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07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon”

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From the 1960s, economic policy in major Western economies such as Germany was oriented towards a set of targets, so economic growth found itself on an equal footing with the targets of full employment, price stability and balanced foreign trade. Over recent years, a diversity of alternative political goals have been built into economic planning, (including environmental sustainability, a more equal distribution of income and wealth and gender equality) and have been anchored in various EU strategies. However, in the aftermath of the financial and economic crisis the issues of growth and sound public finances would appear to dominate the EU framework for economic policy.

The seminar will tackle issues around the alternatives for progressive economic policy. How might targets be defined today with a more encompassing economic policy? How might this be institutionalised in national and European economic governance? What is the role of pluralistic and interdisciplinary theoretical approaches and policy concepts when trying to tackle the long-term challenges of our time, including climate change and energy transition, demographic change and migration, and inequality?

Professor Emerita, Feminist Political Economy, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London Chair
Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Chair

Prof. Diane PERRONS

Professor Emerita, Feminist Political Economy, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

1973-1994 Lecturer,London Metropolitan University, London
1994-1995 Lecturer, University of Sussex, Brighton
since 1995 Lecturer - Professor, London School of Economics, London
2004-2008 Director, Gender Institute, London School of Economics, London
2013-2016 Director, Gender Institute , London School of Economics, London
since 2016 Professor Emerita, Feminist Political Economy, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

Dr. Sigrid STAGL

Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1996-1997 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1997 Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2001-2001 Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2001 Visiting Scholar, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
2001-2005 Consultant, Austrian Federal Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Vienna
2004 Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
2007-2009 Visiting Researcher, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen
2005-2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna
since 2011 Senior Fellow, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
since 2008 Advisor, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2014 Full Professor, Environmental Economics and Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Reporter, FWF - Austrian Science Fund, Vienna
Deputy Department Chair, Socioeconomics Department, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2015-2019 Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2019 Deputy Head, Research Institute Economics of Inequality; Head, Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

15:00 - 15:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Opening SpeechesPlenary
16:00 - 16:30A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a TeaserCulture
17:00 - 18:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
18:30 - 20:00Bread and WineSocial

18.08.-23.08.2016

Seminar 01: Beyond MapsSeminar
Seminar 02: Common Challenges to the European and African Union – Climate, Demography, MigrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Religion and PowerSeminar
Seminar 04: World Water Resources and Human Well-Being at Risk – Trends, Data and GovernanceSeminar
Seminar 05: Scientific Excellence and Social Responsibility – How do they go together?Seminar
Seminar 06: The European Union and Its Eastern NeighboursSeminar
Seminar 07: (Economic-)Policy for Progress – The Return of the “Magic Polygon”Seminar
Seminar 08: Biological or Synthetic Evolution?Seminar
Teach For Austria Summer School: Changemaker Lab – Sapere aude!Seminar
Seminar 09: Rule of Law in China and EuropeSeminar
Seminar 10: Utility of Force in the 21st CenturySeminar
Seminar 11: The European Ethos and the SacredSeminar
Seminar 12: Towards a Sustainable Global Carbon LoopSeminar
Seminar 13: Gender Issues in Complex SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 14: Art as Enlightenment in Post-Enlightenment Times?Seminar
Seminar 15: Smart Factory: Social Effects – Prospects for Employment – Impacts on Work and OrganisationSeminar
Seminar 16: Understanding Big DataSeminar
Theatre Workshop with Students of the Royal Academy for Dramatic Art (RADA), LondonSeminar

24.08.2016

07:00 - 13:00Alpbach Open SpaceBreakout