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01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century

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Thomas Piketty showed in his book “Capital in the 21st Century” that our economic system supports wealth redistribution from the bottom to the top. However, such a divide within society has negative consequences on the overall economic development of a nation. Much potential remains unused. What and how do the rich contribute to societal wealth? Is there already too much redistribution? How does inequality affect welfare?

Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy, Free University of Berlin
Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck
Head, Department of Economics and Statistics, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna
Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Giacomo CORNEO

Professor of Public Finance and Social Policy, Free University of Berlin

Promotion, politische Ökonomie, Ministero dell´Universitá e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Rom Quantitative Economics, European Doctoral Program Lehrtätigkeit, ENPC - Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris Berater, arbeitsmarkt- und sozialpolitische Angelegenheiten, Ministère de l´Economie et des Finances, Paris Assistent und Privatdozent, Institut für Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Bonn Gast, University of California, Berkeley; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Professor, Universität Osnabrück
 Studium, Volkswirtschaftslehre, Wirtschaftsuniversität Luigi Bocconi, Mailand
 Studium, EHSS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
1992
1992
1992-1993
1993-1994
1994-1997
1997-1998
1998-2004

Michael FÖRSTER

Senior Policy Analyst, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

Administrator, Non-Member Economies and International Migration Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris Research Fellow, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy Research, Vienna Administrator, Social Policy Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
 Doctorat en Sciences Economiques (PhD), University of Liège
2000-2004
2000-2004
2005-2009

Mag. Christine MAYRHUBER

Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

Student, Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Project Staff Member, project: "Health Report of the City of Vienna", Municipal Department 15, City of Vienna Project Assistant, Department of Economics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
1988-1995
1994
1995-1999

Dr.-Ing. Silke ÖTSCH

Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck

Studies, Architecture, Bauhaus-University, Weimar; Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette Architect, Arets Architekten, Maastricht Doctorate, Scholarship, Land of Thuringia, Bauhaus-University, Weimar Architect, Haid+Partner, Nuremberg Research Assistant, Department of Structure and Design, University of Innsbruck Doctorate, Engineering Sciences, Bauhaus-University, Weimar
1993-1999
2000
2000-2003
2004
2005-2009
2006

Dr. Markus MARTERBAUER

Head, Department of Economics and Statistics, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Universitätsassistent, Institut für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) Konjunkturreferent, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO), Wien
1988-1994
1994-2011

Mag. Christa SCHLAGER

Head, Department of Economic Policy, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna

Economics Department, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Vienna
 Studies, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
 Studies, Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
since 1999

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 - 18:30InEquality from a Female PerspectivePartner
16:30 - 17:30Rankings and Reality – Austria’s Economic Competitiveness Put to the TestPartner
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 - 07:00Digital Technology: From Inequality to Inclusion – Peter Drucker Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:00 - 07:0015th management club Business BreakfastPartner
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 08: Value Networks as a Key to a Successful Business LocationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Intergenerational Justice and Economic OutcomesBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: How Can Europe Overcome Disparity due to the Digital Revolution?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Tackling Social Injustice in EuropeBreakout
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 05: Win-Win?! The Symbiosis of Big Business and StartupsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Economic and Financial Education – What Has to be Done?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: Leading Organisations – What Next?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Peripheral Business Locations – Disadvantage or (Underestimated) Potential?Breakout
11:30 - 12:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 11: All the Same – All Different?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 20: The Investment Gap in Europe – How to Kick-start Growth?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 18: Disabled Employees – Opportunities for Growth & InnovationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 14: Care as a Gender Political and Economic ChallengeBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 19: More Equal than Others? Modern Management between Leadership and ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 17: Equality – Location Dependent?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 13: Better Decisions through ParticipationBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 12: The Pension System – Unfair Rather than Equitable?Breakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 16: Energy Supply in Transformation – Inequality in Access to Markets and Political PowerBreakout
12:30 - 15:00Breakout Session 15: New Technologies – Old InequalitiesBreakout
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 02: In Conversation with Angelika KreschBreakout
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast Club 01: In Conversation with Dan ShechtmanBreakout
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