Christine Binzel is Professor of Economics: Economy and Society of the Middle East at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Her research interests are in the fields of development economics, applied microeconomics, and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Christine Binzel studied economics at Hamburg University, Aarhus University, and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and received her PhD in economics from Humboldt University of Berlin in 2010. After a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College in 2010/2011, she joined Heidelberg University as a postdoctoral researcher. During this time, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School (2012) and at UC Berkeley (2014).
She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2010 and became a Research Fellow in July 2014.