Person

Dr. rer. pol., Universitätsprofessorin

Christine Harbring

Christine Harbring
Chair of Organization

Address

Building: 1050

Room: 632

Templergraben 64

52062 Aachen

Contact

WorkPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 93344
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92348

Office Hours

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Research interests

Organizational Economics, Personnel Economics, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Experiments in Virtual Reality

Biography

Christine Harbring studied economics at the University of Bonn where she received her degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 2000. She joined the Chair of Personnel and Organizational Economics at the University of Bonn as a research assistant and completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Experimental Studies on Incentives in Organizations“ in 2003. The dissertation was awarded with the Heinz Sauermann Dissertation Prize for the best experimental thesis in economics in 2002/3. In 2004/5 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 (DFG) to conduct a research project „On Trust and Performance Management in Organizations“. She worked on the project at the University of Cologne where she finished her Habilitation in 2009. In 2010, she was appointed as a Full Professor for Human Resource Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since October 2010 she has been Head of the Chair of Organization at RWTH University of Aachen.

Editor: German Journal of Human Resource Management
Research Fellow: IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor)

Teaching

Lectures and seminars in the field of personnel, organizational as well as experimental economics at the following insitutions for Bachelor, Master, Doctoral students as well as professionals/executives:

RWTH Aachen University, RWTH International Academy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hector School of Engineering and Management, University of Freiburg, London School of Economics, University of Cologne, University of Bonn

Selected Publications

Butz, B. and C. Harbring (Forthcoming): Tipping in Charity - A Field Experiment in Charitable Giving on Free Walking Tours. In: Journal of Business Economics.

Butz, B. and C. Harbring (2021): The Effect of Disclosing Identities in a Socially Incentivized Public Good Game. In: Games, 12 (2), 32.

Graff, J. F., Grund, C. and C. Harbring (2020): Competing on the Holodeck - The effect of virtual peers and heterogeneity in dynamic tournaments. In: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 90.

Grund, C., Harbring, C., Thommes, K. and K. R. Tilkes (2020): Decisions on Extending Group Membership: Evidence from a Public Good Experiment. In: Games, 11 (4), 61.

Butz, B. and C. Harbring (2019): Donations as an Incentive for Cooperation in Public Good Games. In: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 85.

Danilov, A., Harbring, C. and B. Irlenbusch (2019): Helping under a combination of team and tournament incentives. In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 162, 120-135.

Kampkötter, P., Harbring, C. and D. Sliwka (2018): Job Rotation and Employee Performance - Evidence from a Longitudinal Study in the Financial Services Industry. In: International Journal of Human Resource Management 29(10), 1709-1735.

Grund, C., Harbring, C. and K. Thommes (2017): Group (Re-) formation in public good games: The tale of the bad apple? In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 145, 306-319.

Bönsch, A., Wendt, J., Overath, H., Gürerk, Ö., Harbring, C., Grund, C., Kittsteiner, T., Kuhlen, T. (2017): Peers at Work: Economic Real-Effort Experiments in the Presence of Virtual Co-workers In: 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Los Angeles, CA 2017-03-18 - 2017-03-22.

Grund, C., Bryson, A., Dur, R., Harbring, C., Koch, A. K., Lazear, E. P. (2017): Personnel economics: A research field comes of age In: German Journal of Human Resource Management, 31 (2), 101-107.

Grund, C., Harbring, C. and K. Thommes (2015): Public Good Provision in Blended Groups of Partners and Strangers. Economics Letters 134, 41-44.

Berger, J., Harbring, C. and D. Sliwka (2013): Performance Appraisals and the Impact of Forced Distribution – An Experimental Investigation. Management Science 59, 54-68.

Harbring, C. and B. Irlenbusch (2011): Sabotage in Tournaments – Evidence from the Laboratory. Management Science 57, 611-628.

Gürtler, O. and C. Harbring (2010): Feedback in Tournaments under Commitment Problems: Theory and Experimental Evidence. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 19, 771-810.

