Kai Purnhagen

Dr. Kai Purnhagen is Associate Professor in the LAW group at Wageningen University and distinguished international visitor at the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics. Kai works on European Union law, international trade law, globalization and private law. His work is doctrinal and cross-disciplinary, addressing topics concerning European integration and international trade, as well as national regulation in a global context. He received his State Exam, and his M.J.I. with dictinction, obtained an LL.M. at Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD at the European University Institute in Florence. His works have 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. He is also (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). He 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). Kai has 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.

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