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15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EU

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Tax competition, climate policies, migration crisis, the protectionist tendency – how can an ever closer cooperation succeed between the EU countries? How can cooperation best be achieved? In which areas does cooperation bring advantages? And in which areas might we need more competition?

Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Economist and Professor, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris
Associate Professor, Institute for European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Coordinator of the Advisers' Group, Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna; Head and Professor, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg
Programme Leader, Human Dimensions Programme, Wegener Center of Climate and Global Change; Professor, Department of Economics, University of Graz
Head of Institute, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Dr. Margit SCHRATZENSTALLER-ALTZINGER

Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Studium der Ökonomie, Universität Gießen und Milwaukee, USA Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Gießen Promotion, Universität Gießen Postdoc, Universität Göttingen Referentin, Öffentliche Finanzen, WIFO Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
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  Lehrbeauftragte, Universität Wien
  Forschungsschwerpunkte: (Europäische) Budget- und Steuerpolitik, internationaler Steuerwettbewerb und -harmonisierung, fiskalischer Föderalismus, Gender Budgeting

Array Agnes BENASSY-QUERE

Economist and Professor, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

Graduation, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris Economist, Economic Policy, French Ministry of Economy and Finance; Unit. Teaching Assistant, University of Paris-Daupine, Paris Ph.D., Economics, University of Paris-Dauphine Research habilitation, University of Cergy-Pontoise Lecturer, University of Cergy-Pontoise; Associate Researcher, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris Deputy Director, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris Professor, University of Paris 10, Nanterre Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Deputy Director, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris Director, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris Columnist, France Culture Professor, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris
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Dr. Karl PICHELMANN

Associate Professor, Institute for European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Coordinator of the Advisers' Group, Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

Economist/Senior Economist Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Doktor rer.soc.oec., University of Vienna Habilitation in Economics, University of Economics, Vienna
1981-1998
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Dr. Sonja PUNTSCHER RIEKMANN

Vice President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna; Head and Professor, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, Paris-Lodron-University, Salzburg

Studium der Germanistik, Romanistik und Philosophie, Universität Wien Promotion zum Dr.phil. (Dissertation: "Mozart. Ein bürgerlicher Künstler") Freiberufliche Arbeit als Übersetzerin aus dem Italienischen Scholarin am Institut für Höhere Studien, Abteilung Politikwissenschaft, Wien Post-Graduate-Diplom der Politikwissenschaft Projektarbeit als freiberufliche Politikwissenschaftlerin, Publizistin und Übersetzerin Generalsekretärin der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft Wissenschaftliche Referentin in der Grünen Parlamentsfraktion für die Bereiche Wissenschafts-, Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik Programmkoordinatorin der Grünen und Koautorin der Grünen Leitlinien zu Ökologie-, Sozial- und Demokratiepolitik Mitglied des Bundesvorstandes der Grünen Projektarbeit am Institut für Konfliktforschung, Wien Universitätsdozentin, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universitäten Wien und Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Visitor im Rahmen des International Visitor Program (USIA) der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika Austrian Research Fellow am European Centre for Coordination and Documentation in Social Sciences (Vienna Centre) mit dem Schwerpunkt "Umweltpolitik in West- und Osteuropa" Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Europäischen Zentrum für Wohlfahrtspolitik und Sozialforschung Redakteurin des Journals für Sozialforschung Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat der Grünen Fraktion Arbeit an der Habilitationsschrift (Thema "Die Neuordnung Europas. Das Dispositiv der Integration") Forschungsaufenthalt am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Köln Habilitierung an der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck zur Dozentin für Politikwissenschaft /1998 Mitglied der Jury zur Evaluierung der Projekte des TSER-Programmes der Europäischen Kommission (IV. Rahmenprogramm, Second Call) Mitglied der Hörer- und Sehervertretung des Österreichischen Rundfunks Vorsitzende der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft Lektorin an der Österreichischen Verwaltungsakademie Stv. Vorsitzende des Universitätsbeirates der Universität Innsbruck Leiterin der IWE, Forschungsstelle für institutionellen Wandel und europäische Integration der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Direktorin des EIF, Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (zuvor Forschungsstelle für institutionellen Wandel und europäische Integration) Präsidentin des sozialwissenschaftlichen Panels zur Verleihung des René Descartes Preises der Europäischen Kommission Mitglied des ORF-Kuratoriums Gastprofessorin am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Lehrstuhl für die vergleichende Analyse politischer Systeme Universitätsprofessorin für Politische Theorie unter Berücksichtigung der Europäischen Politik an der Universität Salzburg Vizerektorin der Universität Salzburg
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Dr. Karl W. STEININGER

Programme Leader, Human Dimensions Programme, Wegener Center of Climate and Global Change; Professor, Department of Economics, University of Graz

Researcher, Dept. of Economics, Technical University of Vienna Researcher, Dept. of Economics, University of Graz Consultant, Environment Dept., World Bank, Washington, D.C., Assist. Professor University of Graz Visiting Scientist UC Berkely, Dept. of Economics Guest Professor University of Triest Venia Docendi Economics Assoc. Professor University of Graz Guest Professor in Resource Economics, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna Social Science Delegate, National Global Change Committee, Austrian Academy of Sciences
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Dr. Christoph BADELT

Head of Institute, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Economic Theory and Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Assistant Professor, Institute for Economic Theory and Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Associate Professor, Economics and Social Polic, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Member of Management Team, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Chairman, Faculty of Economics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Full Professor, Economics and Social Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Academic Director, Core Research Area "Function and Management of Nonprofit Organisations", WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Vice-rector for Infrastructure, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Rector, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna President, Universities Austria (Austrian Rectors' Conference) Vice President, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30 Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good Purpose Social
12:00 - 12:30 Opening Plenary
12:30 - 13:30 Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economy Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Ernst Fehr Plenary
13:30 - 14:15 Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edge Plenary
16:30 - 18:00 ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria Evening Social
18:00 - 20:00 The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free trade Plenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:00 17th management club Business Breakfast Partner
06:45 - 09:30 Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly! Partner
07:00 - 08:30 Artificial intelligence and the future of work Plenary
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital age Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperation Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices? Breakout
09:00 - 11:30 Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economy Breakout
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch Reception Social
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economy Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend! Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomy Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chains Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether? Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital market Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate succession Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and society Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EU Breakout
13:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economy Breakout
16:00 - 17:30 Don’t confuse trying with doing! Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing? Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta Night Social

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30 Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovation Plenary
06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club Partner
06:30 - 07:30 “Kater” Breakfast Partner
08:45 - 09:45 We have learned nothing from the crisis! Plenary
09:45 - 10:30 Conflict and cooperation in the social partnership Plenary
14:30 - 18:00 Economic Dialogue Partner