Harbring, C. and B. Irlenbusch (2008): How Many Winners are Good to Have? – On Tournaments with Sabotage. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 65, 682-702.

Harbring, C., Irlenbusch, B., Kräkel, M. and R. Selten (2007): Sabotage in Corporate Contests: An Experimental Analysis. International Journal of the Economics of Business 14 (3), 367-392.

Harbring, C. and B. Irlenbusch (2003): An Experimental Study on Tournament Design. Labour Economics 10, 443-464.

 

Full List of Publications

Source Author(s)
[Contribution to a book, Journal Article]
The Effect of Disclosing Identities in a Socially Incentivized Public Good Game
In: Games / Molecular Diversity Preservation International, 12 (2), 32, 2021
[DOI: 10.3390/g12020032]
Butz, Britta (Corresponding author)
Harbring, Christine
[Journal Article]
Competing on the Holodeck - The effect of virtual peers and heterogeneity in dynamic tournaments
In: Journal of behavioral and experimental economics, 90, 101596, 2020
[DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2020.101596]
Graff, Jan Frederik (Corresponding author)
Grund, Christian
Harbring, Christine
[Journal Article]
Decisions on Extending Group Membership : Evidence from a Public Good Experiment
In: Games, 11 (4), 61, 2020
[DOI: 10.3390/g11040061]
Grund, Christian
Harbring, Christine
Thommes, Kirsten
Tilkes, Katja Rebecca (Corresponding author)
[Journal Article]
Donations as an incentive for cooperation in public good games
In: Journal of behavioral and experimental economics, 85, 101510, 2019
[DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2019.101510]
Butz, Britta
Harbring, Christine (Corresponding author)
[Journal Article]
Helping under a combination of team and tournament incentives
In: Journal of economic behavior & organization, 162, 120-135, 2019
[DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.03.013]
Danilov, Anastasia (Corresponding author)
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
Group (Re-) formation in public good games: The tale of the bad apple?
In: Journal of economic behavior & organization, 145, 306-319, 2017
[DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.009]
Grund, Christian
Harbring, Christine (Corresponding author)
Thommes, Kirsten
[Journal Article]
Personnel economics: A research field comes of age
In: German journal of human resource management, 31 (2), 101-107, 2017
[DOI: 10.1177/2397002216684998]
Grund, Christian (Corresponding author)
Bryson, Alex
Dur, Robert
Harbring, Christine
Koch, Alexander K.
Lazear, Edward P.
[Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Peers at work: Economic real-effort experiments in the presence of virtual co-workers
In: 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) : proceedings : March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA / Evan Suma Rosenberg, David M. Krum, Zachary Wartell, Betty Mohler, Sabarish V. Babu, Frank Steinicke, and Victoria Interrante ; sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, Visialization and Graphics Technical Committee, 301-302, 2017
[DOI: 10.1109/VR.2017.7892296]
Bönsch, Andrea (Corresponding author)
Wendt, Jonathan (Corresponding author)
Overath, Heiko (Corresponding author)
Gürerk, Özgür (Corresponding author)
Harbring, Christine (Corresponding author)
Grund, Christian (Corresponding author)
Kittsteiner, Thomas (Corresponding author)
Kuhlen, Torsten (Corresponding author)
[Poster]
Peers at Work: Economic Real-Effort Experiments in the Presence of Virtual Co-workers
In: 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Los Angeles, CA 2017-03-18 - 2017-03-22, 2017
Bönsch, Andrea (Corresponding author)
Wendt, Jonathan
Overath, Heiko
Gürerk, Özgür
Harbring, Christine
Grund, Christian
Kittsteiner, Thomas
Kuhlen, Torsten
[Journal Article]
Job rotation and employee performance - evidence from a longitudinal study in the financial services industry
In: International journal of human resource management, 1-27, 2016
[DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1209227]
Kampkötter, Patrick
Harbring, Christine
Sliwka, Dirk (Corresponding author)
[Report]
