Hi, I am

Christina Strobel

About Me

Let Me Introduce Myself

I am a Ph.D. student in Economics, planning to submit my thesis in June 2019.
My research is on how the prevalence of computing and automation influences human behavior.
Computers and machines are reshaping all aspects of the economy as well as our daily lives. This raises opportunities while creating some challenges at the same time. I address some of these challenges in my dissertation by running online experiments, laboratory studies and surveys. Curious to know my answers to questions like:

  • What it is that drives people crazy about self-driving cars?
  • Do we take different risks for others than for ourselves when we program an algorithm?
  • What are the hidden costs of automation?
  • Do we share responsibility with a machine?
Have a look at my papers here or just send me a short message - I look forward to hearing from you.

My Competences

Large-scale surveys & experiments

I designed, programmed and conducted large-scale (online) surveys and experiments.

A/B testing

I used controlled online and lab studies to research human behavior.

Data analysis

I analysed big data and panel data sets by using R and STATA.

Human-computer interactions

I researched how humans react to artificial decision-making systems.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a profound knowledge of mechanical production processes.

Automation and algorithms

I am interested in how people react to the use of algorithms.

Resume

Education History

Aug 2015 - (expected) July 2019
PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.)

Thesis Title: 'Accountability and Appraisal of Artificial Intelligence' (Supervisors: Prof. Oliver Kirchkamp, Prof. Christoph Engel)

International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS Uncertainty)

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Visiting Assistant Researcher

Yale University

Host: Prof. Jason Dana

Oct 2012 - Mar 2015
M.Sc. in Managmeent & Technology

Technical University Munich

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Mechanical Engineering

Aug 2011 - Feb 2012
Semester abroad in China

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics Dalian

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting, Foreign Trade

Oct 2008 - Mar 2012
B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Main Subjects: Finance & Accounting

Work History

Aug 2015 - Okt 2018
Doctoral Research Fellow

International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World,

Research on the impact of automation on human behavior, the acceptance of self-driving cars, risk-preferences when deciding for others and the influence of an automated payment scheme on performance; using laboratory experiments and large-scale surveys

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Student Employee in Strategic Purchase and Procurement Controlling

Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH,

Optimization and management of the Supplier and Request Management System and the Supplier Performance Management System in cooperation with the internal IT-department and an external service provider; monitoring of supplier KPIs in SAP

Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Student Research Assistant at the Chair of Corporate Management (Prof. Mohnen)

Technical University Munich

Programming, conducting and supervising laboratory experiments; statistical analysis of research data; support on various research projects

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Intern in Corporate Finance Consulting

FAS AG

Support in multiple financial services and valuation projects; team lead on an internal project to develop a knowledge management system

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Management

berater e.V.

Working in and managing the student management consultancy society at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (about 60 active members; organized in JCNetwork e.V.)

Mar 2005 - Jul 2011
Student Employee

Metalltechnik Strobel e.K.

Support in project planning, controlling, accounting and production in the family-owned automotive supplier business

6

Conference Talks

4

Complete Projects

4

Awards Received

26843

Lines of Code (2019)

Skills

Office/Academia

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

LaTex

zTree, oTree, Qualtrics

Coding Skills

Python, HTML, MySQL

PHP, SQL, Java

R, STATA