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The current status of the Lisbon Process

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Speakers

Former European Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation and Former European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; President, Bocconi University, Milan
Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, and Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Chair
Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Comment
Scientific Director, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf Comment
Senior Expert, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Frankfurt; Member of the Advisory Body "Innovation for Growth", European Commission, Brussels Comment
Senior Vice President, Economist Group Comment

Prof. Dr. Mario MONTI

Former European Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Taxation and Former European Commissioner for Competition, European Commission, Brussels; President, Bocconi University, Milan

 Mario Monti is president of Bocconi University, Milan. He is also European chairman of the Trilateral Commission and honorary president of Bruegel, the European think-tank he launched in 2005. As the EU-appointed coordinator for the electricity interconnection between France and Spain, he brokered an agreement between the two heads of governments in June 2008. He was a member of the Attali Committee on French economic growth, set up by President Sarkozy (2007-2008). He was for ten years a member of the European Commission, in charge of the Internal market, Financial services and Tax policy (1995-1999), then of Competition (1999-2004). In addition to a number of high-profile cases (e.g. GE/Honeywell, Microsoft, the German Landesbanken), he introduced radical modernization reforms of EU antitrust and merger control and led, with the US authorities, the creation of the International Competition Network (ICN).
 Mr. Monti graduated from Bocconi and Yale University. Prior to joining the European Commission, he had been professor of economics and rector at Bocconi University.

Dr. Reinhold MITTERLEHNER

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, and Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

1974-1980 Studied Law in Linz (Dr. iur.); he also completed a post-graduate course in association management, Fribourg
1980-1992 Worked for the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber, where his last position was Head of the Marketing Department
1991-1997 Local Councillor, Ahorn
1992-2000 Secretary General, Austrian Economic League (Wirtschaftsbund), Vienna
2000-2008 Member, Austrian Parliament
2000-2008 Deputy Secretary General, Austrian Economic Chamber
2001-2008 Chairman, Economic and Industrial Affairs Committee of the Austrian Parliament
2008-2013 Federal Minister of Economy, Family and Youth of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
since 2013 Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
since 2014 Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

Dr. Karl AIGINGER

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1966-1970 Studies of Economics, University of Vienna
since 1970 Economic Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1982 Visiting Professor, Stanford University, California
1984-1987 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1991 Visiting Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts
1993-2000 Member, Supervisory Board, ÖIAG - Österreichische Industrieholding, Vienna
1996-1998 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1997 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
2000-2004 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 1992 Honorary Professor, Industrial Economics & Economic Policies, Johannes Kepler University Linz
since 2000 Editor, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade together with Marcel Canoy
2002 Visiting Professor, Research and Lecturing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
since 2005 Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2006 Professor for Economic Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2012 Coordinator, WWWforEurope (European Commission FP7)

PD Dr. Gustav A. HORN

Scientific Director, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf

1973-1979 Studies of economics at the University of Bonn (North-Rhine Westphalia), degree: Diplom-Volkswirt (1979)
1980-1981 DAAD scholarship at the London School of Economics, degree: Master of Science (1981)
1981-1986 Assistant lecturer for applied economic research at the University of Konstanz
1986-1998 Research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), doctoral degree (Dr. rer. oec.) at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
1998-1999 Interim Head of the Department of Macro Analysis and Forecasting at DIW
2000-2004 Head of the Department of Macro Analysis and Forecasting at DIW
2001 Habilitation at TU Berlin
since 2005 Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Hans-Böckler Foundation
since 2007 Professor (external) of Economics at the University of Flensburg
2001-2009 Advisor to the European Parliament
2009 Member of the commission of the political executive of the SocialdemocraticParty in Germany (SPD) for regulation of financial markets
since 2012 Professor (external) of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
since 2010 Member of the economic council at the party chairman of the Socialdemocratic Party in Germany (SPD)
since 2010 Chairman of the Chamber for Social Order of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD)

Dipl. Ing. Phys. and Dipl. VWL Matthias KOLLATZ-AHNEN

Senior Expert, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Frankfurt; Member of the Advisory Body "Innovation for Growth", European Commission, Brussels

1991-1995 Gruppenleiter und stellv. Abteilungsleiter, Landesentwicklungsministerium in Hessen
1996-2006 Geschäftsführer bzw. Vorstand, Landestreuhandstelle Hessen sowie der Investitionsbank Hessen, Frankfurt und Wiesbaden
2006-2012 Vorstand in der Europäischen Investitionsbank, Luxemburg
seit 2012 Senior Expert, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Frankfurt

Dr. Daniel THORNILEY

Senior Vice President, Economist Group

 Since 1986 he worked at Economist Group in Vienna.
 He is the senior consultant, public speaker and chairman of events for the Economist Group on global business issues and emerging markets.
 He is the senior consultant to 250 Western MNC client companies and each year writes 10 position papers on business issues which are sent to 2 500 executive clients.
 Each year he makes as many as 65 speeches to client audiences. He is also regarded as an accomplished dinner speaker.
 He is a speaker for Thought Leaders International and a guest speaker at Executive MBA courses for the Universities of Chicago, Oxford and Budapest.
1983-1986 he worked in a United Nations unit on east-west affairs Vienna.

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