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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?

Speakers

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 Chair

Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

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

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

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

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

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

1987 Doktor rer.soc.oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1995 Venia Docendi, Economic Policy and Public Finance, University of Vienna
1997-2001 Professor of Public Economics, University of Saarland; Director of European Institute, Economics, University of Saarland
since 2001 Professor of Public Economics and Director of FGN-HSG, University of St. Gallen
2012-2014 Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
since 2015 Director, Wirtschaftspolitisches Zentrum, St. Gallen

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

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"

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30.08.2016

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good CauseSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Changing World - Changing WaysPlenary
16:10 - 16:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
16:10 - 16:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
16:30 - 18:00Market Economy - Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
18:30 - 20:00Fireside Talk "Future of Europe - Future of the European Economy"Partner
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 21:30Migration - Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
21:30 - 22:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial

31.08.2016

08:00 - 09:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:00 - 09:00Country Breakfast Georgia - Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Country Breakfast Israel - the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Country Breakfast South Korea - Education Is the KeyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Digital Employees - Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms - New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing - If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate - Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution - Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy - a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:45 - 14:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade - Past, Present, FutureBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data - a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility - How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative - the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy - Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition - a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session - Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency - Cui Bono?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Switch - Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

01.09.2016

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
09:00 - 10:30Fully Connected - Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? - Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Different Countries, Different Solutions - Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
12:40 - 13:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
12:40 - 13:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner