All about you
I am an Associate Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Distinguished International Visitor at the Rotterdam Institute for Law and Economics. Previously, I held positions as a lecturer at the Universities of Lucerne and Giessen, a post-doc at the University of Amsterdam, and as Akademischer Rat aZ at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, where I also co-directed a university research center on risk and insurance regulation. I received my State Exam and my M.J.I. with distinction, obtained an LL.M. at Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD at the European University Institute in Florence.
My early research appeared in prestigious journals such as the European Law Journal, The Journal of World Trade, Nature, Journal of Consumer Policy, Nature Biotechnology, Risk Analysis, the European Law Review and the Rabel Journal of Comparative and International Private Law. I am (co-)editor of various prestigious outlets, most prominently of the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia on EU law and the Springer Science Series Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation. Kai was also Founding Associate Editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Cambridge University Press).
My works regularly influence law-making and interpretation at various levels. Among others, my works were taken up by the European Court of Justice in data protection law, the European Commission in marketing law, the German government in energy and consumer law and the German Supreme Court in contract law. In this respect, I regularly serve as an expert to various governments, inter- and supranational institutions and consulting agencies such as the Chinese government, the European Commission, the UN, and the German government.
I was responsible for the legal part of interdisciplinary projects such as the Nudging project with the German ministry for the environment (Anstossen nachhaltiger Konsummuster, 2014-2016), and the ZaNexus project for several German ministries (2015-2017).
I have taught and researched at various institutions including the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, the University of Lucerne, the European University Institute, Wageningen University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, and the University of Amsterdam.
Please find here my full CV and my list of publications.