This paper seeks to contribute to the growing literature on cluster-policy evaluation in three ways: firstly, it focuses on regional cluster policies below the level of federal states in Germany to complement the majority of studies on federal and state-level programmes. Secondly, it adopts a public-choice perspective, whereas most existing research concentrates on methodological and conceptual issues associated with cluster-policy evaluation. Thirdly, this paper attempts to see cluster policies as a whole by linking evaluation with the practices of policy design and implementation, which are interconnected in the policy cycle.

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