EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Le fonds européen d'ajustement à la mondialisation: pour quoi faire ?

Etienne Wasmer () and Jakob von Weizsäcker ()

Revue de l'OFCE, 2007, vol. n° 102, issue 3, 223-246

Abstract: The recently established European Globalization Fund (EGF) is an attempt to better share the benefits of globalisation at the EU-level, targeting workers who loose their job due to trade-induced mass lay-offs. We find that the typical income shock for trade displaced workers is a serious one. However, workers displaced not through trade suffer a similar income shocks. We argue that the trade focus and the centralization at EU level may be justified on political economy grounds because trade policy is also decided at the EU level. But current EGF rules leave too much room for discretionary decisions. Therefore, we propose that the EGF focus on two simple active labour market schemes: a wage insurance scheme and lump-sum mobility allowances. JEL Classification: F00, F16, J62.

Keywords: globalization; unemployment; European Globalization Fund (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F00 F16 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.cairn.info/load_pdf.php?ID_ARTICLE=REOF_102_0223 (application/pdf)
http://www.cairn.info/revue-de-l-ofce-2007-3-page-223.htm (text/html)
free

Related works:
Working Paper: Le fonds européen d’ajustement à la mondialisation: pour quoi faire ? (2007) Downloads
Working Paper: Le fonds européen d’ajustement à la mondialisation: pour quoi faire ? (2007) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_102_0223

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Revue de l'OFCE from Presses de Sciences-Po
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire ().

 
Page updated 2022-10-25
Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_102_0223