Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster





Stefan Wurster (b. 1980) conducts research on policy analysis in areas closely linked to sustainability such as education, research, innovation, environmental policy and energy policy. His specific research interests include the comparison of democracies and autocracies as well as different instruments of policy regulation.

Wurster studied political science, history and public law in Heidelberg and Barcelona. In 2010 he was awarded a PhD with distinction (summa cum laude). From 2009 to 2015 he was a research associate in Heidelberg. In 2010 he commenced a postdoctoral research project on “Sustainability and Regime Type”, successfully completing the interim evaluation in 2013. From 2012 to 2015 he coordinated a doctoral study program on the “Performance of Politics in Autocratic and Democratic Regimes” and from 2015 to 2016 he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Trier. Since 2016 he has been professor of policy analysis at TUM’s Bavarian School of Public Policy.

Key Publications

  • Barnea, Gil; Hagemann, Christian; Wurster, Stefan: Policy instruments matter: Support schemes for renewable energy capacity in worldwide comparison. Energy Policy 168, 2022, 113093 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Djeffal, Christian; Siewert, Markus B.; Wurster, Stefan: Role of the state and responsibility in governing artificial intelligence: a comparative analysis of AI strategies. Journal of European Public Policy 29 (11), 2022, 1-23 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Hörisch, Felix; Wurster, Stefan; Siewert, Markus B.: Large-Scale and Green? The German Covid-19 Stimulus Package in International Comparison. German Politics, 2022, 1-28 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • König, Pascal D; Wurster, Stefan; Siewert, Markus B: Consumers are willing to pay a price for explainable, but not for green AI. Evidence from a choice-based conjoint analysis. Big Data & Society 9 (1), 2022, 205395172110696 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Barnea, Gil; Hagemann, Christian; Wurster, Stefan: Regulation Matters Support Schemes for Renewable Energy Capacity in Worldwide Comparison. SSRN Electronic Journal, 2021 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Hörisch, Felix; Wurster, Stefan: The Policies of the First Green-Red Government in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, 2011–2016. Politische Vierteljahresschrift 60 (3), 2019, 513-538 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Wurster, Stefan; Hagemann, Christian: Expansion of Renewable Energy in Federal Settings: Austria, Belgium, and Germany in Comparison. The Journal of Environment & Development 29 (1), 2019, 147-168 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Wurster, Stefan; Hagemann, Christian: Two ways to success expansion of renewable energies in comparison between Germany's federal states. Energy Policy 119, 2018, 610-619 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Wurster, Stefan: Comparing ecological sustainability in autocracies and democracies. Contemporary Politics 19 (1), 2013, 76-93 mehr… Volltext ( DOI )
  • Wurster, Stefan: Zukunftsvorsorge in Deutschland - Ein Vergleich der Bildungs-, Forschungs-, Umwelt-, und Energiepolitik. Baden-Baden, 2010 mehr…