Adam Michael Parker

Adam Michael Parker


The Political Economy of Labor Automation

Research Interest

Adam M. Parker is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University with anticipated graduation in May 2023. He is currently on the job market seeking opportunities for the academic year 2023-2024.

Mr. Parker's research interests span issues in international and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on labor and technology. His dissertation examines the role of unions in shaping the response of labor to the perceived threat of automation, drawing on case studies from United States history. He uses a mix of quantitative methods and archival research in his work.

Prior to embarking on his Ph.D. studies, Mr. Parker worked in research support and data analysis in Washington, D.C., first with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution and later with GreenZone Solutions (now an Ambit company). In 2013 he graduated with an M.A. in global policy studies from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from Case Western Reserve University, where he majored in economics (honors) and political science (honors). His honors thesis in economics, under the mentorship of Dr. Silvia Prina, was recognized as the outstanding capstone project of his graduating class.