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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?

Speakers

Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna Introduction
Economist and Professor, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris Key Note
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 Chair

Dr. Margit SCHRATZENSTALLER-ALTZINGER

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

1991-1996 Studium der Ökonomie, Universität Gießen und Milwaukee, USA
1996-2002 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Gießen
2001 Promotion, Universität Gießen
2002-2003 Postdoc, Universität Göttingen
seit 2003 Referentin, Öffentliche Finanzen, WIFO Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
  Expertin, Arbeitsausschuss des Staatsschuldenausschusses
  Lehrbeauftragte, Universität Wien
  Forschungsschwerpunkte: (Europäische) Budget- und Steuerpolitik, internationaler Steuerwettbewerb und -harmonisierung, fiskalischer Föderalismus, Gender Budgeting
2006-2008 Stellvertretende Leiterin, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Agnes BENASSY-QUERE

Economist and Professor, University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

1987 Graduation, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris
1991-1992 Economist, Economic Policy, French Ministry of Economy and Finance; Unit. Teaching Assistant, University of Paris-Daupine, Paris
1992 Ph.D., Economics, University of Paris-Dauphine
1995 Research habilitation, University of Cergy-Pontoise
1996-1999 Lecturer, University of Cergy-Pontoise; Associate Researcher, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris
1999-2000 Deputy Director, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris
2001-2004 Professor, University of Paris 10, Nanterre
2003-2011 Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau
2004-2006 Deputy Director, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris
2006-2012 Director, CEPII - French Research Center for International Economics, Paris
2011-2014 Columnist, France Culture
since 2011 Professor, University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris
since 2012 Chair person, Conseil d'Analyse Economique, Paris

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

1981-1998 Economist/Senior Economist Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1983 Doktor rer.soc.oec., University of Vienna
1997 Habilitation in Economics, University of Economics, Vienna
since 1998 European Commission, Brussels

Dr. Sonja PUNTSCHER RIEKMANN

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

1973-1980 Studium der Germanistik, Romanistik und Philosophie, Universität Wien
1981 Promotion zum Dr.phil. (Dissertation: "Mozart. Ein bürgerlicher Künstler")
1980-1982 Freiberufliche Arbeit als Übersetzerin aus dem Italienischen
1982-1984 Scholarin am Institut für Höhere Studien, Abteilung Politikwissenschaft, Wien
1984 Post-Graduate-Diplom der Politikwissenschaft
1985-1986 Projektarbeit als freiberufliche Politikwissenschaftlerin, Publizistin und Übersetzerin
1986-1987 Generalsekretärin der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft
1987-1989 Wissenschaftliche Referentin in der Grünen Parlamentsfraktion für die Bereiche Wissenschafts-, Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik
1989-1990 Programmkoordinatorin der Grünen und Koautorin der Grünen Leitlinien zu Ökologie-, Sozial- und Demokratiepolitik
1989-1992 Mitglied des Bundesvorstandes der Grünen
1990 Projektarbeit am Institut für Konfliktforschung, Wien
1990-2002 Universitätsdozentin, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universitäten Wien und Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
1991 Visitor im Rahmen des International Visitor Program (USIA) der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
1991-1993 Austrian Research Fellow am European Centre for Coordination and Documentation in Social Sciences (Vienna Centre) mit dem Schwerpunkt "Umweltpolitik in West- und Osteuropa"
1993-1994 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Europäischen Zentrum für Wohlfahrtspolitik und Sozialforschung
1993-1995 Redakteurin des Journals für Sozialforschung
1994 Abgeordnete zum Nationalrat der Grünen Fraktion
1991-1996 Arbeit an der Habilitationsschrift (Thema "Die Neuordnung Europas. Das Dispositiv der Integration")
1996 Forschungsaufenthalt am Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Köln
1997 Habilitierung an der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck zur Dozentin für Politikwissenschaft
1997/1998 Mitglied der Jury zur Evaluierung der Projekte des TSER-Programmes der Europäischen Kommission (IV. Rahmenprogramm, Second Call)
1995-1998 Mitglied der Hörer- und Sehervertretung des Österreichischen Rundfunks
1997-1999 Vorsitzende der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft
1998-2002 Lektorin an der Österreichischen Verwaltungsakademie
1998-2002 Stv. Vorsitzende des Universitätsbeirates der Universität Innsbruck
1998-2004 Leiterin der IWE, Forschungsstelle für institutionellen Wandel und europäische Integration der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
1998-2008 Direktorin des EIF, Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (zuvor Forschungsstelle für institutionellen Wandel und europäische Integration)
1999-2000 Präsidentin des sozialwissenschaftlichen Panels zur Verleihung des René Descartes Preises der Europäischen Kommission
1999-2000 Mitglied des ORF-Kuratoriums
2000-2001 Gastprofessorin am Institut für Sozialwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Lehrstuhl für die vergleichende Analyse politischer Systeme
seit 2002 Universitätsprofessorin für Politische Theorie unter Berücksichtigung der Europäischen Politik an der Universität Salzburg
2003-2011 Vizerektorin der Universität Salzburg
seit 2011 Leiterin und Professorin, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg

Dr. Karl W. STEININGER

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

1988-1989 Researcher, Dept. of Economics, Technical University of Vienna
1990-1994 Researcher, Dept. of Economics, University of Graz
1994 Consultant, Environment Dept., World Bank, Washington, D.C., Assist. Professor University of Graz
1995 Visiting Scientist UC Berkely, Dept. of Economics
1997 Guest Professor University of Triest
1999 Venia Docendi Economics
1999 Assoc. Professor University of Graz
since 1999 Guest Professor in Resource Economics, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2000 Social Science Delegate, National Global Change Committee, Austrian Academy of Sciences
since 2005 Head of the Human Dimensions Programme (HDP) and WegCenter Deputy Director

Dr. Christoph BADELT

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

1973 Research Assistant, Institute for Economic Theory and Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1974 Assistant Professor, Institute for Economic Theory and Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1989-1997 Associate Professor, Economics and Social Polic, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1991-1995 Member of Management Team, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1997-1998 Chairman, Faculty of Economics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
since 1997 Full Professor, Economics and Social Policy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1997-2002 Academic Director, Core Research Area "Function and Management of Nonprofit Organisations", WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1998-2002 Vice-rector for Infrastructure, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2002-2015 Rector, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2005-2009 President, Universities Austria (Austrian Rectors' Conference)
2008-2016 Vice President, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2016 Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Economic Symposium

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29.08.2017

10:00 - 12:30Charity Soccer Match - Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
14:00 - 14:30OpeningPlenary
14:30 - 15:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Alex 'Sandy' PentlandPlenary
15:30 - 16:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
16:15 - 17:45Business 2050: Europe's search for the competitive edgePlenary
18:30 - 20:00ecoplus and "So schmeckt Niederösterreich" Lower Austria EveningSocial
20:00 - 22:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

08:00 - 09:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 11:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
09:00 - 10:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague - friend or foe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments - curse or blessing?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment - an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: "The power of we": conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: It's the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
13:30 - 15:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends - conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn't it be better to break out of the prisoner's dilemma altogether?Breakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
15:00 - 17:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Don't confuse trying with doing!Plenary
19:00 - 20:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage - curse or blessing?Partner
22:00 - 00:00Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Alpbach Hike: resources - from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast ClubPartner
08:30 - 09:30"Kater" BreakfastPartner
10:45 - 11:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
11:45 - 12:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
16:30 - 20:00Economic DialoguePartner