Part 1: Introduction by Mario Holzner, presentation by Kurt Bayer
Kurt Bayer is Senior Research Associate of wiiw. In prior positions Mr. Bayer was a researcher and board member at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (1971/95), Deputy Director General for Economic Policy and International Financial Institutions at the Austrian Ministry of Finance (1995/2008), Board Director at the World Bank (2002/2004) and Board Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (2008/12).
Part 2: Presentation by Vladmir Gligorov
Vladimir Gligorov is Research Economist at the wiiw and country expert for Balkan countries. His research focuses on long-term growth in transition countries, macroeconomic analysis and financial markets. He is a lecturer at the University of Vienna. He has been a regular contributor to Oxford Analytica and contributed opinion pieces to the Wall Street Journal and writes regular columns for several newspapers and weeklies in Southeast Europe.
Part 3: Presentation by Michael Landesmann
Michael Landesmann is Scientific Director of wiiw and Professor of Economics at the Johannes Kepler University where he is also department head of economic theory and quantitative economic research. His research focuses on East-West economic integration, structural change, economic growth, general topics in international economic relations, globalisation and labour markets and migration. He was a member of the Group of Economic Policy Advisors under the chairmanship of former EU Commission President Romano Prodi and participated in and coordinated a wide range of EU projects on different aspects of European integration.