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12: Coordinating European Pension Policies – A Bridge so Near?

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European Forum Alpbach in cooperation with EcoAustria, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research and IHS – Institute for Advanced Studies
Public pension systems across the EU show many differences but also have some important things in common: fiscal stress, demographic ageing and a lack of mobility across the borders between professions, sectors and countries. These challenges confronting our budgets and labour markets call for an effective coordination mechanism that supports a common framework but still allows for individual solutions for each countries. Non-financial defined contribution (NDC) schemes are claimed to offer fiscal stabilisation and comprehensive labour mobility in combination with country-specific contribution and replacement rates as well as transparent redistribution schemes.

Speakers

Former Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Poland; Assistant Professor, Institute for Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw
Former Minister of Labor, Social Policies, and Gender Equality of the Italian Republic; Professor of Economics, University of Turin
Professor of Economics and Chair, Old-Age Financial Protection, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Former Director of Social Protection & Labor, World Bank, Washington DC
Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen
Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Chair

Ph.D. Agnieszka CHLON-DOMINCZAK

Former Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Poland; Assistant Professor, Institute for Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw

1997-1999 Economist, Office of Government Plenipotentiray for Social Security Reform, Warsaw
1999-2002 Reseracher, GdaDsk Institute for Market Economics, Poland
2002-2004 Director, Department for Economic Analyses, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Warsaw,
2005 Undersecretaryy of State, Ministry of Social Policy, Warsaw
2006-2007 Director, Department for Economic Analyses, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Warsaw,
 Since 2009 Assistant Professor, Institute for Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw
 Since 2009 Assistant Professor, Educational Research Institute, Warsaw
2007-2009 Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Warsaw

Elsa FORNERO

Former Minister of Labor, Social Policies, and Gender Equality of the Italian Republic; Professor of Economics, University of Turin

 support to the pension reform in the following countries: Russia, Latvia, Macedonia, Albania
2003-2004 Independent Expert for the World Bank, in charge of evaluating the bank s
2005-2007 Member of the Steering Board, SIE - Italian Association of Economists, Ancona
2005-2011 Member of the Evaluation Unit of the Welfare Expenditure, Welfare Ministry, Rome
2008-2010 Vice-President of the Supervisory Board, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank, Milan
2010-2011 Vice-President, Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin
2011-2013 Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities, Rome

Dr. Robert HOLZMANN

Professor of Economics and Chair, Old-Age Financial Protection, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Former Director of Social Protection & Labor, World Bank, Washington DC

1985-1987 Senior Economist, OECD, Paris
1988-1990 Senior Economist, IWF, Washington
1990-1992 a.o. Univ.Prof., University of Vienna
1992-1997 o. Univ.Prof.; Director European Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
1997-2011 Sector Director Social Protection and Labor, The World Bank
since 2012 Chair, Old-Age Financial Protection, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
since 2013 Honorary Chair, CEPAR - The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, New South Wales University, Sydney

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen

1987 Doktor rer.soc.oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1995 Venia Docendi, Economic Policy and Public Finance, University of Vienna
1997-2001 Professor of Public Economics, University of Saarland; Director of European Institute, Economics, University of Saarland
since 2001 Professor of Public Economics and Director of FGN-HSG, University of St. Gallen
2012-2014 Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 2015 Director, Wirtschaftspolitisches Zentrum, St. Gallen

Mag. Dr. Andreas-Ulrich SCHUH

Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

1986-1990 Studies, Economics, University of Vienna
1990 Degree in Economics, University of Vienna
1990-1992 Postgraduate Programme, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1992-1999 Economist, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
1992-1999 Expert, Department for Economic Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna
1999-2011 Researcher, Labour Economics and Public Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
2002 Doctorate in Economics, University of Vienna
2004-2011 Head of Department, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 2011 Scientific Director, EcoAustria - Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Vienna

Perspectives

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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