wiiw Spring Seminar 2016

07  April 2016    9:00 am CEST

Europe's Integration Challenged


Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Otto Wagner Platz 3, 1090 Vienna, Kassensaal


08:30  Registration and coffee

09:00  Welcome Address
Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald, Director Economic Analysis Department,  Oesterreichische Nationalbank

09:10  Introduction to seminar 
Robert Stehrer, Designated Scientific Director, wiiw
09:20  Welcome Address: Introducing the Challenges 
Hannes Swoboda, President wiiw, Member of European Parliament (ret.)
09:35  Keynote: Europe’s Integration Challenged 
Danuta Hübner, Member of European Parliament, Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO)
10:45  Coffee Break
11:15  The Economic Situation in CESEE  
Gábor Hunya, Senior Economist, wiiw
12:00  Infrastructure Investment and the Competitiveness of the Economies in the Western Balkans
Mario Holzner,  Deputy Director, wiiw
12:30  Buffet Luncheon
13:30  Keynote: China’s Silk Road Strategy 
Peter Nolan, Chong Hua Professor in Chinese Development, Cambridge University
14.30  Eurasia and the Silk Road 
Peter Havlik, Senior Economist, wiiw
15:00  Coffee Break
15:20  The Role of Financing Constraints for Innovation: Evidence for CESEE and CIS Firms
Sandra Leitner, Senior Economist, wiiw
16:00  European Integration and the Migration Challenge 
Michael Landesmann, Scientific Director, wiiw
16:40  End of Seminar