Group (Re-)formation in Public Good Games : The Tale of the Bad Apple
In: Diskussion Paper Series 9982, 2016
Grund, Christian (Corresponding author)
Harbring, Christine
Thommes, Kirsten
[Journal Article]
Public Good Provision in Blended Groups of Partners and Strangers
In: Economics letters, 134, 41-44, 2015
[DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.06.008]
Grund, Christian (Corresponding author)
Harbring, Christine
Thommes, Kirsten
[Report]
Cooperation in Diverse Teams : The Role of Temporary Group Membership
In: Discussion Paper / IZA 8761, 2015
Grund, Christian (Corresponding author)
Harbring, Christine
Thommes, Kirsten
[Report]
Experimental Economics in Virtual Reality, 2014
Gürerk, Özgür (Corresponding author)
Bönsch, Andrea
Braun, Lucas
Grund, Christian
Harbring, Christine
Kittsteiner, Thomas
Staffeldt, Andreas
[Journal Article]
Trust and Control at the Workplace : Evidence from Representative Samples of Employees in Europe
In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik = Journal of economics and statistics, 233 (5/6), 619-637, 2013
Grund, Christian
Harbring, Christine
[Journal Article]
Performance Appraisals and the Impact of Forced Distribution - An Experimental Investigation
In: Management science, 59 (1), 54-68, 2013
[DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.1120.1624]
Harbring, Christine (Author)
Berger, Johannes (Author)
Sliwka, Dirk (Author)
[Journal Article]
Sabotage in tournaments : evidence from a laboratory experiment
In: Management science, 57 (4), 611-627, 2011
[DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.1100.1296]
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Report]
Performance Appraisals and the Impact of Forced Distribution : an Experimental Investigation
In: Discussion paper series / IZA 5020, 2010
Harbring, Christine
Sliwka, Dirk
Berger, Johannes
[Contribution to a book]
The Analysis of Incentives in Firms : an Experimental Approach
In: The Selten school of behavioral economics : a collection of essays in honor of Reinhard Selten / Hrsg. Axel Ockenfels..., 221-241, 2010
[DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13983-3_14]
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
Sutter, Matthias
Sliwka, Dirk
[Journal Article]
On the Effect of Incentive Schemes on Trust and Trustworthiness
In: Journal of institutional and theoretical economics : JITE, 166 (4), 690-714, 2010
[DOI: 10.1628/093245610793524938]
Harbring, Christine
[Journal Article]
Feedback in Tournaments under Commitment Problem : Experimental Evidence
In: Journal of economics & management strategy : JEMS, 19 (3), 771-810, 2010
[DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9134.2010.00269.x]
Gürtler, Oliver
Harbring, Christine
[Report]
Trust and Control - Evidence from Representative Samples in Europe
In: Discussion paper series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4297, 2009
Harbring, Christine
Grund, Christian
[Report]
Sabotage in Tournaments : Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment
In: Discussion paper series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4205, 2009
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Contribution to a book]
Zur Fairness von Entlohnungsformen : Einsichten aus einem Experiment mit Kommunikation
In: Governance und Marktdesign : auf der Suche nach den besten 'Spielregeln' ; Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Praxis und Politik / Heinrich Tschochohei; Stefan Zimmermann (Hrsg.), 231-263, 2009
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
How Many Winners are Good to Have? On Tournaments with Sabotage
In: Journal of economic behavior & organization : JEBO, 65 (3/4), 682-702, 2008
[DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2006.03.004]
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
On the Competition of Asymmetric Agents
In: German economic review : GER, 9 (3), 373-395, 2008
[DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0475.2008.00438.x]
Harbring, Christine
Lünser, Gabriele K.
[Report]
Feedback in Tournaments under Commitment Problems : Theory and Experimental Evidence
