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08: Mobilising Europe’s growth potential

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Hauptschule
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The aim of the seminar is to examine Europe’s sluggish economic growth and to assess, with reference to the EU’s “Lisbon strategy”, feasible options available to poli-cymakers for increasing Europe’s longterm growth potential. Issues to be raised will include the channels of education, R&D and innovation contributing to productivity, the role of structural adjustments and increased competition to foster growth, the possibly growthretarding impact of the present macro-policy framework, but also methodological problems in the context of indi-cator measurement and target implementation. These issues will be related to the general economic perspectives of the EU, including the challenges posed by enlargement and necessary transitions in light of the draft EU constitution.

READING LIST:

European Commission (2005), “Working together for growth and jobs: A new start for the Lisbon strategy”, COM (2005) 24, 2 February. [http://europa.eu.int/growthandjobs/pdf/COM2005_024_en.pdf]

European Commission (2005), “The economic costs of non-Lisbon: A survey of the literature on the economic impact of Lisbon-type reforms”, DG ECFIN, European Economy, Occasional Papers, No. 16, March. [http://europa.eu.int/comm/economy_finance/ publications/occasional_papers/2005/ocp16en.pdf]

European Commission (2005), “Integrated guidelines for growth and jobs (2005-2008)”, COM(2005) 141 final, 12 April. [http://europa.eu.int/growthandjobs/pdf/COM2005_141_en.pdf]

PELKMANS, J. CASEY, J.-P. (2004), “Can Europe deliver growth?: The Sapir Report and beyond”, CEPS Policy Brief No. 45, January. [http://shop.ceps.be/BookDetail.php?item_id=1092]

Speakers

Head, Economic Analysis Division, Österreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
Economist, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Leiter der Abteilung Wirtschaftspolitik im Bundesministerium für Finanzen
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cbased, Vienna
WIFO-Referent für öffentliche Wirtschaft und internationale Wirtschaftspolitik Chair
Scientific Director, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf Chair

Mag. Dr. Ernest GNAN

Head, Economic Analysis Division, Österreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

1986 Master s degree in commercial sciences at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna
1989 Doctorate in economics at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna
1991 Economics course at London School of Economics
1987 Investment fund manager at Genossenschaftliche Zentralbank, Vienna.
1988-1991 Economist at Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna, Economics Division
1992-1994 National expert at the European Commission, Brussels, Directorate General for Monetary and Financial Affairs
since 1992 Numerous lectures, on behalf of the European Commission, the European Monetary Institute and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, on subjects related to macroeconomics, monetary union, monetary and exchange rate policy, and central banking
1995-1997 Economist at the European Monetary Institute (forerunner of the European Central Bank), Frankfurt, Secretariat of the Foreign-Exchange Policy Sub-Committee
 Since 1998 Regular university undergraduate courses on "The political economy of European integration" for US students participating in a one semester Vienna Program of AHA International
1998 Deputy Head, Foreign Research Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
  Adjunct Professor at Webster University, Vienna; Graduate courses on "Current Economic Analysis"
since 1999 Head, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna
since 2000 Member of the European Central Bank s Monetary Policy Committee
since 2003 Member of the Government Debt Committee

Jürgen JANGER

Economist, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

1996 Diploma in Business Administration, E.S.C.P. (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris)
1997-1999 Assistant Brand Manager, Kraft Foods
1999-2001 Research Economist and Department Coordinator, Institute for Industrial Research
2002 M.Sc. The Political Economy of European Integration, LSE
2003 Ph.D. Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
since 2003 Economist, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Dr. Alfred KATTERL

Leiter der Abteilung Wirtschaftspolitik im Bundesministerium für Finanzen

1986-1988 Scholar am Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
1988-1991 Referent Abteilung Wirtschaftspolitik
1991-1997 stv. Leiter der Abteilung EU-Koordination
1997-2003 stv. Leiter der Abteilung Wirtschaftspolitik
seit 2003 Leiter der Abteilung Wirtschaftspolitik

Dr. Hannes LEO

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, cbased, Vienna

1992 Ph.D., Business Economics and Economics of Trade, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1990-2007 Researcher, Deputy Director, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO, Vienna
2008 Director, IZA - Institute for the Study of Labour, Bonn
2008-2012 Director, leoon Consulting, Vienna / Brussels
since 2010 Chief Executive Officer, cbased GmbH, Vienna

Dr. Heinz HANDLER

WIFO-Referent für öffentliche Wirtschaft und internationale Wirtschaftspolitik

1960-1965 Rechts- und staatswissenschaftliche Studien, Universität Wien
1966-1968 Postgraduales Ökonomiestudium, Institut für Höhere Studien, Wien
1968-1973 Referent am Österr. Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO), Wien
1973-1976 Mitarbeiter des Internationalen Währungsfonds, Washington D.C.
1976-1993 Währungsreferent des WIFO
1987-1993 Stellvertretender Leiter des WIFO
1989 Habilitation an der Technischen Universität Wien
1993-2003 Sektionsleiter im Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Wien
seit 2003 Wissenschaftlicher Referent am WIFO

PD Dr. Gustav A. HORN

Scientific Director, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf

1973-1979 Studies of economics at the University of Bonn (North-Rhine Westphalia), degree: Diplom-Volkswirt (1979)
1980-1981 DAAD scholarship at the London School of Economics, degree: Master of Science (1981)
1981-1986 Assistant lecturer for applied economic research at the University of Konstanz
1986-1998 Research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), doctoral degree (Dr. rer. oec.) at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
1998-1999 Interim Head of the Department of Macro Analysis and Forecasting at DIW
2000-2004 Head of the Department of Macro Analysis and Forecasting at DIW
2001 Habilitation at TU Berlin
since 2005 Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Hans-Böckler Foundation
since 2007 Professor (external) of Economics at the University of Flensburg
2001-2009 Advisor to the European Parliament
2009 Member of the commission of the political executive of the SocialdemocraticParty in Germany (SPD) for regulation of financial markets
since 2012 Professor (external) of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
since 2010 Member of the economic council at the party chairman of the Socialdemocratic Party in Germany (SPD)
since 2010 Chairman of the Chamber for Social Order of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD)

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