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Work package 5: Macro-comparative quantitative Policy-Analysis

The aim of the macro-comparative policy analysis is to collect data on varying international policy instruments and their specific impact on reducing the use and consumption of electricity. It will be tested if the models that were constructed in working packages 1, 2, 3 and 4can be verified by cross-national empirical data. The largely unexplored potential of evidence-based policy-making shall be used to determine, via cross-national statistical analyses, which policy instruments produce a noticeable and sustainable impact on consumption behavior, and how and why implementation and success depends on specific national contexts.
For pursuing this aim, data on 30 to 40 countries will be collected regarding the application of various policy instruments and other factors for reducing electricity consumption in private households. This data will be analyzed with multiple regression analyses. Policy instruments include hand measures by which the consumption behavior of private households is directly affected, but also measures with indirect effects primarily shaping and altering the environment of consumers.
The final aim of this macro-quantitative policy analysis is to generate models that allow specifications as to how and in which combinations internationally varying policy instruments lead to different policy outcomes.


Coordination: Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider (Universität Konstanz)
Team: Dr. Marc Tenbücken (Content5, München)
  Nadja Schorowsky, Dipl.-Verw.wiss. (Universität Konstanz)
Contact:  Volker Schneider