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12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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The tax burden during the employment cycle is comparatively higher in Austria in order to finance a long pension cycle in this country. The pension system has for a long time been designed in order to promote goals unrelated to pensions, such as gender equality or other labour market policies. The result is an expensive system which tends not to treat both genders equally and particularly weakens the labour market performance of women, as well as providing a structural disadvantage to young people. What should a sustainable and fair pension system look like?

Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
President, Austrian Sports Organisation; Former Austrian Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Chairman, Junior Chamber Austria, Vienna
President, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf
Head of Center for Economic Policy, Innovation and Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. MA Alexia FÜRNKRANZ-PRSKAWETZ

Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Diploma, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Fulbright Scholar, M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago Doctorate, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Research Assistant, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Habilitation, Venia in "Population Economics and Applied Econometrics" Max Kade Post-Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley Head of Research Group on Population, Economy and Environment, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Deputy Director, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Director, Research Training, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital Head, Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Research Associate, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
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Array Rudolf HUNDSTORFER

President, Austrian Sports Organisation; Former Austrian Federal Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Vienna

Union of Municipal Employees (Gewerkschaft der Gemeindebediensteten - GdG), responsible for youth affairs Secretary General, Expert on organisational questions, Union of Municipal Employees (GdG) Member of Vienna's Provincial Diet and City Council First Chairman of Vienna's City Council Chairman of the "Landesgruppe Wien" (Vienna's faction at the GdG) (Executive) Chairman of the Union of Municipal Employees (GdG) Chairman of the Social Democratic Trade Unionists (Fraktion Sozialdemokratischer GewerkschafterInnen - FSG) Vice President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund - ÖGB) (Executive) President of the ÖGB Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria
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Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Founding Chairman, European Youth Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) President, European SME Union Honorary President, Eurochambres
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 Princeton University
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 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Herbert ROHRMAIR-LEWIS

Chairman, Junior Chamber Austria, Vienna

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Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert RÜRUP

President, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf

Professor, Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik, Technische Universität Darmstadt Mitglied, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaflichen Entwicklung Vorsitzender, Sachverständigenrat Kuratoriumsvorsitzender, DIW - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
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Mag. Dr. Andreas-Ulrich SCHUH

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

Studies, Economics, University of Vienna Degree in Economics, University of Vienna Postgraduate Programme, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Economist, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna Expert, Department for Economic Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Vienna Researcher, Labour Economics and Public Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Doctorate in Economics, University of Vienna Head of Department, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
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Dr. Martina SALOMON

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Promotion Dr. phil., Universität Salzburg Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, Wiener Redaktion der "Tiroler Tageszeitung" Innenpolitik-Redakteurin "Der Standard" Ressortleiterin Innenpolitik "Die Presse"
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:50 Opening Plenary
13:30 - 14:20 Understanding Inequality – an Empirical Assessment Plenary
14:40 - 16:10 Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and Interventions Plenary
16:10 - 16:30 Political Corner Plenary
16:30 - 20:00 ecoplus Lower-Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:30 InEquality from a Female Perspective Partner
16:30 - 17:30 Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the Test Partner
18:30 - 20:00 The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion? Plenary
20:00 - 21:00 Illuminating Alpbach Social
20:30 - 21:30 Young Talents – Late Night Concert Culture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast Club Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 15th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:10 Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary? Plenary
07:30 - 08:30 The Throwaway Society Partner
08:10 - 08:30 Political Corner2 Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business Location Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and Startups Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential? Breakout
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Reception Social
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & Innovation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic Challenge Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through Participation Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable? Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power Breakout
12:30 - 15:00 Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old Inequalities Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating Inequality Plenary
19:15 - 20:45 Young Talents – Maja Osojnik Band Culture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta Night Social

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika Kresch Breakout
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan Shechtman Breakout
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast – Back to Normality Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic Strategies Plenary
09:00 - 10:20 How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question! Plenary
10:20 - 10:35 Closing Plenary
14:45 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner