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02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and Society

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

Structural, demographic and technological change combined with high debt and a lack of structural reforms require a review of the role of government. In a market economy, what should the role of a modern state be, what frameworks should it provide, and where should it avoid intervention?

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna
President, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; Director, CES - Center for Economic Studies and Professor of Economics, Chair for Economics and Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Munich; President, CESifo GmbH
Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen
President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Array Erich FOGLAR

President, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation, Vienna

Works Council Training Official, Regional Management: Vienna - Southwest Deputy Chair for Manual Workers, Works Council Political Secretary, Metalworkers Union Deputy General Secretary, Finance Department, Metalworkers Union Secretary General, Metalworkers Union (since 2000: Trade Union for Metal and Textile Workers) Executive Secretary, responsible for finances, Austrian Trade Union Federation Chairman, Trade Union for Metal, Textile and Food Workers Member of Management, Austrian Trade Union Federation Acting President, Austrian Trade Union Federation
1979-1987
1984-1987
1985-1987
1987-1988
1988-1992
1992-2006
2006
2006-2008
since 2007
2008-2009

Dr. Clemens FUEST

President, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research; Director, CES - Center for Economic Studies and Professor of Economics, Chair for Economics and Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Munich; President, CESifo GmbH

Research Assistant, Chair of Economic Policy, University of Cologne Senior Research Assistant, Chair of Public Economics, University of Munich Habilitation, Venia Legendi for Economics, University of Munich Professor, Chair of Public Economics, University of Cologne Professor of Business Taxation and Research Director, Centre for Business Taxation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford President and Chief Executive Officer, ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim; Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim
1991-1995
1995-2001
2001
2001-2008
2008-2013
2013-2016

Dr. Christian KEUSCHNIGG

Director, WPZ - Economic Policy Center, and Professor for Public Economics, University of St.Gallen

Doktor rer.soc.oec. (Ph.D. in Economics), Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck Venia Docendi, Economic Policy and Public Finance, University of Vienna Professor of Public Economics, University of Saarland; Director of European Institute, Economics, University of Saarland Professor of Public Economics and Director of FGN-HSG, University of St. Gallen Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna
1987
1995
1997-2001
since 2001
2012-2014

Dr. Christoph LEITL

President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna

Founding Chairman, European Youth Ph.D., Economic and Social Sciences, Johannes Kepler University Linz Member, Government of the Federal State of Upper Austria with portfolio for Economy, Finance and European Affairs Member, Committee of the Regions (CoR), SME Division President, Eurochambres (Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry) President, European SME Union Honorary President, Eurochambres
1966
1973
1990-2000
1995-2000
2001-2005
2005-2009
since 2006
 
 Academic Posts
 Visiting Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (International Trade Department)
 
 Guest Lectures
 Princeton University
 Fudan University, Shanghai
 University of Cape Town
 T.C. Istanbul Commerce University and Marmara University
 MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Harvard University

Dr. Martina SALOMON

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Business Desk, Kurier, Vienna

Promotion Dr. phil., Universität Salzburg Innenpolitik-Redakteurin, Wiener Redaktion der "Tiroler Tageszeitung" Innenpolitik-Redakteurin "Der Standard" Ressortleiterin Innenpolitik "Die Presse"
1984
1983-1988
1989-2004
2004-2010

Economic Symposium

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30.08.2016

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good CauseSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Changing World – Changing WaysPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:00Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy”Partner
18:00 - 19:30Migration – Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
19:30 - 20:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial

31.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the KeyPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
06:00 - 07:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:30Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:45 - 12:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner

31.08.-30.08.2016

Magenta NightSocial

01.09.2016

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:30Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
07:00 - 08:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
09:00 - 10:30Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner