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 May 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?
  • 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.
  • Name:Christina Strobel
  • Email:cs@christina-strobel.de
  • Address:Andreestrasse 11, 80634 Munich, Germany
  • Phone:+49 176-82108985

What I look for

  • Academic Work
  • Assistant Professorship/PostDoc in Economics
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Experimental Economics
    • Automation and Human Behavior
    Integrity, Corporate Governance and Emerging Technologies
    • Integrity Solutions
    • Algorithm Ethics
    • Data Donation
    Policy Advisory
    • (Humanized) Data Sharing
    • Acceptance of Autonomous Systems
    • Algorithm Explainability
    • Machine Learning

    My Competences

    Large-scale online surveys/experiments

    I design, program and conduct large-scale online surveys and experiments.

    Lab studies

    I use experimental lab studies to research on human behavior.

    Big Data analysis

    I can analyse big data sets by using R or STATA.

    Human-computer interactions

    I researched how humans react to an artificial decision-making system.

    Mechanical Engineering

    I have a profound knowledge of mechanical processes.

    Automation and algorithms

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


    Education History

    Aug 2015 - (expected) May 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 Chairman 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 business (automotive supplier)


    Conference Talks


    Complete Projects


    Awards Received


    Lines of Codes



    Word, Excel, PowerPoint


    zTree, oTree, Qualtrics

    Coding Skills

    Python, HTML, MySQL

    PHP, SQL, Java

    R, STATA