Programme | Day of Progressive Economic Policy

Congress, May 15th 2019 at FES in Berlin

  • Day of Progressive Economic Policy
    15.05.2019
08:30

Arrival/Registration

09:00
(German/English - Livestream)

Welcome

Roland Schmidt, Managing Director of the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, Berlin

 

09:15
(German/English - Livestream)

Keynote Lecture: What Is Progressive Economic Policy from a Social-Democratic Perspective?

Andrea Nahles, Member of the German Bundestag (MP/SPD), Federal Chairwoman of the SPD and Chairwoman of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, Berlin

09:45
(German/English - Livestream)

Opening Panel Discussion: Between “Black Zero” and World Champion in Exports:
How Viable is the German Economic Model?

Keynote Speeches:

  • Ashoka Mody, Professor of International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Princeton, former Deputy Director of the Research and European Departments at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • Adam Tooze, Professor of Economic History and Director of the European Institute at Columbia University, New York

Panel Discussion

  • Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, former Academic Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf
  • Ashoka Mody, Professor of International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Princeton, former Deputy Director of the Research and European Departments at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • Adam Tooze, Professor of Economic History and Director of the European Institute at Columbia University, New York
  • Achim Truger, Professor of State Activities and Public Finance at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

Chair:

Ulrike Herrmann, Journalist at the  “taz” newspaper

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Parallel Panel Discussions 1.1-1.5

1.1 High Income and Wealth Inequality: How Can it be Reduced? (German/English)

  • Stefan Körzell, Member of the Executive Board of the German Confederation of Trade Unions, Berlin
  • Anita Tiefensee, Consultant at Paritätischer Gesamtverband e.V., Berlin
  • Achim Truger, Professor of State Activities and Public Finance at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Member of the German Council of Economic Experts
  • Norbert Walter-Borjans, former Minister of Finance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

Chair:

Katrin Budde, Member of the German Bundestag (MP/SPD) and Member of the steering committee of the Kocheler Kreis for Economic Policy in the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

 

1.2 Social-Ecological Transformation: How Can it Succeed? (only in German)

  • Kajsa Borgnäs, Foundation for Labour and the Environment of the Trade Union for Mining, Chemicals and Energy Industries (IG BCE), Berlin
  • Hans Diefenbacher, Professor of Economics at the Alfred-Weber-Institute of the University of Heidelberg and Deputy Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research
  • Matthias Miersch, Member of German Bundestag (MP/SPD), Vice-Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, Berlin
  • Ulf Sieberg, Head of Berlin Office, CO2 Abgabe e.V.

Chair:

Petra Pinzler, Correspondent of the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”

 

1.3 Financial Markets Regulation: Where Do We Stand and What Still Needs to be Done? (German/English - Livestream)

  • Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin
  • Gerhard Schick, Managing Director of Bürgerbewegung Finanzwende e.V./Finance Watch Germany, Berlin
  • Helene Schuberth, Head of the Foreign Research Division at the Central Bank of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
  • Adam Tooze, Professor of Economic History and Director of the European Institute at Columbia University, New York

Chair:

Mark Schieritz, Correspondent of the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”

 

1.4. Let’s Dare More Economic Democracy! Which Strategies Can Foster Co-Determination (Workers’ Participation) in Germany and Europe (only in German)

  • Dierk Hirschel, Head of the Economic Policy Division at the German United Services Union (ver.di) National Administration, Berlin
  • Fabian Molina, Member of the National Council of Switzerland (MP/SP), Bern
  • Frank Nullmeier, Professor of Political Science at the University of Bremen
  • Tanja Smolenski, Trade union officer, IG Metall Executive Committee, Berlin

Chair:

Maike Rademaker, Journalist

 

1.5. Migration: How to Cope with the Challenges for the Labour Market and the Welfare State (only in German)

  • Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, former Academic Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf
  • Matthias Knuth, Professor at the Institute for Work, Skills and Training at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Enzo Weber, Head of the Research Department at the Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg and Professor of Empirical Economics at the University of Regensburg

Chair:

