlang.de
PDF


Show all

 

 

Academic Papers in Collected Volumes:

Konrad, K. A., 2014. Strategic aspects of fighting in alliances. In: Wärneryd, K. (ed.), The Economics of Conflict, CESifo Seminar Series. Cambridge & London, The MIT Press, pp. 1-22.


Keen, M., and Konrad, K. A., 2013. The theory of international tax competition and coordination. In: Auerbach, A. J., Chetty, R., Feldstein, M., and Saez, E. (eds.), Handbook of Public Economics, Volume 5. Amsterdam & Oxford, Elsevier, pp. 257-328.


Konrad, K. A., 2013. Ursachen der Schuldenkrise und Konzepte zu ihrer Bewältigung. In: Başaran Yavaşlar, F. (ed.), Finanzkrise in der Europäischen Union und ihre Einflüsse auf die Türkei (Avrupa Birliğinde Mali Kriz ve Türkiye'ye Etkileri). Ankara, Seçkin, pp. 65-74.


Konrad, K. A., 2013. Haushaltsdisziplin in Deutschland unter der Perspektive des Bremen-Syndroms. In: Heintzen, M. (ed.), Auf dem Weg zu nachhaltig ausgeglichenen öffentlichen Haushalten. Baden-Baden, Nomos-Verlag, pp. 45-57. Reprinted in: Gesmann-Nuiss, D., Hartz, R. und Dittrich, M. (eds.): Perspektiven der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Springer Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2014, 109-122.


Werding, M., and Konrad, K. A., 2012. Reforming the European welfare state. In: Büttner, T., and Ochel, W. (eds.), The Continuing Evolution of Europe, CESifo Seminar Series. Cambridge & London, The MIT Press, pp. 71-118.


Show all

 

 

Policy Papers:

Konrad, K. A., and Schöb, Ronnie, 2014. Fracking in Deutschland - Eine Option für die Zukunft!. Wirtschaftsdienst, 94(9), pp. 645-650.
http://www.wirtschaftsdienst.eu


Büttner, T., , Konrad, K. A., and Rocholl, J., 2014. Staatsverschuldung: Privilegien des Staates auf dem Prüfstand. Wirtschaftsdienst, 94(8), pp. 560-563.
http://www.wirtschaftsdienst.eu


Konrad, K. A., 2014. Der Traum eines Finanzministers ist die Entschuldung im Schlaf. Der Hauptstadtbrief, 122(16), pp. 28-31.


Konrad, K. A., 2014. Balancing austerity and strategies for growth. CFA Institute Conference Proceedings Quarterly, Second Quarter, pp. 1-8.
http://www.cfapubs.org/doi/pdf/10.2469/cp.v31.n2.8


Konrad, K. A., 2014. "Lackmustest" zur Stabilitätsunion. Wirtschaftsdienst, 94(3), p. 154.
http://www.wirtschaftsdienst.eu


Show all

 

 

Links:









 

 

Courses:

02.02.15 - 12.02.15

International Public Economics

WS 2014/2015

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, Tim Stolper

Announcement
Syllabus
Language

Englisch


25.02.13 - 07.03.13

Topics in International Public Finance

WS 2012/2013

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, Luisa Herbst


Topics in International Public Finance
Language

Englisch


27.02.12 - 09.03.12

International Fiscal Policy

WS 2011/2012

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kai A. Konrad, May Elsayyad

Flyer
Language

Englisch