wiiw Spring Seminar 2017

30  March 2017    9:00 am CEST

Europe at a Crossroads


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


9:00 Welcome Address
Ewald Nowotny, Governor, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

09:10 Welcome Address
Hannes Swoboda, President wiiw, Member of European Parliament (ret.)

09:20 Introduction to the Seminar
Robert Stehrer, Scientific Director, wiiw

09:30 Keynote: Europe’s future from a US perspective
Adam S. Posen, President, PIIE Peterson Institute for International Economics

11:10 Economic Prospects for CESEE
Mario Holzner, Deputy Director, wiiw

11:45 The Belarus Economy: The Challenges of Stalled Reforms
Rumen Dobrinsky, Senior Economist, wiiw

13:30 Keynote: Europe’s future from a European’s perspective
Guntram B. Wolff, Director of Bruegel

14:30 EU austerity and its distributional effects
Philipp Heimberger, Economist, wiiw

15:30 Panel Discussion: The spectre of Europe’s disintegration

17:00 End of seminar