Dr. rer. pol., Universitätsprofessor

Christian Grund

Christian Grund
Chair of Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics


Building: 1050

Room: 634

Templergraben 64

52056 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 93355
Fax: +49 241 80 92356

Office Hours

nach Vereinbarung / by arrangement


Christian Grund was born in Minden/Westfalen in 1971. His first degree in business and economics was awarded in 1997 by the University of Hannover. In 2001 he received a doctoral degree and in 2005 a post-doctoral Habilitation degree, both from the University of Bonn. As a visiting research scholar, he spent periods abroad at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in the USA and the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark. Having held chairs at the Universities of Würzburg and Duisburg-Essen, he came to RWTH Aachen University in October 2012 to head the Chair of Human Resource Management and Personnel Economics. Christian Grund is a research fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), a research affiliate of the Center for Corporate Performance (Copenhagen Business School), and is also editor in chief of the German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management (ZfP).

Research Interests

  • Personnel economics and organizational theory
  • Incentive provision in organizations
  • Corporate remuneration and career policy
  • Temporary (agency) work
  • Industrial relations

Selected Publications

  • Grund, C.; Rubin, M. (2017): Social Comparisons of Wage Increases and Job Satisfaction. In: Applied Economics 49 (2017), 1345-1350.
  • Grund, C.; Harbring, C.; Thommes, K. (2015): Public Good Provision in Blended Groups of Partners and Strangers. In: Economic Letters 134, S. 41-44.
  • Grund, C. (2015): Gender Pay Gaps among Highly Educated Professionals: Compensation Components Do Matter. In: Labour Economics 34, S. 118-126.
  • Grund, C.; Walter, T. (2015): Management Compensation and the Economic Crisis – Longitudinal Evidence from the German Chemical Sector. In: Review of Managerial Science 9 (4), S. 751-777.
  • Grund, Christian; Martin, Johannes; Minten, Axel (2015): Beschäftigungsstruktur und Zufriedenheit von Zeitarbeitnehmern in Deutschland. In: Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 67, 138-169.
  • Grund, C. (2013): Job Preferences Revealed by Employee Initiated Job Change. In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24, 2825-2850.
  • Grund, Christian; Schmitt, Andreas (2013): Works Councils, Wages, and Job Satisfaction. In: Applied Economics, 45, 299-310.
  • Grund, C.; Höcker, J.; Zimmermann,S. (2013): Incidence and Consequences of Risk Taking Behavior in Tournaments – Evidence from the NBA. In: Economic Inquiry, 51, 1489-1501.
  • Grund, Christian (2012): Determinants of Further Training: Evidence for Germany. In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23, 3536-3558.