Dr Kai Jäger
Lecturer in Political Economy
Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Bush House (North East Wing)
London WC2B 4BG
Room number: 9.06 Bush House (North East Wing)
or by appointment (by email)
Dr Kai Jäger joined the Department of Political Economy at King's College London in September 2018 as a Lecturer in Political Economy. He has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) since September 2016. 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 democratization. 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.
Political Economy: Approaches, Concepts and Issues
Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy
"Using Event Studies to Study Institutional Change: Evidence from Two Unexpected Election Outcomes in South Korea" (with Seungjun Kim), (2018) The World Economy, forthcoming.
"The limits of studying networks via event data: Evidence from the ICEWS dataset." (2018) Journal of Global Security Studies 3(4): 498-511.
"The potential of online sampling for studying political activists around the world and across time." (2017) Political Analysis 25(3): 329-343.
"Economic freedom in the early 21st century: government ideology still matters." (2017)Kyklos 70(2): 256-277.
Studies on Issues in Political Economy since the Global Financial Crisis, (2016) ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 71, ifo Institute.
"Not a new gold standard. On the recent attempts of using ‘Big Data’ to predict the future." (2016) Critical Review 28(3-4): 335-355.
"The role of regime type in the political economy of foreign reserve accumulation." (2016) European Journal of Political Economy 44: 79-96.
"Sources of Franco-German corporate support for the euro: The effects of business network centrality and political connections." (2013) European Union Politics 14(1): 115-139.
"Why did Thailand’s middle class turn against a democratically elected government? The information-gap hypothesis." (2012) Democratization 19(6): 1138-1165.