Professorship for Policy Analysis

Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster

Office: B.260

Phone: 089/ 907793 - 250


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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

  • 2021: Wurster, Stefan &  Steffen J. Schlosser. Sovereign Wealth Funds as Sustainability Instruments? Disclosure of Sustainability Criteria in Worldwide Comparison. Sustainability 13: 5565.
  • 2020: Wurster, Stefan & Christian Hagemann. The Expansion of Renewable Energy in Federal Settings: Austria, Belgium and Germany in Comparison. Journal of Environment and Development 29(1): 147-168.
  • 2019: Hörisch, Felix & Stefan Wurster. The Policies of the First Green-Red Government in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, 2011–2016 A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Different Policy Sectors. Politische Vierteljahresschrift 60( 3): 513–538.
  • 2018: Wurster, Stefan & Christian Hagemann. Two Ways to Success: Expansion of Renewable Energies in Comparison Between Germany’s Federal States. Energy Policy 119: 610-619. 
  • 2010: Wurster, Stefan. Zukunftsvorsorge in Deutschland - Ein Vergleich der Bildungs-, Forschungs-, Umwelt-, und Energiepolitik, Baden-Baden: Nomos, zugl. Diss. Universität Heidelberg.