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02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and Society

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Structural, demographic and technological change combined with high debt and a lack of structural reforms require a review of the role of government. In a market economy, what should the role of a modern state be, what frameworks should it provide, and where should it avoid intervention?

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna
President, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; Director, CES - Center for Economic Studies and Professor of Economics, Chair for Economics and Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Munich; President, CESifo GmbH
Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Array Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

Works Council Training Official, Regional Management: Vienna - Southwest Deputy Chair for Manual Workers, Works Council Political Secretary, Metalworkers Union Deputy General Secretary, Finance Department, Metalworkers Union Secretary General, Metalworkers Union (since 2000: Trade Union for Metal and Textile Workers) Executive Secretary, responsible for finances, Austrian Trade Union Federation Chairman, Trade Union for Metal, Textile and Food Workers Member of Management, Austrian Trade Union Federation Acting President, Austrian Trade Union Federation
1979-1987
1984-1987
1985-1987
1987-1988
1988-1992
1992-2006
2006
2006-2008
since 2007
2008-2009

Dr. Clemens FUEST

President, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; Director, CES - Center for Economic Studies and Professor of Economics, Chair for Economics and Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Munich; President, CESifo GmbH

Research Assistant, Chair of Economic Policy, University of Cologne Senior Research Assistant, Chair of Public Economics, University of Munich Habilitation, Venia Legendi for Economics, University of Munich Professor, Chair of Public Economics, University of Cologne Professor of Business Taxation and Research Director, Centre for Business Taxation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford President and Chief Executive Officer, ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim; Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim
1991-1995
1995-2001
2001
2001-2008
2008-2013
2013-2016

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

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

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

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
1966
1973
1990-2000
1995-2000
2001-2005
2005-2009
since 2006
 
 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

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"
1984
1983-1988
1989-2004
2004-2010

Economic Symposium

show timetable

30.08.2016

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Cause Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 14:00 Changing World – Changing Ways Plenary
14:10 - 14:45 Meet the Speaker: Robin Chase Plenary
14:10 - 14:45 Meet the Speaker: Cesar Hidalgo Plenary
14:30 - 16:00 Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot? Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus Lower Austria Evening Social
16:30 - 18:00 Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy” Partner
18:00 - 19:30 Migration – Opportunity and Challenge Plenary
19:30 - 20:30 Illuminating Alpbach Social

31.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the Key Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of Corruption Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-Ups Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 16th management club Business Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is Here Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment! Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in Politics Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital Age Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by Millennials Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of Creativity Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and Society Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model Innovation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of Production Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Reception Social
11:45 - 12:45 World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our Country Partner
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline Fever Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create Havoc Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic System Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight Design Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason Fades Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design Thinking Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the Markets Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, Future Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono? Breakout
16:30 - 18:00 Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business? Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System? Partner

31.08.-30.08.2016

Magenta Night Social

01.09.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning Session Plenary
07:00 - 08:30 Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe Plenary
09:00 - 10:30 Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in Comparison Plenary
10:40 - 11:15 Meet the Speaker: Philipp Blom Plenary
10:40 - 11:15 Meet the Speaker: Lung Yingtai Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner