Kai was born in 1999 in Louisville, Colorado, USA and grew up in Marsberg, Germany. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim. During his bachelor’s, he worked as a research assistant for economic history. Kai obtained master’s degrees in Economics from both the University of Mannheim and Stockholm University as part of the ENTER double degree program. During his master’s studies, he worked as a graduate assistant for health economics at the ZEW. His main research interests lie in public and labor economics, especially in the causal identification of the effects of government policies on individuals. He is further interested in health economics. In his bachelor’s thesis he estimated the impact of the US Child Tax Credit on poverty rates, while his master’s thesis focused on the short- and long-term effects of tobacco control policies on children.
In his free time, Kai enjoys reading books, hiking and swimming.