Konrad Edward Ian Posch studies comparative political economy and regulatory politics with a particular focus on the politics of technology and regulation & governance (REGGOV). His dissertation examined the variety of ways regulators, innovators, and entrepreneurs co-create disruptive technological innovation in advanced industrial democracies. With a background in physics and mathematics, he also studies the deeper insights we can gain from qualitative and multi-method research and the potential for computational methods to bridge the qual-quant divide.
Beyond his research and teaching, he has worked as the Graduate Coordinator for the Network for a New Political Economy (N2PE), an interdisciplinary network of faculty and students launched at UC Berkeley that aims to rethink political economy. Before his PhD, he worked in e-commerce data production and management to drive faceted search for industrial suppliers. In his spare time, he enjoys sewing, platform economy pro-sumption, and living in California with a (legally) modified car.
- Political Economy
- Comparative Political Economy (CPE)
- Political Science
- Politics of Technology
- Comparative Politics
- Regulation & Governance (REGGOV)
- Graduate Coordinator, The Network for a New Political Economy (N2PE)
- University of California, Berkeley, PhD in Political Science, 2023
- University of California, Berkeley, MA in Political Science, 2014
- University of Chicago, MA in Social Sciences, 2011
- University of Texas, Austin, BA in Government with Special Departmental Honors, 2010
- University of Texas, BA in Physics with a minor in Mathematics, 2010
- Primary Instructor in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
- “Comparing Regulatory Processes in Genome Editing and Autonomous Vehicles: How Institutional Ecosystems Shape Sociotechnical Imaginaries” with Meghna Mukherjee, Santiago Molina, Ann Keller, and Ken Taymor as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller), Review of Policy Research (RPR), (published online January 16, 2023)
- “Moral Contestation and the Regulatory Politics of Rule-Making for Derivatives” (December 6, 2019) with J. Nicholas Ziegler and Thomas Nath, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2019-41,
- “Play Your Role: A Policymaker Simulation to Ground East Asian International Relations” (2021) with Matthew Stenberg, The Journal of Political Science Education, 17:3, 437-447, (published online July 13, 2019)
- “The Capacity Challenge: Governing in an Era of Rapid Scientific, Technological, and Economic Change” with Ann Keller, Brian Scholl, Margaret Taylor, Kenneth Taymor, Santiago Molina, Meghna Mukherjee, Alexa Tisopulos, Ryan Whitacre, and Hilary Yu as part of NSF #1735661 (PI: Ann Keller), Dryad, Dataset.