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01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century

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Thomas Piketty showed in his book “Capital in the 21st Century” that our economic system supports wealth redistribution from the bottom to the top. However, such a divide within society has negative consequences on the overall economic development of a nation. Much potential remains unused. What and how do the rich contribute to societal wealth? Is there already too much redistribution? How does inequality affect welfare?

Speakers

Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy, Free University of Berlin
Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck
Head, Department of Economics and Statistics, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna Chair
Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna Chair

Giacomo CORNEO

Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy, Free University of Berlin

 Studium, Volkswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftsuniversität Luigi Bocconi, Mailand
 Studium, EHSS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
1992 Promotion, politische Ökonomie, Ministero dell´Universitá e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Rom
1992 Quantitative Economics, European Doctoral Program
1992-1993 Lehrtätigkeit, ENPC - Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
1993-1994 Berater, arbeitsmarkt- und sozialpolitische Angelegenheiten, Ministère de l´Economie et des Finances, Paris
1994-1997 Assistent und Privatdozent, Institut für Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Bonn
1997-1998 Gast, University of California, Berkeley; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1998-2004 Professor, Universität Osnabrück
seit 2004 Professor, VWL und Finanzwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin

Michael FÖRSTER

Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

 Doctorat en Sciences Economiques (PhD), University of Liège
2000-2004 Administrator, Non-Member Economies and International Migration Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
2000-2004 Research Fellow, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy Research, Vienna
2005-2009 Administrator, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
since 2009 Principal Administrator, Head of "Income Distribution and Poverty" Programme, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

Mag. Christine MAYRHUBER

Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1988-1995 Student, Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1994 Project Staff Member, project: "Health Report of the City of Vienna", Municipal Department 15, City of Vienna
1995-1999 Project Assistant, Department of Economics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 1999 Research Group, Labour Market, Income and Social Policy, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Dr.-Ing. Silke ÖTSCH

Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck

1993-1999 Studies, Architecture, Bauhaus-University, Weimar; Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette
2000 Architect, Arets Architekten, Maastricht
2000-2003 Doctorate, Scholarship, Land of Thuringia, Bauhaus-University, Weimar
2004 Architect, Haid+Partner, Nuremberg
2005-2009 Research Assistant, Department of Structure and Design, University of Innsbruck
2006 Doctorate, Engineering Sciences, Bauhaus-University, Weimar
since 2009 Project Leader and Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck

Dr. Markus MARTERBAUER

Head, Department of Economics and Statistics, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

1988-1994 Universitätsassistent, Institut für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
1994-2011 Konjunkturreferent, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO), Wien
seit 2011 Abteilungsleiter, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien

Mag. Christa SCHLAGER

Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

 Studies, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
 Studies, Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
since 1999 Economics Department, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna
since 2017 Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Economic Symposium

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01.09.2015

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:50OpeningPlenary
15:30 - 16:20Understanding Inequality - an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
16:40 - 18:10Inequality of Opportunity - Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
18:10 - 18:30Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 20:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 19:30Rankings and Reality - Austria's Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
18:30 - 22:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
20:30 - 22:00The Entrepreneurial Economy - How to Become a Champion?Plenary
22:00 - 23:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
22:30 - 23:30Young Talents - Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

08:00 - 09:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion - Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
09:00 - 10:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income - Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
09:30 - 10:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
10:10 - 10:30Political Corner2Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly - Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations - Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education - What Has to be Done?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations - What Next?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same - All Different?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System - Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies - Old InequalitiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation - Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: Equality - Location Dependent?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees - Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe - How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Shifting the Perception - Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
21:15 - 22:45Young Talents - Maja Osojnik BandCulture
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" Breakfast - Back to NormalityPartner
09:00 - 10:30Beyond Clichés - China's Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
11:00 - 12:20How to Grow or Not to Grow - that is the Question!Plenary
12:20 - 12:35ClosingPlenary
16:45 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner