Welcome to the Institute

for Labour Law and Industrial Relations

in the European Union

THE INSTITUTE

The employees of the IAAEU research the underlying economic and legal conditions for labour in a constantly changing European society. Our task is project-related research, which is interdisciplinary, socially relevant and receives international attention. The goal is to influence the public discourse with scientific findings and thereby improve the conditions for labour and industrial relations. In that light, the institute understands itself as an initiating force for other researchers and for the region. The IAAEU was founded as a public law foundation in 1983. The institute is financed by the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is also a scientific institution attached to Trier University. It is located on Campus II of the University.

Research at the IAAEU takes place under a tight cooperation between the two chairs of the co-directors Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Monika Schlachter (International and European Labour Law and Civil Law) and Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke (Business Administration – Personnel Economics). Furthermore, the institute maintains an extensive library with a unique collection of works pertinent to labour law, industrials relations, particularly industrial relations between member states of the EU, and personnel economics.


News
BeWell Meeting 2023 at the Freien Universität Berlin (27./28.02.2023)

Theresa Geißler and Björn Becker from the IAAEU participated in the 4th annual BeWell Meeting 2023 of the Berlin Network for Research on Well-being, hosted by the Free University of Berlin and the University of Leeds.

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New publication in Small Business Economics

A collaboration between the IAAEU and the University of Trier led to a forthcoming paper in the journal Small Business Economics. Jörn Block from the University of Trier and Alberto Palermo from the IAAEU, together with Jenny Kragl (EBS, Oestrich-Winkel) and Xi Guoqian (formerly at the University of Trier), collaborated on the forthcoming paper “Hiring Family or Non-Family Managers When Non-Economic (Sustainability) Goals Matter? A Multitask Agency Model”.

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Television can reduce xenophobia

Researchers studied the effects of West German television on people living in the former GDR. In large parts of the former GDR, West German television programmes could also be watched. However, there were regions that could not receive West German television, because of their geographicallocation. Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Rieger (Trier University), Dr. Sven Hartmann (IAAEU and Trier University) and Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf (University of Bremen) have now taken a closer look at the differences between the regions with and without Western TV. They found that Western TV positively influenced attitudes towards foreigners and mitigated xenophobic tendencies.

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Excessive salaries for works councilors: fact or fiction?

A study from Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke (IAAEU and Trier University) and Prof. Dr. Markus Pannenberg (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) has found that works council members in Germany are paid, on average, the same as or only slightly better than comparable employees. "To put it bluntly, the excessive earnings of VW works council cases," conclude Goerke and Pannenberg.

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Best Paper Award for Fenet Bedaso at EMANES Conference 2022

Fenet Bedaso is a research associate at the IAAEU and has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies(EMANES) annual conference. EMANES organized the conference jointly with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) on "Social inclusion and mechanisms for social protection for the Mediterranean and Africa," which took place in Barcelona on 15-16 December 2022.

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News
BeWell Meeting 2023 at the Freien Universität Berlin (27./28.02.2023)

Theresa Geißler and Björn Becker from the IAAEU participated in the 4th annual BeWell Meeting 2023 of the Berlin Network for Research on Well-being, hosted by the Free University of Berlin and the University of Leeds.

Read more
New publication in Small Business Economics

A collaboration between the IAAEU and the University of Trier led to a forthcoming paper in the journal Small Business Economics. Jörn Block from the University of Trier and Alberto Palermo from the IAAEU, together with Jenny Kragl (EBS, Oestrich-Winkel) and Xi Guoqian (formerly at the University of Trier), collaborated on the forthcoming paper “Hiring Family or Non-Family Managers When Non-Economic (Sustainability) Goals Matter? A Multitask Agency Model”.

Read more
Television can reduce xenophobia

Researchers studied the effects of West German television on people living in the former GDR. In large parts of the former GDR, West German television programmes could also be watched. However, there were regions that could not receive West German television, because of their geographical location. Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Rieger (Trier University), Dr. Sven Hartmann (IAAEU and Trier University) and Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf (University of Bremen) have now taken a closer look at the differences between the regions with and without Western TV. They found that Western TV positively influenced attitudes towards foreigners and mitigated xenophobic tendencies.

Read more
Excessive salaries for works councilors: fact or fiction?

A study from Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke (IAAEU and Trier University) and Prof. Dr. Markus Pannenberg (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences) has found that works council members in ermany are paid, on average, the same as or only slightly better than comparable employees. "To put it bluntly, the excessive earnings of VW works council members are not the tip of the iceberg, but rather isolated cases," conclude Goerke and Pannenberg.

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Best Paper Award for Fenet Bedaso at EMANES Conference 2022

Fenet Bedaso is a research associate at the IAAEU and has been awarded the Best Paper Award at the EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies(EMANES) annual conference. EMANES organized the conference jointly with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) on "Social inclusion and mechanisms for social protection for the Mediterranean and Africa," which took place in Barcelona on 15-16 December 2022.

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Events
15th Workshop on Labour Economics

The IAAEU and the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University are pleased to announce the 15th Workshop on Labour Economics, to be held on the 30th and 31st of March 2023.

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Brownbag Seminar

Brwonbag seminars will again be held at the IAAEU in the winter semester of 2022/23. More information about the lectures can be found on our brownbag seminar page.

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Events
15th Workshop on Labour Economics

The IAAEU and the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University are pleased to announce the 15th Workshop on Labour Economics, to be held on the 30th and 31st of March 2023.

Read more
Brownbag Seminar

Brwonbag seminars will again be held at the IAAEU in the winter semester of 2022/23. More information about the lectures can be found on our brownbag seminar page.

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