In: Discussion paper series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 3111, 2007
Harbring, Christine
Gürtler, Oliver
[Journal Article]
Verhandlungen über Lohndifferentiale - Einsichten aus einem Experiment mit Kommunikation
In: Die Betriebswirtschaft : DBW, 67 (2), 201-223, 2007
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
Sabotage in Corporate Contests : an Experimental Analysis
In: International journal of the economics of business, 14 (3), 367-392, 2007
[DOI: 10.1080/13571510701597445]
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
Kräkel, Matthias
Selten, Reinhard
[Journal Article]
The Effect of Communication in Incentive Systems : an Experimental Study
In: Managerial and decision economics : MDE, 27 (5), 333-353, 2006
[DOI: 10.1002/mde.1266]
Harbring, Christine
[Journal Article]
Incentives in Tournaments with Endogenous Prize Selection
In: Journal of institutional and theoretical economics : JITE, 161 (4), 636-663, 2005
[DOI: 10.1628/093245605775075951]
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
Experimental Studies on Incentives in Organizations
In: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung : (ZfP) = German journal of research in human resource management, 19 (4), 398-400, 2005
Harbring, Christine
[Report]
Reconnecting with Employees : Gewinnen, Binden und Motivieren von Mitarbeitern als Beitrag zum Unternehmenserfolg ; Deutschland-Bericht des europäischen Towers Perrin Talent Reports 2004, 2004
Sebald, Harriet
Langner, Uta
Harbring, Christine
[Book, Dissertation / PhD Thesis]
Experimental Studies on Incentives in Organizations
In: Dissertation.de 901, 2004
Harbring, Christine
[Contribution to a book]
Ökonomische Analyse der Professorenbesoldungsreform in Deutschland
In: Bildung / hrsg. von Wolfgang Franz ..., 197-219, 2004
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
Kräkel, Matthias
Backes-Gellner, Uschi
[Journal Article]
Anreize zu produktiven und destruktiven Anstrengungen durch relative Entlohnung
In: Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung : Zfbf = Schmalenbach business review, 56 (9), 546-576, 2004
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
Dafür gehen Mitarbeiter die Extra-Meile
In: Sales-Business : der Navigator für Vertrieb, Verkauf und Strategie, 13 (11), 26-28, 2004
Minten, Marcus
Harbring, Christine
[Journal Article]
Mehr Geld ungleich mehr Engagement
In: Behörden-Spiegel : unabhängige Zeitung für den Öffentlichen Dienst, 20, 2004
Harbring, Christine
Sebald, Harriet
[Journal Article]
Engagement lässt sich nicht kaufen
In: Personal : Zeitschrift für Human Resource Management, 2004 (56), 6-9, 2004
Harbring, Christine
Sebald, Harriet
[Contribution to a book]
Zur Interaktion von Arbeitgeber und Arbeitnehmern in Turnieren mit Sabotage
In: Personalmanagement, 19-41, 2003
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Contribution to a book, Journal Article]
An Experimental Study on Tournament Design
In: Labour economics, 10 (4), 443-464, 2003
[DOI: 10.1016/S0927-5371(03)00034-4]
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Contribution to a book]
Kooperation in kollektiven und kompetitiven Entlohnungsschemata : Eine experimentelle Studie
In: Modellgestützte Personalentscheidungen : [Workshop zu Modellgestützten Personalentscheidungen ; 8 (Frankfurt, Main) : 2001] / Hugo Kossbiel; Thomas Spengler (Hg.), 29-49, 2002
Harbring, Christine
[Contribution to a book]
Eine experimentelle Studie zur strategischen Wahl von Entlohnungsschemata
In: Theorie der Unternehmung / Schriftl. Horst Albach ..., 175-193, 2001
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Journal Article]
Sabotage in Beförderungsturnieren
In: E-HR-Personalarbeit : CoPers, 9 (8), 2001
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd
[Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings]
Zuckerbrot oder Peitsche? - Eine experimentelle Studie zu relativen Leistungsturnieren
In: Flexibilisierungstendenzen in der betrieblichen Personalpolitik : Anreize, Arbeitszeiten und Qualifikation ; Beiträge zum 3. Köln-Bonner Kolloquium zur Personalökonomie / Uschi Backes-Gellner ... (Hg.), 39-65, 2000
Harbring, Christine
Irlenbusch, Bernd