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

Prof. Diane PERRONS

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

Lecturer,London Metropolitan University, London Lecturer, University of Sussex, Brighton Lecturer - Professor, London School of Economics, London Director, Gender Institute, London School of Economics, London Director, Gender Institute , London School of Economics, London
1973-1994
1994-1995
since 1995
2004-2008
2013-2016

Dr. Sigrid STAGL

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

Lecturer, Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Visiting Scholar, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge Consultant, Austrian Ministry of Environmental Affairs Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds Visiting Researcher, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen Senior Fellow, University of Sussex, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna Full Professor, Environmental Economics and Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration Advisor, Austrian Institute of Economic Research Visiting Researcher, London School of Economics Reporter of the FWF - Austrian Science Fund Deputy Department Chair, Department Socioeconomics Head, Institute for Ecological Economics
1993-2001
1996-1997
1997
2001
2001
2001-2005
2004
2005-2009
2007-2009
2008-2009
since 2011
2013
since 2014
since 2014
since 2014

Seminar Week

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17.08.2016

15:00 - 15:30 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2016 Plenary
15:30 - 16:00 Opening Speeches Plenary
16:00 - 16:30 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a Teaser Culture
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

18.08.-23.08.2016

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

24.08.2016

07:00 - 13:00 Alpbach Open Space Breakout