is a researcher at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at the Hans Böckler Foundation in Düsseldorf. Since 2014, he is the head of the unit “Macroeconomics and Income Dynamics”. His work at the IMK focusses on the linkages between economic inequality and macroeconomic fluctuations. Beyond these topics, Kai has done research on monetary macroeconomics and financial stability issues.
Kai was born in 1980 in Esslingen and studied economics at the University of Hohenheim (2001-2006) where he received a doctorate in economics in 2010. Before joining the IMK in September 2012, Kai has worked as a lecturer for macroeconomics at the University of Tuebingen and as a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) Tuebingen in the field of income and wealth inequality.