Prof. Dr. Kai Wegrich

Professor of Public Administration & Public Policy

Kai Wegrich teaches Public Administration and Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance. He is a political scientist with degrees from the Freie Universität Berlin and Potsdam University. Prior to the Hertie School, Wegrich held positions at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Potsdam University, the RAND Corporation and the London School of Economics. Kai Wegrich is European Editor of Public Administration and co-editor of the book series on Executive Politics & Governance (with Palgrave).

Curriculum Vitae

Kai Wegrich's curriculum vitae is available online or as download.


Explore selected publications by Kai Wegrich on the Hertie School Research Repository or download an overview here.

TV Shows and Public Administration – A Watching List

Should I watch TV or read literature on public management, politics and governance? Do both, says Professor Kai Wegrich. Explore his ultimate watching list for all you politics buffs with everything from House of Cards to Borgen - DR and Orange is the New Black on The Governance Post. [more]

New publications


  • Lodge, M., & Wegrich, K. (2016) 'The rationality paradox of Nudge: rational tools of government in a world of bounded rationality', Law & Policy

Research & Expertise

Professor Wegrich's key areas of research interest and expertise are:

  • Executive politics
  • Public sector reform
  • Regulation

Contact Details

Simone Dudziak
Faculty Assistant to Kai Wegrich and Genia Kostka
Phone: +49 (0)30 259 219 -304
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 219-111
Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy