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WWWforEurope Board Members at European Forum Alpbach

Members of the WWWforEurope Scientific Board and Policy Board took part in these events at European Forum Alpbach:

Plenary/Keynote & Discussion: How to Grow or Not to Grow – that is the Question!
with Gunilla Almgren, President of the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UAEPME)
and Mathilde Mesnard, OECD, Coordinator of the NAEC – New Approaches to Economic Challenges initiative

Plenary/Panel: New Roles for International Financial Institutions
Chair: Kurt Bayer, Development Bank of Austria

Plenary/Debate: Weal and Woe of the Eurozone
Chair: Kurt Bayer, Development Bank of Austria

Plenary/Debate: Growing Disparities in Wealth and Income – Is Redistribution Necessary?
with Giacomo Corneo, Free University of Berlin

Breakout Session: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century
Giacomo Corneo, Free University of Berlin

Breakout Session: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?
with Helga Nowotny, ERA Council Forum Austria

Special Lecture
by Jeffrey D. Sachs
, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Breakout Session: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream
Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former board member of the ECB, WIFO

Seminar: Macroeconomic Imbalances in Europe – Is EMU Doomed to Survive?
Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former board member of the ECB, WIFO

 


WWWforEurope at European Forum Alpbach 2015


 

WWWforEurope at European Forum Alpbach 2015

Conference topic: InEquality

Alpbach, Austria, 25 August - 4 September 2015

Programme

 


Breakout Session: The Welfare of Nations in the 21st Century, with Giacomo Corneo (FU Berlin), Michael Förster (OECD), Christine Mayrhuber (WIFO), Silke Ötsch (University of Innsbruck), Markus Marterbauer (Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour), Christa Schlager (Vienna Chamber of Labour)


Breakout Session: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes, with Markus Jänti (Stockholm University), Monika Kircher (Infineon Technologies Austria AG), John E. Roemer (Yale University), Alyssa Schneebaum, and Jesus Crespo Cuaresma (both Vienna University of Economics and Business)



The topic of the 2015 Forum was „InEquality“. It featured a seminar week and a number of symposiums on the topics of health, higher education, the legal system, technology, politics, economics, built environment and the financial market.

WWWforEurope board members Gunilla Almgren, President of UEAPME, and former EU Commissioner, now President of the European Alpbach Forum, Franz Fischler as well as Mathilde Mesnard of the OECD joined WWWforEurope coordinator Karl Aiginger for a press conference.

 

WWWforEurope researchers took part in a variety of panels, break-out sessions, and seminars:

Breakout Session: Energy Supply in Transformation –
Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power

with Karl Aiginger, Director of WIFO, Coordinator of WWWforEurope

Breakout Session: Intergenerational Justice and Economic Outcomes
with Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma, Alyssa Schneebaum, Vienna University of Business and Economics

Breakout Session: The Pension System – Unfair rather than Equitable?
with Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Vienna University of Technology

Breakout Session: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution
with Angela Köppl, WIFO

Seminar: Work, Distribution and Crisis in Europe
with Janneke Plantenga, Utrecht University, School of Economics

Breakout Session: Inequality of Outcome and Inequality of Opportunity,
Two Incompatible Sides of the Same Coin?

with Janneke Plantenga, Utrecht University, School of Economics

Plenary/Keynote & Discussion: Inequality of Opportunity –
Causes, Impact and Interventions

with Alyssa Schneebaum, Vienna University of Business and Economics

Plenary: Aims and Resoluts of Fiscal Equalisation
with Margit Schratzenstaller-Altzinger, WIFO



Breakout Session: Energy Supply in Transformation - Inequality in Access to Markets and Political Power, with Karl Aiginger (WIFO), Cornelia Daniel (Dachgold E.U.), Christoph Frei (World Energy Council), Andrä Rupprechter (Austrian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment, and Water Management), Eva Schmid (Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research), Susanna Zapreva (Wien Energie GmbH), Georg Günsberg (Politik- und Strategieberatung)


Plenary Debate: How to Grow or Not to Grow - that is the Question, with Gunilla Almgren (UEAPME), Anna Handschuh (Elephant Strategy), Reiner Hoffmann (Confederation of German Trade Unions), Georg Kopetz (TTTech Computertechnik AG), Mathilde Mesnard (OECD), Wilhelm Molterer (European Investment Bank), Rosa Lyon (ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)