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12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

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?

Speakers

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 Chair

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

Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

1989 Diploma, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1990-1991 Fulbright Scholar, M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago
1992 Doctorate, Technical Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1992-1998 Research Assistant, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences and Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1998 Habilitation, Venia in "Population Economics and Applied Econometrics"
1997-1998 Max Kade Post-Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley
1998-2003 Head of Research Group on Population, Economy and Environment, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
2003-2007 Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2003 Deputy Director, Vienna Institute of Demography, ÖAW - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
since 2008 Professor, Mathematical Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2011 Director, Research Training, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
2012-2014 Head, Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2013 Research Associate, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
since 2015 Head, Institute of Statistics and Mathematial Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Rudolf HUNDSTORFER

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

1975-1983 Union of Municipal Employees (Gewerkschaft der Gemeindebediensteten - GdG), responsible for youth affairs
1983-1998 Secretary General, Expert on organisational questions, Union of Municipal Employees (GdG)
1990-2007 Member of Vienna's Provincial Diet and City Council
1995-2007 First Chairman of Vienna's City Council
1998-2001 Chairman of the "Landesgruppe Wien" (Vienna's faction at the GdG)
2001-2007 (Executive) Chairman of the Union of Municipal Employees (GdG)
2003-2006 Chairman of the Social Democratic Trade Unionists (Fraktion Sozialdemokratischer GewerkschafterInnen - FSG)
2003-2006 Vice President of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund - ÖGB)
2006-2008 (Executive) President of the ÖGB
2008-2009 Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria
2009-2016 Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Austria
since 2016 President, Austrian Sports Organisation (Österreichische Bundesport-Organisation - BSO)

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

1966 Founding Chairman, European Youth
1973 Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1990-2000 Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs
1995-2000 Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division
2001-2005 President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry)
2005-2009 President, European SME Union
since 2006 Honorary President, Eurochambres
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University
since 2006 Chairman, Global Chamber Platform

Herbert ROHRMAIR-LEWIS

Chairman, Junior Chamber Austria, Vienna

1997-1999 Assistent, Werbung, Ammirati Puris Lintas
1999-2000 Kundenberater, Werbung, CCP-Heye
2000-2002 Kundenberater, Werbung, Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Wien
2002 Kundenberater, Werbung, FCB Kobza
2002-2006 Etat Direktor, Werbung, Ogilvy & Mather
2006-2008 Inhaber, Rohrmair Werbeagentur GmbH
2008-2009 Teilhaber und Partner, Fusion mit Silberball und Umfirmierung der Rohrmair Werbeagentur GmbH in Silberball Wien GmbH
seit 2010 Teilhaber und Partner, Lobster Werbeagentur Weber Wilfinger Rohrmair GmbH
2012-2013 Umsetzung, Sozialprojekt "Wasserspende" (wasserspende.at) und Finanzierung, Brunnen, Sierra Leone
seit 2013 Inhaber, Hero Communication and Business Development GmbH
seit 2015 Inhaber der Lobster Werbeagentur GmbH

Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert RÜRUP

President, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf

1976-2009 Professor, Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik, Technische Universität Darmstadt
2000-2009 Mitglied, Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaflichen Entwicklung
2005-2009 Vorsitzender, Sachverständigenrat
seit 2010 Kuratoriumsvorsitzender, DIW - Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
seit 2013 Präsident, Handelsblatt Research Institut, Düsseldorf

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

Dr. Martina SALOMON

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

1984 Promotion Dr. phil., Universität Salzburg
1983-1988 Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, Wiener Redaktion der "Tiroler Tageszeitung"
1989-2004 Innenpolitik-Redakteurin "Der Standard"
2004-2010 Ressortleiterin Innenpolitik "Die Presse"
seit 2010 Stellvertredende Chefredakteurin "Kurier"

Economic Symposium

show timetable

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