Christian Grund is Professor of Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics at RWTH Aachen University. He studied economics and business administration at the Universities of Hannover (Diplom-Ökonom, 1997) and Bonn (Dr. rer. pol., 2001). He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (Graduate School of Business), Aarhus Business School and McGill University. Before he moved to Aachen in 2012, Christian Grund held professorial positions at the University of Wuerzburg and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

His research interests include personnel economics, employment relations and human resource management with a particular focus on empirical personnel research. He has published his work for instance in the Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Christian Grund joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in September 2000 and became a Research Fellow in August 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13945
forthcoming in: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12670
published in: Journal of Participation & Employee Ownership, 2020, 3, 29-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12513
publiched in: Games, 2020, 11, 61; doi:10.3390/g11040061
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11919
published in: Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Economics 2021, 90, 101596
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11403
revised version forthcoming as "Affective Commitment through Further Training: The Roles of Firm Provision and Employee Participation" in: Review of Managerial Science.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11229
Christian Grund, Axel Minten, Nevena Toporova
revised version published as 'Motivation assessments of temporary agency workers - an empirical analysis based on appraisals compiled by hiring companies' in: management revue - Socio-Economic Studies, 2019, 30, 5-39
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11065
Irina Frei, Christian Grund
published in: German Journal of Human Resource Management, 2020, 34, 371-397
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10750
published in: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2021, 32, 871-892.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10713
Benedikt Gerst, Christian Grund
published in: International Journal of Manpower 2019, 40 , 850–878
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10642
Christian Grund, Tanja Hofmann
published in: Journal of Business Economics, 2019, 89 (4), 417-445
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10038
published in: Applied Economics, 2017, 49, 1345-1350
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9982
published in: Journal of Ecconomic Behavior & Organization 145 (2018), 306-319.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9385
revised version published as 'The Role of Contract Types for Employees' Public Service Motivation' in: Schmalenbach Business Review, 2017, 18, 377-398
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8761
considerably shortened version published as "Public Good Provision in Blended Groups of Partners and Strangers" in: Economics Letters 134 (2015), 41-44
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8112
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2015, 34, 118-126
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7435
published in: Review of Managerial Science, 2015, 9, 751-777
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7361
Christian Grund, Andreas Schmitt
revised version published in: German Journal of Human Resource Management, 2016, 30, 53-75, together with Johannes Martin as an additional co-author
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7097
revised version published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy 64 (2017), 70-84
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6127
published in: International Journal of Human Resource Management 24 (2013), 2825-2850
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5464
Christian Grund, Andreas Schmitt
published in: Applied Economics, 2013, 45 (3), 299-310
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5315
revised version published in: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2012, 23 (17), 3536-3558
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5284
revised version published in: Schmalenbach Business Review, 2012, 64, 101-124
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4812
Christian Grund, Jan Höcker, Stefan Zimmermann
revised version published as 'Incidence and Consequences of Risk Taking Behavior in Tournaments - Evidence from the NBA' in: Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51 (2), 1489–1501
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4297
published in: Journal of Economics and Statistics - Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2013, 233(5+6), 619-637
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3382
revised (consirably shortened) version published as 'Subjective performance appraisal and inequality aversion' in: Applied Economics, 2012, 44 (17), 2149 - 2155
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3017
published as "The Anatomy of Performance Appraisals in Germany" in: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2009, 20 (10), 2049-2065
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2012
revised version published as "Evidence on Performance Pay and Risk Aversion" in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (1), 8-11
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1879
published in: Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2007, 163 (2), 313-335
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1816
revised version published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2008, 29(5), 410-422
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1402
revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2008, 61 (4), 485-501
IZA Discussion Paper No. 875
revised version published in: European Journal of Law and Economics, 2006, 22, 49-71
IZA Discussion Paper No. 647
revised version published in: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2005, 14 (1), 187-207
IZA Discussion Paper No. 605
revised version published in: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2005, 16 (1), 104-119
IZA Discussion Paper No. 387
completely revised version published as IZA DP No. 1879
IZA Discussion Paper No. 221
revised version published as 'Do Firms Pay for Perceived Risks at Work?' in: Schmalenbach Business Review. 2001, 53 (July), 229-229;
see IZA Reprints 99/01