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Weal and Woe of the Eurozone

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

The present crisis has revealed basic flaws in the conception of the Eurozone: stagnant economies, increasing divergence, excessive unemployment in many countries and the focus on budget consolidation as a primary economic goal endanger this important integration project. Are there constructive ways forward?

Speakers

Director, Flassbeck-Economics, Wolfersweiler
Deputy Director and Head, International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme, CEPII, Paris
Former Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Member of the Supervisory Board, OeEB - Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (Development Bank of Austria), Vienna Chair

Dr. Heiner FLASSBECK

Director, Flassbeck-Economics, Wolfersweiler

1971-1976 Studies, Economics, University of the Saarland
1976-1980 German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden
1980-1986 Federal Ministry of Economics, Bonn
1980-1984 Division for basic issues of German and European economic policy, concentrating on "European economic policy"
1984-1985 Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the International Organisations in Geneva
1986-1990 Studies, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
1987 Dr., Free University Berlin
1986-1988 Temporary Lecturer, College for Higher Professional Training in Economics, Berlin
1990-1998 Head, Business Cycles Department, German Institute for Economic Research
1993-1999 Economic Adviser, Government of Kazakstan
1996 Visiting Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cambridge
1998-1999 State Secretary (Vice Minister), Federal Ministry of Finance, Bonn
1999-2000 Publicist and Consultant
2000-2002 Senior Economist, UNACTAD-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva
since 2003 Chief, Macroeconomic and Development Policies Branch, UNACTAD-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva
since 2003 Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNACTAD-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva
2005 Appointed Honorary Professor, Hamburg University for Economics and Politics

Ph.D. Natacha VALLA

Deputy Director and Head, International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme, CEPII, Paris

1993 Baccalauréat C, Lycee Jean Moulin, Lyon; Graduation (violin), Conversatoire National de Lyon
1996 Khâgne and Hypokhâgne B/L, Lycee du Parc, Lyon
1996-1997 Masters, Economics, Université Lyon II, Lyon; Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
2003 PhD, Economics, European University Institute, Florence
2003-2008 Lecturer, International Economics, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
2005-2007 Directorate Research, Banque de France, Paris
2006-2007 Lecturer, International Economics, H.E.C. Paris Haute études commerciales de Paris
2001-2008 Economist, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main
2008-2014 Executive Director, Global Economic Research, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., New York
since 2014 Deputy Director, Scientific Programme International Macroeconomics and Finance, CEPII - Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales, Paris

Dr. Kurt BAYER

Former Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Member of the Supervisory Board, OeEB - Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (Development Bank of Austria), Vienna

 Studies in Law, Graz; International Relations, Johns Hopkins Bologna Center; Economics, University of Maryland
1971-1995 Researcher and Board Member, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
1995-2008 Deputy Director General, Austrian Ministry of Finance
2002-2004 Board Director, World Bank
2008-2012 Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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