Kai A. Konrad was a Chaired Professor of Public Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin and Director at the WZB in Berlin before he became Director of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. He is Co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics and Chairman of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the German Federal Ministry of Finance.  From 7/2007 to 12/2018 he was a Co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics. He was a Managing Editor of Economic Policy, is a Senior Editor of Economic Policy, and a co-founding Editor of Economics of Governance. He is on the editorial boards of several other international journals in Economics and Political Science. He served as an advisor to governments, he is a member of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the German Ministry of Finance and chaired this Council from 2011-2014. His main fields of current and future research interests are in public economics, microeconomic theory and political economy. He published more than 130 papers in Economics, Political Sciences, Law, Operations Research, and Management in international journals in such as the Economic Journal, American Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Reliability Engineering & System Safety , Rand Journal of Economics and Management Science.