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08. - 09. 05.2008 - Berlin

Competition Matters - Erfolgsfaktoren einer Wirtschaft

Was entscheidet über Erfolg - und was bedeutet dies für die Politik?

Die Entwicklung der letzten Jahrzehnte hat verdeutlicht, dass Unternehmen wie ganze Volkswirtschaften in einem globalen Wettbewerb stehen. Während der weltweite Wohlstand insgesamt stark zugenommen hat, wächst der Druck auf die „alten“ Volkswirtschaften sich in diesem Umfeld zu behaupten.  

 

Erfolg hängt hierbei, für Firmen wie für Länder, vom Grad ihrer Effizienz ab. Hierbei ist entscheidend inwieweit die im Lande herrschenden Wettbewerbsbedingungen für produktive Aktivitäten, Kapitalbildung, Wissensaneignung, Innovation und dem Technologietransfer förderlich sind, wie R.E. Hall und C. I. Jones von der Stanford University herausgefunden haben. Demnach sind die Menschen und die Qualität ihres Wissens das entscheidende Element um Effizienz zu erreichen, während staatliche Aktivitäten die größten Hindernisse darstellen.  

 

Vor dem Hintergrund der Notwendigkeit in Deutschland mehr Wohlstand zu schaffen stellt sich die Frage, welche Politik notwendig ist, das nötige Wachstum zu ermöglichen. Im Rahmen einer internationalen Free Market Roadshow gaben Experten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis Antworten auf diese Fragen und Beispiele alternativer Politik.  

 

 

Programm

Donnerstag, 8. Mai 2008

19.00

Cocktails and Opening reception with Key Note  

Towards a World of Worker Capitalists through Pension Reform  

José Pinera  

Founder and President of the International Center for Pension Reform  

Freitag, 9. Mai 2008

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome

Barbara Kolm  

Secretary General F.A. v. Hayek Institute  

 

09:30 - 10:30 Panel 1  

Cross Country - The International Battles Global Externalities, Regulations and Tax Competition

 

Businesses appear to have fetter global perspective over the years. Internet, free trade agreements, different kinds of commerce and many other factors took companies beyond their boundaries. Although, regulations, restrictions and uncountable rules are also responsible to draw dangerous limits for business operations that could affect jobs and productivity. When companies reach cross national borders global externalities regulations become real. At his point, the question of taxation and freedom are closely linked, once lower taxes are used as a competitive tool in order to attract new business and opportunities. It is time to understand how companies deal with this issue and how intellectuals evaluate the cross countries policies results.  

 

Speakers:  

• Michael Jäger (Secretary General Tax Payers Association of Europe)  

• Charles B. Blankart (Humbolt Universität Berlin)  

• Pierre Garello (Paul Cezanne University, Marseille)  

• Peter Jungen (Peter Jungen Holding GmbH, Cologne; President European Enterprise Institute, Brussels)  

 

Moderation: Wolfgang Müller (Director Institut für Unternehmerische Freiheit)  

 

10:30 - 12:00 Panel 2  

Global Financial Regulations and Authorities  

 

A good and wealthy financial sector is important and decisive for development and economic growth of a nation. Banks are responsible to finance business, which create prosperity, facilitating the system to be financed again. Both grow together and help one another, diminishing risks. At the same time regulatory bodies around the world compete with each other in order to promote best conditions for investment. Financial regulations and its authorities became an interesting competitive factor and one of the big battles in course around the globe nowadays.  

 

Speakers:  

• Christian Watrin (Universität Köln)  

• Richard W. Rahn (Director, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority; Chairman, Institut for Global Economic Growth; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, USA)  

• Michael von Liechtenstein (Vaduz)  

 

Moderation: Secretary General F.A. v. Hayek Institute  

 

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee break and sandwiches  

 

12:30 - 14:00 Panel 3  

Values, which are worth fighting for...  

 

Trust is a main issue for every person doing business. Societies where trust is known as an important factor are rewarded with a growing economy, wealthy environment, jobs, being examples of social virtues. Therefore, since it is not possible to measure trust in a society, is vital to study the mechanisms that promote high levels of business activities through trust factors, as Hayek stated: "perception is based rather on the reciprocal effect between momentary attractions and experiences, which were made in the past in similar circumstances". Consequently, trust is one of the main factors responsible for economic growth.  

 

Speakers:  

• Hardy Bouillon (Universität Trier)  

• Rev. Marcel Guarnizo (Education Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe)  

• Roman Joch (Executive Director, Civic tional Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe

 

Moderation: Stephen Bartulica (VP EICEE Vienna)  

 

14.00 Lessons Learned  

John Fund (Wall Street Journal, New York)  

 

Das vollständige Programm zum herunterladen  

 

In Kooperation mit dem European Center for Economic Growth, Friedrich August v. Hayek Institut, Universität Wien, Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe, Free Society Institute, Občanský Institut und dem Liberalni Institut  

Veranstaltungsort

Deutsches Patentamt  

Halle West  

Gitschiner Str. 97  

10969 Berlin  

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