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The End of Conventional Wisdom

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Discussion
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Are mainstream economic theories outdated? Do we need new macroeconomic approaches to understand recent developments? If so, how can they contribute to making economies in Europe more sustainable?

Speakers

Senior Scholar and Visiting Presidential Professor of Economics, City University of New York
Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, Department of Political Economy, King's College London
Head, Research Unit Economics and Social Sciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Branko MILANOVIC

Senior Scholar and Visiting Presidential Professor of Economics, City University of New York

1987 PhD in Economics/Statistics, University of Belgrade
1991-2013 Lead Economist, Research Department, World Bank
1996-2007 Adjunct Professor, SAIS Johns Hopkins University
2003-2006 Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington
2007-2013 College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
2010-2011 Visiting Fellow, All Souls, Oxford and Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
since 2011 Senior Scholar and Visiting Presidential Professor of Economics, City University of New York

Mark PENNINGTON

Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, Department of Political Economy, King's College London

1997-1999 Research Fellow, London School of Economics
1999-2011 Lecturer in Public Policy, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
2003-2009 Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
2003-2009 Reader in Public Policy and Political Economy, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
since 2012 Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy, King's College London

PhD Dr. Irmi SEIDL

Head, Research Unit Economics and Social Sciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf

1985 Vordiplom, Economic Sciences (intermediate examination for diploma), University of Munich
1986 Bachelor, Economics, University of Aix-Marseille
1987 Master, Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
1993 PhD, Business Economics, University St.Gallen
1995-2002 Research Fellow, Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zürich
1998/1997 Visiting Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and at the Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
2002-2006 Co-Head, Economics Section, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf
2003 Venia legendi, in environmental sciences with focus on environmental economics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zurich
since 2006 Head, Research Unit Economics and Social Sciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Reporter, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

1994-2005 Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company
2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
seit 2005 Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
seit 2010 Journalist / Editor / Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
seit 2016 Host Früh-ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2014

14:00 - 14:10OpeningPlenary
14:10 - 15:40New Goals for the EconomyPlenary
16:10 - 17:40The End of Conventional WisdomPlenary
17:40 - 18:00Political CornerPlenary
18:30 - 19:30Umverteile und herrsche. Wem gehört der Wohlstand?Partner
20:00 - 21:30Learning from the Care EconomyPlenary
21:30 - 22:30Smart Blue HourSocial
22:30 - 23:45Cello Goes Tango or Cello Goes South AmericaCulture

27.08.2014

08:00 - 08:4514th management club Business Breakfast "Österreich braucht Europa"Partner
09:00 - 10:10Global Division of Labour - How Can Europe Prosper?Plenary
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 01: Hayek vs Keynes: The Most Important Liberal EconomistsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 02: A New Economic and Competition Model for EuropeBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 03: Critical Success Factors of Entrepreneurial EducationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 04: Intellectual Property - A System at the Crossroads?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 05: US Focus Back on Industry - Blessing or Curse for Europe?Breakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 06: Clash of Generations - Corporate Cultures Put to the Test by New Working EnvironmentsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 07: Re-IndustrialisationBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 08: Work to Live, or Live to Work? - Changing Working EnvironmentsBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 09: Putting User Innovation to WorkBreakout
11:00 - 13:30Breakout Session 10: The Future of Corporate Learning - What Makes Businesses Successful?Breakout
12:10 - 12:30Political CornerPlenary
13:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 11: The EU's Energy and Climate Policy - A Threat to Our Industries?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 12: Inequality Before and After the Financial CrisisBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 13: Schengen for Data: What Is Necessary, What Is Feasible?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 14: Good Is the Enemy of Great - What Distinguishes Leading Enterprises from Others?Breakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 15: Room for CreativityBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 16: Business Development Based on Design ThinkingBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 17: The Key to Innovation - People, Mindset, TechnologiesBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 18: Sharing Economy - Cooperatives in the 21st CenturyBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 19: The Economic Future of EuropeBreakout
14:30 - 17:00Breakout Session 20: From Wallet to Smartphone - Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital World of FinanceBreakout
18:00 - 19:30Peter Drucker Special Lecture: Property or Communities? The Upcoming Challenge for CompaniesPlenary
21:00 - 22:00Don't Mind the GapCulture

27.08.-28.08.2014

Magenta NightSocial

28.08.2014

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with: Alexa L. WesnerPartner
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with: Franz FischlerPartner
08:30 - 09:00"Kater" BreakfastPartner
09:00 - 10:00The Economy According to the MediaPlenary
10:00 - 10:30Cooperation in EuropePlenary
11:00 - 12:20Europe's Economy and the Next GenerationPlenary
12:20 - 12:30ClosingPlenary
22:00 - 23:30Brunnhilde - DJanes NightCulture