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Market versus public sector

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Which functions should the public sector fulfil in the 21st century? This panel will address general considerations regarding the scope and structure of state activities (tasks and expenses, taxes, regulatory measures). The European socio-economic model will be discussed in detail status quo and needs for reform from a sustainability perspective

Speakers

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
Leiter, Institut für öffentliche Finanzen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Abstract
Was soll der Staat auf EU-Ebene tun? Ein kritischer Blick in den Vertrag von Lissabon und die Europäische Charta der Menschenrechte

Soll die Europäische Union über viele oder über wenig eigene Kompetenzen verfügen? Anhänger der Idee eines geeinten Europas, das auch machtpolitisch gegenüber anderen großen Staaten als Block auftreten kann, werden einen umfangreichen Kompetenzkatalog befürworten. Doch es stellt sich die Frage, wer diese Macht handhaben soll. Eine Verfassung muss so abgesichert sein, dass auch schlechte Politiker nicht allzu viel Unheil anrichten können. Wo eine enge demokratische Rückkopplung der Politik vorhanden ist, da können der Regierung mehr Kompetenzen zugestanden werden, als wo dies nicht der Fall ist. Der Vertrag von Lissabon setzt hier einige Fragezeichen.
Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, Bethesda, MD
Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna Chair

Dr. Karl AIGINGER

Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna

1966-1970 Studies of Economics, University of Vienna
since 1970 Economic Researcher, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1982 Visiting Professor, Stanford University, California
1984-1987 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1991 Visiting Professor, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts
1993-2000 Member, Supervisory Board, ÖIAG - Österreichische Industrieholding, Vienna
1996-1998 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
1997 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
2000-2004 Deputy Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 1992 Honorary Professor, Industrial Economics & Economic Policies, Johannes Kepler University Linz
since 2000 Editor, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade together with Marcel Canoy
2002 Visiting Professor, Research and Lecturing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
since 2005 Director, WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2006 Professor for Economic Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2012 Coordinator, WWWforEurope (European Commission FP7)

Dr. Charles Beat BLANKART

Leiter, Institut für öffentliche Finanzen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

1969 Promotion an der Universität Basel
1976 Habilitation an der Universität Konstanz
1978 Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin
1978-1985 Professor an der Universität der Bundeswehr München
1985-1992 Professor an der Technischen Universität Berlin
 Forschungsschwerpunkte: öffentliche Finanzen, Public Choice, Föderalismus, Regulierung
 Gastprofessuren:
seit 1992 Professor an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
1973-1974 Center for Study of Public Choice VPI in Blacksburg, Virginia
1987,1998 Universität La Sapienza in Rom
 Gast und Fellow:
2004-2005 Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1981 Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
1985 Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

PhD Vito TANZI

Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, Bethesda, MD

 PhD in Economics, Harvard University
1967-1974 Professor and Chairman, Economics Department, American University, Washington DC
1974-1981 Chief, Tax Policy Division, International Monetary Fund
1981-2000 Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
1990-1994 President of the International Institute of Public Finance
2000-2001 Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
 Over the years his main interests have been public finance and macroeconomics. He has had a sustained interest in fiscal developments of developing countries. In recent years he has been concerned with the long-run growth of public spending in industrial countries and more broadly with the role of the state in market economies. He has also written several papers on the economics of corruption and on the relationship between globalization and fiscal systems.
2001-2003 State Secretary in the Italian Government

Dr. Franz SCHELLHORN

Director, Agenda Austria, Vienna

1990-1991 Bankausbildung in der Creditanstalt Bankverein
1992-1997 Studium der Handelswissenschaften, WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
1997-2013 Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien
2004-2013 Leiter der Wirtschaftsredaktion, "Die Presse", Wien
2011-2013 Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, "Die Presse", Wien
seit 2013 Direktor, Agenda Austria, Wien

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