Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229175
Authors: 
Feser, Daniel
Winkler-Portmann, Simon
Bischoff, Thore Sören
Bauknecht, Dierk
Bizer, Kilian
Führ, Martin
Heyen, Dirk Arne
Proeger, Till
von der Leyen, Kaja
Vogel, Moritz
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
ifh Working Paper No. 28/2021
Abstract: 
Experiments are an important governance instrument to support niche development, promote niche-regime interaction, challenge existing regimes and manage transition pathways for sustainable development. However, policy and regulatory learning of experiments are under-explored in the transition experimentation literature. Thus, this paper examines the following research question: How is the up-take of regulatory experiments for sustainability transitions influenced by their design elements and what role do institutional dynamics play in their up-take? The paper uses comparative qualitative content analysis to examine 27 international cases of regulatory experiments. We analyze the up-take of experiment results towards the three dimensions of scalability, transferability and unintended consequences. The analysis demonstrates that the timeframe, timing, political support, regulatory context, geographical particularities, selection processes, evaluation procedures, test of different design options, heterogeneity of participants and communication processes are important influencing factors for the up-take of experiment results.
Subjects: 
Governance Experiments
Up-take
Scalability
Transferability
Unintended Consequences
Institutional Conditions
JEL: 
L51
O31
Q56
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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