Background & Previous Experience
Jerôme Gautié is currently professor of economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where he also served as director of the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Travail (Institute for the Social Sciences of Work) from 2009-2014, an Institute dedicated to the continuous training of union delegates. Before this, he had been professor at the University of Reims and prior to that, associate professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris. His field of research includes low wage work and job quality as well as social policies (in particular labor market policies). He was part of the Russell Sage Foundation research program on low wage work in Europe and the United States in the mid-2000s, and he co-coordinated the publication of the main comparative results (Gautié J. and Schmitt J. (eds), Low Wage Work in the Wealthy World, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2010). Additionally, he has been involved in several other international research programs funded by the ILO and/or the European Commission, and he has been the chair of the Scientific Committee of Pôle Emploi, the French Public Employment Service, since 2013.
Current Research at ILR
During his stay at the ILR School at Cornell University, he intends to work on two research programs. The first one concerns the historical and comparative analysis of the French Minimum Wage institution and policies. The second one is part of the European research program QuInnE ("Quality of Jobs and Innovation Generated Employment Outcomes" - EU Project Number: 649497 - http://bryder.nu/). Within this program, his own research focuses on the interactions between innovation and job quality in two industries, aerospace and retail logistics, in which he carried out case studies with other European colleagues (from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK).