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Karl Aiginger, (WIFO) (click to enlarge)

Antonin Rusek (Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, USA) (click to enlarge)

Antonin Rusek (Susquehanna University) , Karl Aiginger (WIFO) (click to enlarge)

Grigoris Zarotiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) (click to enlarge)

Petr Rozmahel (Mendel University, Brno), Peter Huber (WIFO) (click to enlarge)

Matthias Firgo, Hans Pitlik (WIFO) (click to enlarge)

WWWforEurope at the Research Centre Conference in Brno


WWWforEurope at the Research Centre Conference of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Mendel University, Brno

Conference topic: Eurozone Future: From Crisis to Stabilisation, Reform and Growth

Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic, 28-29 November 2013

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2013 marked the 7th anniversary of the Research Centre Conference of the Faculty of Business and Economics at Mendel University, Brno. The main concern of the conference was analysis, evaluation and discussion of the impacts of financial crisis on the European economy and the Eurozone future. A special focus was dedicated to the Central and Eastern European countries and also the EU periphery countries.

Economists and academics from Europe and USA attended the conference, including Antonin Rusek of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, USA, and Grigoris Zarotiadis of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The international participants presented 25 research and discussion papers related to the topic of the conference. Seven research papers including the key note lecture given by the coordinator of the WWWforEurope project, Prof. Karl Aiginger, director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Vienna, describing the results of the WWW for Europe project, were presented in special conference sessions.

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Apart from presenting and discussing high quality research papers and comments, the conference was also successful in terms of dissemination of the project information and interim results.

See these links for coverage of the conference in Czech:

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WWWforEurope Presentations

Keynote: Competitiveness of Europe and its Member States after the Crisis - Karl Aiginger, Austrian Institute of Economic Research - WIFO, Vienna, Austria

Unconditional Convergence in Currency Unions: an Analysis of European
Regions from 1991 to 2009
- Mathias Firgo, Peter Huber, WIFO

The German Labour Market Reforms in a European Context: A DSGE Analysis - Atilim Seymen, Claudia Busl, Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany

Labor Market Performance in OECD Countries: A comprehensive empirical
modeling approach of institutional interdependencies
 - Andreas Sachs, Frauke Schleer, ZEW

The Integration of Informal Institutions and Governance Quality in
shaping Welfare state attitudes
- Hans Pitlik, WIFO, Ludek Kouba, Mendel University

Integration of Central and Eastern European Countries: Increasing EU
- Petr Rozmahel, Ludek Kouba, Ladislava Grochova, Nikola Najman, Mendel University

Industrial Policy in European Union and its Impact on the New Member
- Georgyi Csuka, Ádám Török, Anita Veres, Pannonia University, Vezsprem,