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Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economy

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Keynote
english language

At the core of every economic action stands the human being. How does this ‘human’ work? Is the individual tending more towards conflict or cooperation? How do businesses and states develop their decisions? Does the economy need conflict or are cooperative models more successful in the long run?

Professor of Economics and Director, UBS International Center of Economics in Society, University of Zurich
Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

Array Ernst FEHR

Professor of Economics and Director, UBS International Center of Economics in Society, University of Zurich

Masters Degree, University Education in Economics, University of Vienna Research Assistant, Institute for Public Finance and Economic Policy and Post Graduate Education in Economics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna Doctorate in Economics, University of Vienna Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Economic Policy, University of Technology, Vienna Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Economic Policy, University of Technology, Vienna Habilitation in Economics Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Economic Policy, University of Technology, Vienna Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research in Economic Growth, Vienna Chair for Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research, Faculty of Economics and Computer Science, University of Zurich Core Member, Research Initiative of the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Director, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich External Faculty Member, Santa Fe Institute Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Economics, MIT Fellow, Collegium Helveticum Director, Priority Research Program on the "Foundations of Human Social Behavior", University of Zurich Chairman, Department of Economics, University of Zurich Global Distinguished Professor in Economics, New York University
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Dr. Alex 'Sandy' PENTLAND

Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Lecturer and Research Scientist, Stanford University, Stanford; SRI - Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, CA Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Academic Head, MIT Media Lab, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program Director, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Co-Lead, Big Data, Privacy, Development, World Economic Forum, Cologny
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Array Rainer NOWAK

Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna

Study of History and Political Science (without completing) Freelancer "Vorarlberger Nachrichten" Entry to "Die Presse" Editor, Domestic Policy Department, "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Department head "Chronik/Wien", "Die Presse", Vienna Appointment to Editorial Director for the new "Presse am Sonntag", Vienna Appointment to Head of Domestic Policy, "Die Presse", Vienna Editor-in-Chief, "Die Presse", Vienna Publisher, "Die Presse", Vienna
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 20:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

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

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPartner
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 09:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
09:45 - 10:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner