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Is there a Social Perspective for the Eurozone?


WWWforEurope at the Chamber of Labour, Vienna, Austria

Conference topic: Is there a Social Perspective for the Eurozone?

Vienna, Austria, 15 November, 2013

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On November 15, 2013, Karl Aiginger joined Peter Bofinger, Markus Marterbauer and Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell at the Austrian Chamber of Labour for a discussion on the topic "Is there a Social Perspective for the Eurozone?"

Aiginger based his views on the new WWWforEurope research paper "Competitiveness under New Perspectives", which he wrote together with Susanne B√§rentaler-Sieber and Johanna Vogel.

At the discussion, Aiginger said that in the short run the economy will have to be kick-started by investments in education and research and by giving the peripheral countries a chance to start growing again. In the long run we need a transition to the broad concept of competitiveness, meaning creating and delivering welfare beyond GDP goals for all its citizens, thereby ensuring sustainable growth and more life-quality.

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