Peter Auer

Peter Auer
International Labour Organization | ILO · Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department

PhD

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Introduction
Peter Auer formerly headed the Employment Research and Analysis Unit, International Labour Organization. Peter's main research topics were international labour market analysis, policies and regulations.

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Publications (62)
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Gerhard Bosch has a broad area of research in the field of work and employment, similar to mine and so we have met at many occasions and worked also once together for a longer period on a reader on European labour market institutions. I was always intrigued by the relevance of his work for mine and the similarity of views, although we had also diff...
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In response to the global recession, many multinational companies (MNCs) in the auto industry adjusted labour levels in their plants around the world. This paper examines the responses of Ford, GM, and Bosch in relation to plants in their home countries and in their subsidiary companies in Australia. The case studies revealed the emergence of 'hybr...
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The term ‘flexicurity’ was coined by politicians, researchers and, most prominently, the European Commission as an encompassing labour market reform agenda for the 27 member countries of the European Union. As part of the European social model it offered an alternative to the Anglo Saxon ‘flexibility of the labour market’ mantra and attracted wides...
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At the 2008 SASE meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica, David Marsden organized a session on the prospects for a renewed institutional labour economics. The debate began with introductory remarks by Paul Osterman, who sketched out an argument that at the time was still in its very early stages. The introduction and the subsequent comments were found by t...
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The presumed effects of globalisation on the economies and the labour markets of the world have triggered a new interest in the working of institutions in general and in labour market institutions in particular. The stylised facts in this debate seem to be: globalisation introduces more volatility in labour markets, “Rigid” labour market institutio...
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Dominant voices within the policy establishments, in India as well as international financial institutions, have been strong advocates of the view that labour market rigidities are major obstacles to improving economic and labour market performance. In such a view, labour market regulation not only hurts growth but also goes against the interest of...
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Les auteurs remettent en cause l'idee en vogue selon laquelle les relations d'emploi durables appartiendraient au passe. Ils examinent l'evolution de l'anciennete des travailleurs, en tenant compte des effets de l'âge, de la conjoncture, de l'incidence du travail temporaire et d'autres facteurs susceptibles d'affecter la stabilite et la securite de...
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The authors challenge the popular idea that the long-term employment relationship is a thing of the past. Focusing on trends in employment tenure, they also investigate the effects of age, the business cycle, temporary employment and other factors relevant to job stability and job security. Although perceived job insecurity has been rising, the lab...
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En este trabajo se argumenta que para proporcionar trabajo decente -entendido como trabajo formal con cobertura de seguridad social- en Argentina, Brasil y México las políticas económicas y sociales de estos países se deben concentrar en la creación de empleo. En los años 1990, la liberalización comercial y financiera y las políticas liberales vinc...
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In this paper we argue that Argentina, Brazil and Mexico must focus economic and social policies on creating employment if they want to provide decent work (i.e. formal jobs with social security coverage). During the 1990s, financial and trade liberalization and the associated laissez-faire policies did not deliver in terms of growth or employment...
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Ce travail s’est fixé pour objectif de formuler des fondements théoriques des politiques actives du marché du travail en Afrique. En s’appuyant sur la théorie des trajectoires notionnelles, un modèle dynamique de l’emploi a été développé. L’analyse du modèle montre que lorsque la population active adopte des stratégies évolutives d’offre de travail...
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This book examines the state of the stable employment relationship in the context of an increasingly precarious labour market. The traditional employment relationship is viewed as having been permanently undermined by mass dismissals and high unemployment; globalization and technological change are seen as causing an unstoppable rise in precarity a...
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Are job losses and the degradation of working conditions in the developed world due to globalization and the offshoring of jobs? Contrary to popular beliefs and fears, most economic analysis evaluating the long-term and global implications of the internationalization of employment does not support this view. Yet for workers who have been displaced,...
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Arguing that economic policies in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico favor markets over institutions and the international economy over the domestic - to the detriment of the workforce in those countries - Meeting the Employment Challenge presents extensive evidence in support of placing employment concerns at the center of economic and social policies....
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The author reports on a joint ILO/France symposium, which was concerned with the internationalization of employment. The participants sought to determine whether and how far fears fuelled by globalization are justified. Globalization today is characterized by the internationalization of employment along value chains, with the concomitant relocation...
