Jean-Louis REIFFERS, economist in the field of International Economics; Manpower; Labour; Population. Vice-President, University d’Aix-Marseille, 1974-1977.
REIFFERS, Jean-Louis was born in 1941 in Paris, France.
Licence Sciences Economics, Dr d’Etat University Aix-Marseille, 1964, 1969. Agrégé Sciences Economics, Paris,
Assistant Economics, Aix-enProvence, 1964-1969. Maître de Conference Agrégé, University Toulon, 1970-1973. Consultant, International Labour Office, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Mali, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 1978-1984, International Institute, Institution Higher Education, 1983-1984.
Professor Economics Science. Director International Economics and Finance Center (CEFI), University d’Aix-Marseille II, France, since 1974. Editorial Boards, Dunod,
84, Mondes en Development Review, 1979-1984, Cahiers de ITSMEA, since 1984.
Writing and teaching in the areas of international economics. Early work was concentrated on customs union issues and especially world welfare incidences. More recently my concern has been to establish the links between the international specialisation and the ‘labour social space’, which is supposed to characterise each country.
The hypothesis is that a country modifies its technology and market laws by its own social organisation. Numerous tests have been done on industrialised countries to explain that the dominant functionalist viewpoint is irrelevant. Normative work conducted by myself has led me to think that a nation has a capacity to develop an unique path to take advantage of the international division of labour.
I have applied this methodology to conduct studies for United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation on the effects of transnational corporations on national cultures.