Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department für Agrarökonomie


PolDeRBio addresses the lack of a comprehensive policy design perspective on the development of bioeconomy policies that pay attention to the resilience of the bio-based production systems (BBPS) on which bioeconomies rest. It combines a ‘new’ policy design perspective with historical and discursive institutionalism and resilience thinking in order to develop and apply tools to assess the bioeconomy policies in 49 countries. PolDeRBio analyses national bioeconomy policies as institutionalization of country-specific bioeconomy discourses, which at the same time contribute to and are an expression of the capability of the developing bioeconomy state. By conceptualising bioeconomy policies as the institutionalization of policy ideas, the research project creates the ‘bioeconomy state’ embedded in institutional trajectories, socio-economic conditions and ecological challenges. PolDeRBio stimulates cross-national policy learning and contributes to more effective and efficient policy design for resilient bioeconomies.


Laufzeit: 01.08.2019 – 28.02.2023

Mittelgeber: BMBF

Projektleiter: Peter H. Feindt

Bearbeitung: Maria Proestou, Nicolai Schulz (since July 2020), Giorgio Varanini (since October 2022)
Katrin Daedlow (to Dec 2019), Narimeh Paeplow (SHK), Jonas von Pfister (SHK)