Elisabeth Niejahr, Chief reporter of “WirtschaftsWoche”

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Parallel Panel Discussions 2.1-2.5

2.1 What Does the Just, Modern Welfare State of the Future Look Like? (German/English - Livestream)

  • Stefanie Janczyk, Head of Social and Labour Market Policy Resort at the IG Metall (trade union of metalworkers), Frankfurt
  • Joachim Rock, Head of Labour, Social Affairs and Europe Department at Paritätischer Gesamtverband e.V., Berlin
  • Martin Rosemann, Member of the German Bundestag (MP/SPD), Deputy Spokesman of the Working Group Labour and Social Affairs of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, Berlin 
  • Stefan Sell, Professor of Economics, Social Policy and Social Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz

Chair:

Sebastian Puschner, Journalist at the weekly newspaper “der Freitag”

 

2.2 How Can We Stabilize the Eurozone and Strengthen Convergence in Europe? (German/English)

  • László Andor, Professor of Economic Policy at the Corvinus University of Budapest and Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Brussels, former EU-Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Brussels
  • Sebastian Dullien, Academic Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf and Professor of International Economics at HTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Ashoka Mody, Professor of International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Princeton, former Deputy Director of the Research and European Departments at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

Chair:

Ulrike Herrmann, Journalist at the “taz” newspaper

 

2.3 Digitalisation and Good Work: How Can We Shape the New World of Labour? (only in German)

  • Thorben Albrecht, Federal Executive Director of the SPD, former State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Berlin
  • Karl-Heinz Brandl, Head of Innovation and Good Work Division at the German United Services Union (ver.di) National Administration, Berlin
  • Sandra Hofmann, Head of Labor Market Research at the WifOR Research Institute, Darmstadt
  • Ute Klammer, Executive Director of the Institute for Work, Skills and Training at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Chair:

Sabine Gillessen, Gillessen Strategy Politics

 

2.4 How Can We Achieve More Public Investment and Affordable Housing in Times of the Debt Ceilings and the European Fiscal Compact? (only in German)

  • Matthias Kollatz, Senator for Finance in Berlin
  • Tom Krebs, Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim
  • Florian Moritz, Head of Economic, Finance and Fiscal Policy Department at the German Confederation of Trade Unions, Executive Board, Berlin
  • Karin Zauner-Lohmeyer, Head of Social Management and European Affairs Department, City of Vienna

Chair:

Mark Schieritz, Correspondent of the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”

 

2.5. Trump, China, Brexit and Co.: How Should Trade Policy React to the Challenges of Globalisation and Increasing Protectionism? (only in German)

  • Pia Eberhardt, Researcher & Campaigner with Corporate Europe Observatory, Berlin
  • Wolfgang Lemb, Member of the Executive Committee of the German Metalworkers‘ Trade Union (IG Metall), Frankfurt
  • Angela Mans, Head of Foreign Trade and International Relations at the German Association of the Automotive Industry, Berlin
  • Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Federal Deputy Chairman of the SPD, SPD Chairman and Leader of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the State of Hesse, Wiesbaden

Chair:

Petra Pinzler, Correspondent of the weekly newspaper “Die Zeit”

 

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00
(German/English - Livestream)

Final Panel Discussion: What Are the Building Blocks of a Progressive Economic Policy Agenda?
Lessons from the Past – Recommendations for the Future

Keynote Speech:

  • Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at the Barnard College at Columbia University, New York             

Panel Discussion:                    

  • Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at the Barnard College at Columbia University, New York    
  • Sebastian Dullien, Academic Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Düsseldorf and Professor of International Economics at HTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Stefan Körzell, Member of the Executive Board of the German Confederation of Trade Unions, Berlin
  • Barbara Praetorius, Professor for Sustainability, Environmental Economics and Policy at HTW University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Federal Deputy Chairman of the SPD, SPD Chairman and Leader of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the State of Hesse, Wiesbaden

Chair:

Ulrike Herrmann, Journalist at the “taz” newspaper

17:45
(German/English - Livestream)

Wrap Up

Peter Bofinger, Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg, former Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

 

18:00

End of Conference / Reception

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