Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

Workshop on Regional Economic development in Europe and the USA

Conferences

Workshop on Regional Economic Development in Europe and the USA

From left: Franz Roessler, Ronald Hall, Wolfgang Petritsch, Elisabeth Springler, Guenter Bischof, Martin Heintel, Jodok Schaeffler.

From left: Franz Roessler, Ronald Hall, Wolfgang Petritsch, Elisabeth Springler, Guenter Bischof, Martin Heintel, Jodok Schaeffler.

 

Media Coverage:
http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2013/10/economics_panelists_compare_po.html

Participants included professors and officials from Austria, speakers from UNO and other US-Universities as well as representatives of economic development groups. The workshop`s focus was a comparison of regional development stuctures in the European Union and the American South. Among others was Wolfgang Petritsch, the new President of the Foundation. Petritsch served as the European Union’s Special Envoy for Kosovo and the EU’s chief negotiator at the Kosovo peace talk in Rambouillet and Paris. From 1999 to 2002 he also served as the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, implementing the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement. He is currently a Schumpeter Fellow at Harvard University.

 

PROGRAM:

October 21

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gűnter Bischof, CenterAustria, UNO
Eugen Stark, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

 

9:15 – 10:45 am

Regional Economic Development Strategies in the European Union and the South

Chair: James Earl Payne, Provost, UNO
Ronald Hall, Directorate General Regional & Urban Policy
The Regional Policy of the European Union: Aims, Methods and Reform
James Cobb, University of Georgia
Regional Economic Development in the South since World War II

 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Economics of Regional Development

Chair: Walter L. Lane, Economics-Finance, UNO
Elisabeth Springler, University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna
Theories of Regional Development and Implications for the Housing Market
Cynthia L. Rogers & Steve Ellis, University of Oklahoma
Economic Development Incentives Trap and Accountability

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Case Studies of Regional Development in the European Union and the South

Chair: Robert L. Dupont, Senior Fellow, CenterAustria-UNO
Martin Heintel, University of Vienna
Case Studies of Regional Development in the European Union and the Post-Katrina Era Compared: An European View
Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans, Inc. Regional Economic Development
The Economic Development Strategies of New Orleans and Louisiana

 

3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:00 pm

Concluding Panel Discussion:
Lessons of Regional Economic Development

Chair: Gűnter Bischof, CenterAustria, UNO
Panelists: Aimee Quirk, Office of Economic Development, City of New Orleans
Franz Roessler, Austrian Trade Commission, Chicago
Dominik Knoll, World Trade Center, New Orleans
Jodok Schaeffler, Alpla-Atlanta