Christine Harbring was born in Cologne in 1974. She studied economics at the University of Bonn as well as in Münster and Paris. In 2000, she joined the Chair of Personnel and Organizational Economics at the University of Bonn as a research assistant and completed her doctoral degree in 2003. In 2004/05 she worked as a consultant for Towers Perrin in Frankfurt and was involved in projects focusing on leadership and corporate development. In 2005, she received a grant from the German Science Foundation, short DFG, to conduct a research project at the University of Cologne, where she completed her post-doctoral Habilitation degree in 2009. In 2010, she obtained the Chair of Human Resource Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She has been head of the Chair of Organization at RWTH Aachen University since October 2010.
- Organizational and personnel economics, particularly: trust, performance measurement, organizational architecture, incentive schemes, culture, competition within organizations, careers
- Economic experiments
- Behavioral economics
- Research projects focusing on Human Resource Management processes and instruments as well as in the field of corporate development
- Analysis of corporate data and company surveys
- Conduction of experiments in the laboratory as well as in the field