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07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and Growth

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European Forum Alpbach
The EU discussion of required austerity measures and growth policies and of their sequence has been raging since the outbreak of the crisis. Economic arguments alone will not solve this dilemma, since the social cohesion and viability of the Union and of crisis countries are at stake. This breakout session is intended to discuss whether the diverging positions are incompatible and how the crisis could and should be solved.

Speakers

Head of Unit, Coordination of country-specific policy surveillance, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Former Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Member of the Supervisory Board, OeEB - Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (Development Bank of Austria), Vienna Chair

Dr. Barbara KAUFFMANN

Head of Unit, Coordination of country-specific policy surveillance, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

1982 BA, University of Heidelberg
1983 MA (Economics), University Florida
1987 Ph.D., University Florida
1987-1990 Institute of World Economics, Kiel
1990-1991 German Ministry of Finance, Bonn
since 1991 DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
1999-2004 Head of Unit Western Balkans, Mediterranean, Development Issues, Brussels
2004-2013 Head of Unit France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Hungary, Brussels
since 2013 Head of Unit Coordination Multilateral Surveillance, Brussels
since 1991 DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Margit SCHRATZENSTALLER-ALTZINGER

Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1991-1996 Studium der Ökonomie, Universität Gießen und Milwaukee, USA
1996-2002 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Gießen
2001 Promotion, Universität Gießen
2002-2003 Postdoc, Universität Göttingen
seit 2003 Referentin, Öffentliche Finanzen, WIFO Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
  Expertin, Arbeitsausschuss des Staatsschuldenausschusses
  Lehrbeauftragte, Universität Wien
  Forschungsschwerpunkte: (Europäische) Budget- und Steuerpolitik, internationaler Steuerwettbewerb und -harmonisierung, fiskalischer Föderalismus, Gender Budgeting
2006-2008 Stellvertretende Leiterin, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Dr. Kurt BAYER

Former Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Member of the Supervisory Board, OeEB - Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (Development Bank of Austria), Vienna

 Studies in Law, Graz; International Relations, Johns Hopkins Bologna Center; Economics, University of Maryland
1971-1995 Researcher and Board Member, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
1995-2008 Deputy Director General, Austrian Ministry of Finance
2002-2004 Board Director, World Bank
2008-2012 Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Perspectives

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Kategorie: all BreakoutPlenary

19.08.2013

14:30 - 14:45OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 16:30European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30The European Union's Future Role in a Global EconomyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00"Foreign" by Miriam FassbenderPlenary

20.08.2013

09:00 - 10:30Europe in the MediaPlenary
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 01a: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis - "More Europes" or "More Europe"?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future?Breakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EUBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and GrowthBreakout
11:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in EuropeBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 01b: The European Union - With or Without Me?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and InnovationBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic PartnersBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 11: Changing Values - Focus on IncentivesBreakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies - A Bridge so Near?Breakout
14:00 - 16:00Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation PolicyBreakout

21.08.2013

09:30 - 13:00The EU's WMD strategy - Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control
10:00 - 10:30Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes?Plenary
10:30 - 12:30The Future of Europe: A Grassroots PerspectivePlenary
12:30 - 12:35ClosingPlenary