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07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and Growth

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European Forum Alpbach
The EU discussion of required austerity measures and growth policies and of their sequence has been raging since the outbreak of the crisis. Economic arguments alone will not solve this dilemma, since the social cohesion and viability of the Union and of crisis countries are at stake. This breakout session is intended to discuss whether the diverging positions are incompatible and how the crisis could and should be solved.

Head of Unit, Coordination of country-specific policy surveillance, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels
Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Former Board Director, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Member of the Supervisory Board, OeEB - Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (Development Bank of Austria), Vienna

Dr. Barbara KAUFFMANN

Head of Unit, Coordination of country-specific policy surveillance, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels

BA, University of Heidelberg MA (Economics), University Florida Ph.D., University Florida Institute of World Economics, Kiel German Ministry of Finance, Bonn DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels Head of Unit Western Balkans, Mediterranean, Development Issues, Brussels Head of Unit France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Hungary, Brussels Head of Unit Coordination Multilateral Surveillance, Brussels
1982
1983
1987
1987-1990
1990-1991
since 1991
1999-2004
2004-2013
since 2013

Dr. Margit SCHRATZENSTALLER-ALTZINGER

Senior Researcher of Public Finance, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Studium der Ökonomie, Universität Gießen und Milwaukee, USA Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Universität Gießen Promotion, Universität Gießen Postdoc, Universität Göttingen Referentin, Öffentliche Finanzen, WIFO Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
1991-1996
1996-2002
2001
2002-2003
seit 2003
  Expertin, Arbeitsausschuss des Staatsschuldenausschusses
  Lehrbeauftragte, Universität Wien
  Forschungsschwerpunkte: (Europäische) Budget- und Steuerpolitik, internationaler Steuerwettbewerb und -harmonisierung, fiskalischer Föderalismus, Gender Budgeting

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

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

Perspectives

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Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary

19.08.2013

12:30 - 12:45 Opening Plenary
12:45 - 14:30 European Values: Acquis or Cheap Talk? Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 The European Union’s Future Role in a Global Economy Plenary
18:00 - 20:00 “Foreign” by Miriam Fassbender Plenary

20.08.2013

07:00 - 08:30 Europe in the Media Plenary
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 07: The Financial Crisis as Litmus-Test: The Union between Austerity and Growth Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 02: Europe after the Crisis – “More Europes” or “More Europe”? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 08: The Achillees Heel of the European Project: Youth Unemployment in Europe Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 03a: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 06: Coordinating Economic Policies within the EU Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 04a: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 01a: The European Union – With or Without Me? Breakout
09:00 - 11:00 Working Group 05: What Role for Social Partners in the European Union 2.0 of the Future? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 09: A New Culture for Investment and Innovation Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 01b: The European Union – With or Without Me? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 04b: Is there a Future for the European Welfare State? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 11: Changing Values – Focus on Incentives Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 03b: Higher Vocational Education and Training in Europe: Which Way Forward? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 10: The EU s Role in Global Governance: Working With Strategic Partners Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 12: Coordinating European Pension Policies – A Bridge so Near? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Working Group 13: Horizon 2020: The Ambitious Goals of the EU Innovation Policy Breakout

21.08.2013

07:30 - 11:00 The EU’s WMD strategy – Lessons Learnt from Outreach Programmes in Export Control Plenary
08:00 - 08:30 Europe: A Phoenix from the Ashes? Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 The Future of Europe: A Grassroots Perspective Plenary
10:30 - 10:35 Closing Plenary