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Cet ouvrage présente une discussion du concept de "flexicurité" appliquée à la variété des expériences nationales européennes. Il montre que, loin de se résumer à un dilemme entre un supposé "modèle nordique" et un supposé "modèle anglo-saxon", les expériences européennes rassemblent des réussites plus variées, notamment dans le cas des pays "conti...
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In a follow-up to former studies on the resilience of the long-term job in Europe, the present study asks whether, on average, long tenure of a country’s workforce is good or bad for productivity growth. While there is concern that high average tenure indicates a “rigid” labour market with low adjustment capacity to structural change and with an as...
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The paper finds that a cluster of OECD countries that might be called "numerically flexible" does in fact demonstrate good labour market results: employment rates overall and rates for relevant groups (young/female/older) are higher and unemployment is lower than in countries with less numerical flexibility as measured by employment tenure and tenu...
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Active labour market policies (ALMPs) are found in almost all countries of the world but differ in amplitude, design and implementation. Comprising an array of measures, ALMPs can take the form of special support for job searching, and training and education for the unemployed, and various other subsidies and job creation activities. While providin...
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La mondialisation et les délocalisations qui l'accompagnent sont-elles à l'origine des pertes d'emploi et de la dégradation des conditions de travail ? Toutes les analyses économiques réfutent cette idée, lorsqu'elles prennent en compte les effets d'ensemble au niveau national ou global et de long terme. Mais ce qui compte, pour les personnes direc...
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L'un des principaux points du débat sur la flexibilité du marché du L travail est l’effet de la législation censée protéger l’emploi sur le niveau et la qualité de celui-ci. Certains estiment que les réglementations qui protègent contre le licenciement en accroissent le coût, si bien que les employeurs recrutent moins, ont recours à des contrats de...
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This study asks whether, on average, long tenure of a country’s workforce is good or bad for productivity growth. While there is concern that high average tenure indicates a “rigid” labour market with low adjustment capacity to structural change and with an assumed detrimental eff ct on productivity, the findings of the study do not support such a...
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Introducción -- La resistencia de la relación de empleo a largo plazo -- La "Flexiguridad" mediante las políticas e instituciones del mercado de trabajo en Dinamarca -- Flexibilidad, estabilidad e interacción entre la protección del empleo y las políticas de mercado de trabajo en Francia -- Estabilidad y cambio: el sistema de empleo Japonés bajo pr...
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This book contains five papers on the role of institutions in changing labor markets in Europe. "Introduction" (Peter Auer) explores the following topics: institutions and labor market forces; macroeconomic policy; redistribution of working times; equality of opportunity; and industrial relations and social dialogue. "Small-Economy Macroeconomics"...
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La idea de que la relación de trabajo duradera ha pasado a la historia es falsa, por muy extendida que esté. Los autores llegan a esta conclusión tras estudiar los datos sobre el tiempo que permanecen en una misma empresa los trabajadores de los países industrializados. También indagan los efectos de la edad, los ciclos económicos y el trabajo temp...
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This innovative study reviews the remarkable economic and labour market recovery made by four small European countries: Austria, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands. It analyses their success and highlights the specific factors responsible, in particular the promotion of social dialogue and the institution of critical macroeconomic and labour mark...
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Flexible manufacturing systems, team work with decentralisation of decision-making, integration of tasks and multiple allocation across functional barriers demand a skilled work force prepared for continuous learning and adaptation. It is common to see a younger, well-educated and trained work force as being required for such a production environme...
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Die vorliegende Studie ist Teil eines Projektes zur Analyse von neuen Fertigungsstrukturen in der europäischen Automobilindustrie und untersucht die Verbindung zwischen diesen Fertigungsstrukturen und der Beschäftigtenstruktur auf internen Arbeitsmärkten in den letzten zehn Jahren anhand von Fallbeispielen aus Unternehmen und Einzelwerken der Autom...
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Die Autoren erörtern den Begriff des Monitoring, diskutieren die Funktionen und die Gründe für die Einführung von arbeitsmarktpolitischen Monitoring-Systemen in EU-Ländern und entwickeln auf Grundlage der bisherigen Erfahrungen Empfehlungen zum Aufbau von Monitoring-Systemen. (IAB)
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"Das Monitoring von Arbeitsmarktpolitik ist in den letzten Jahren ein wichtiges Feld der Programmimplementation geworden. Dies gilt sowohl auf der Ebene einzelner Mitgliedsstaaten der EU als auch auf der europäischen Ebene. Effiziente Programmverwaltung und wirksame Ergebnisse rücken in das Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit von Politikern und Programmadmi...
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"Die in den vergangenen Jahren anhaltend hohe Arbeitslosigkeit machte arbeitsmarktpolitische Gegenmaßnahmen immer notwendiger. Dabei spielten Arbeitsbeschaffungsmaßnahmen (ABM) in vielen Ländern eine wichtige Rolle. In dem Artikel werden die Programme zur Arbeitsbeschaffung aus fünf Ländern (Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, K...
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Introducción La globalización crea nuevas oportunidades de crecimiento y trabajo, pero también plantea re- tos y problemas como el desplazamiento y la pér- dida de empleos, asimismo mayores tensiones en los lugares de trabajo expuestos a una creciente competencia global. A nivel general, existe evi- dencia de que a fin de aprovechar las nuevas opor...

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