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Economic Symposium


In many parts of the business world, globalization has become an integral area of activity which has long been considered a matter of course. For "the average woman or man on the street," however, it is often an emotionally charged "enemy force" and a scapegoat for economic and social problems. In the middle of this conflict we find the national state, which is confronted with ever-decreasing latitude for action as well as the high expectations of citizens with regard to the state's problem-solving capacities. Against this backdrop, renowned politicians, business people, journalists and experts will discuss the future role of national states, the power of multinational companies, the positive and negative aspects of globalized financial markets, and perspectives on a new form of "global governance" at the Alpbach Economics Symposium in 2005.

Economic Symposium

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12:00 - 12:15OpeningPlenary
12:15 - 14:00Globalization: The decline of the old order?Plenary
14:15 - 14:45Special Lecture: Globalization: The decline of the old order?Plenary
14:45 - 16:30Special Lecture: The media and globalizationPlenary
17:00 - 18:30National states and corporations in competition?Plenary


07:00 - 08:30Global, national and /or self-regulation: Who/what will replace the national state?Plenary
09:00 - 10:30The world financial system and national statesPlenary
12:00 - 15:00Working group 09: The Austrian School of Economics and its significance todayBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 01: CSR und ZivilgesellschaftBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working group 02: Financing infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern EuropeBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 03: Globalisierung – Chance oder Gefahr. Öffnung der Agrarmärkte am Beispiel ZuckerBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 04: Internationale Finanzmärkte und FinanzierungBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 05: Tourismus als Motor für Wachstum und BeschäftigungBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 06: PPP und Infrastruktur im GesundheitswesenBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 07: Medien und GlobalisierungBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 08: Regionalentwicklung im Spannungsfeld von Markt und PolitikBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Arbeitskreis 10: Liberalisierung der DienstleistungenBreakout
13:00 - 16:00Working group 11: Corruption as a global factor of (im)potenceBreakout
17:00 - 18:00Special Lecture: Europe and Africa together?Plenary


07:00 - 10:30Political perspectivesPlenary
10:30 - 10:40Closing remarksPlenary