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dr. Christine Prokop

Assistant Professor

Cubicus building, room C-331
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Dr. Christine Prokop is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration (PA) within the Faculty of Behavioral, Management & Social Sciences (BMS). Before joining BMS, she was researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences (University of Oldenburg, Germany). Christine received her PhD from the University of Oldenburg. Her work employs a behavioral public administration perspective with an emphasis on attitudes and behavior of public servants. She is particularly interested in how the technological development shapes the provision of public services for public employees and citizens. She specialized in using methods of causal inference.


-        Public employees’ attitudes and behavior 
-        Digital technologies and algorithmic tools in public services 
-        Experimental public administration research


-        Risk aversion, prosociality, dishonesty, discrimination 
-        Algorithmic decision making and predictive analytics in public services 
-        Social Media communication of public organizations 
-        Health care provision in the tech-based society


  • Die individuelle Meinung öffentlich Beschäftigter zu Public Policies. Eine empirische Untersuchung am Beispiel einer Anti-Diskriminierungsmaßnahme (Public Servants’ Individual Opinion Towards Public Policies. An empirical Investigation using the Example of an Anti-Discrimination Instrument), der moderne staat, 2020 (accepted)
  • Representative Bureaucracy and Public Hiring Preferences. Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment among German Municipal Civil Servants and Private Sector Employees, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 30 (4) 2020: 596-618, with Michael Jankowski and Markus Tepe,
  • Do future bureaucrats punish more? The Effect of PSM and studying Public Administration on Contributions and Punishment in a Public Goods Game, International Public Management Journal, 23 (1) 2020: 84-112, with Markus Tepe,
  • Risk attitudes, gender, and risk behavior: Evidence from two laboratory experiments, in Debus Marc, Jan Sauermann, Markus Tepe: Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie, 2019, Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 145-178,
  • Are future bureaucrats more risk averse? The effect of studying public administration and PSM on risk preferences, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 28 (2) 2018: 182-196, with Markus Tepe,
  • Laboratory experiments: Their potential for public management research, in Oliver James, Sebastian Jilke and Gregg Van Ryzin: Experiments in Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017: 139-164, with Markus Tepe