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Dr Kai Jäger
Dr. Kai Jäger

Dr Kai Jäger

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Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

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Dr Kai Jäger is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy. Before joining King's in September 2018, he was as a post-doctoral researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). Dr Jäger completed his doctoral degree in Economics at the University of Munich, where he worked at the ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy.


Dr Jäger’s research interests lie at the intersection of political economy, party politics, and democratisation. He explores how the political economy framework shapes democratization and party competition, and whether intra-party democracy can constrain party leaders. Furthermore, he studies how social networks shape the behaviour of corporate interest groups, and how financial markets respond to austerity measures and regulation.