Peter Scherer

Counselor to the Director of the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate, OECD

Peter Scherer, PhD, came to the OECD after working in various Australian government departments and serving as Acting Director of the Bureau of Labour Market Research. When that Bureau was abolished in 1986, he came to the OECD, initially heading the Division responsible for the annual OECD Employment Outlook. From 1991 to June 2002 he was Head of the Social Policy Division. In his current position, he is responsible for managing the OECD Health Project and for planning future OECD work in this field. He has published in the fields of labour economics, industrial relations, comparative social expenditures and social policy trends.

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