Konrad Posch

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


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.

Research Areas

  • 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

Prior Experience

  • Primary Instructor in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications