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Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and Interventions

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Keynote & Discussion
in englischer Sprache

“Social mobility” describes the process by which individuals or groups move between different socio-economic levels. What role do factors such as access to education and integration play in enabling upwards social mobility? When a society loses the possibility of upward economic mobility what impact does this have on the labour market and the wider economy? What structural changes do we need in order to provide the conditions for social mobility and at the same time to resolve the discrepancy between high unemployment and available positions?

Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor, Political Science and Economics, Yale University, New Haven Key Note
Member of Parliament, German Bundestag, Berlin; Former Board Member, Deutsche Telekom AG and Continental AG, Bonn
Researcher, Institute for Macroecomics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Ph.D. John E. ROEMER

Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor, Political Science and Economics, Yale University, New Haven

Dr. h.c. Thomas SATTELBERGER

Member of Parliament, German Bundestag, Berlin; Former Board Member, Deutsche Telekom AG and Continental AG, Bonn

2003-2007 Vorstand, Continental AG, Hannover
2007-2012 Personalvorstand, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
seit 2008 Vorstandsvorsitzender, Nationale Initiative MINT Zukunft e.V., Berlin

Ph.D. Alyssa SCHNEEBAUM

Researcher, Institute for Macroecomics, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

2011 M.A., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2013 Graduate Certificate, Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2013 Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

2000-2005 Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 2005 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2010 Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
since 2016 Host ZiB, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Economic Symposium

show timetable

01.09.2015

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:50OpeningPlenary
13:30 - 14:20Understanding Inequality – an Empirical AssessmentPlenary
14:40 - 16:10Inequality of Opportunity – Causes, Impact and InterventionsPlenary
16:10 - 16:30Political CornerPlenary
16:30 - 20:00ecoplus Lower-Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
16:30 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
18:30 - 20:00The Entrepreneurial Economy – How to Become a Champion?Plenary
20:00 - 21:00Illuminating AlpbachSocial
20:30 - 21:30Young Talents – Late Night ConcertCulture

02.09.2015

06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
07:00 - 08:10Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is (More) Redistribution Necessary?Plenary
07:30 - 08:30The Throwaway SocietyPartner
08:10 - 08:30Political Corner2Plenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Being Family Friendly – Cosmetic PR or a Successful Route to Equality of Opportunity?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Shifting the Perception – Solutions to Combating InequalityPlenary
19:15 - 20:45Young Talents – Maja Osojnik BandCulture

02.09.-01.09.2015

Magenta NightSocial

03.09.2015

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” Breakfast – Back to NormalityPartner
07:00 - 08:30Beyond Clichés – China’s Political and Economic StrategiesPlenary
09:00 - 10:20How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!Plenary
10:20 - 10:35ClosingPlenary
14:45 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner