interview on Trumps trade policy


On 20th April 2018 Christoph Scherrer was invited to give an interview on Trumps trade policy and its implications for the economies and societies of US, Asia, Europe and Germany especially.
You can either watch the eight minute interview ( or the whole 30 minute makro TV show ( on Trump’s punitive tariffs.
An alternative is reading the interview article (


Decent Work Deficits in Southern Agriculture: Measurements, Drivers and Strategies


NEW PUBLICATION: Decent Work Deficits in Southern Agriculture: Measurements, Drivers and Strategies

Christoph Scherrer, Santosh Verma (Eds.)

Up to 60 percent of the Global South’s wGAPSork force toils in agriculture. Most smallholders and waged agricultural workers labor under poor health, safety and environmental conditions.

This volume explores
1) the extent of the decent work deficit with a focus on women in agriculture,
2) the drivers of the poor remuneration and working conditions,
3) some strategies for mitigating the decent work deficits.

Its contributors argue that the severity of the decent work deficits in agriculture calls for action. Given the divers contexts of agricultural work and the many factors reproducing the deficits, action is needed in a comprehensive as well as context-specific form. The contributors are academics from Brazil, Columbia, Germany, Ghana, India, Mexico and Pakistan.

Keywords: employment in agriculture, smallholders, landless workers, labor rights, food regime

Labor and Globalization, Volume 11
ISBN 978-3-86618-896-9, Rainer Hampp Verlag,
Augsburg, München 2018, 340 S.

New Publication: Public Banks in the Age of Financialization – A Comparative Perspective

banksThis book asks the important question of whether public banks are a better alternative to profit-seeking private banks. Do public banks provide finance for development? Do they serve as stability anchors in financial markets? What kind of governance keeps public banks accountable to the public? Theoretically the book draws on the works of Minsky for the question on stability and on interpretative policy analysis for the issue of governance. It compares empirically three countries with significant public banks: Brazil, Germany, and India.

Edited by Christoph Scherrer | Publisher: Edward Elgar.