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Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?

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Feuerwehrhaus
Partner / Discussion
in deutscher Sprache

Does minimum wage create or destroy new job opportunities? Does minimum wage need to be implemented by law or through collective contracts? Who profits from it?

Head, Department of Economics and Statistics, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour, Vienna
Executive Secretary, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation; Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna Chair

Dr. Markus MARTERBAUER

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

1988-1994 Universitätsassistent, Institut für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
1994-2011 Konjunkturreferent, Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (WIFO), Wien
seit 2011 Abteilungsleiter, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien

Mag. Bernhard ACHITZ

Executive Secretary, ÖGB - Austrian Trade Union Federation; Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften
1991-1994 Rechtsabteilung, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien
1994-1997 Sozialpolitik, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien
1997-2007 Leiter des Sozialpolitischen Referates, Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
seit 2006 Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Hauptverbandes der Österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger
2008-2012 Leitender Sekretär, Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund
seit 2012 Leitender Sekretär, Bereich Grundsatz, ÖGB - Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 20:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:45 - 09:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
07:00 - 08:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Don’t confuse trying with doing!Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPartner
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 09:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
09:45 - 10:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner