Conference in Honour of Josef Steindl (1912-1993)

Time: September 4 – 6, 2003

Place: Vienna, Austria

Organized by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), University of Graz, Metroeconomica

Sponsored by: Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK), Austrian National Bank (OeNB)



Thursday, September 4

18:00 – 18:15 / Welcome adress to the conference
Speakers: Helmut Kramer (WIFO) and Heinz D. Kurz (Metroeconomica)

18:15 – 19:30 / Round Table 1
Personal Reminiscences of Josef Steindl – the Scholar and Man (Speakers: Kurt Rothschild, Kazimierz Laski and Hans Seidel)

19:30 – … / Evening Reception


Friday, September 5

9:00 – 10:30 / Maturity, Growth and Stagnation I
Maturity and Stagnation with Consumer Debt (Speaker: Amitava Krishna Dutt)
Growth and Stagnation (Speakers: Peter Flaschel and Peter Skott)
Distributive and Demand Cycles in the US Economy—A Structuralist Goodwin Model (Speakers: Nelson Barbosa, Lance Taylor)

11:00 – 12:30 / Maturity, Growth and Stagnation II
Revisitig the Old Theory of Cyclical Growth (Speaker: Korkut Ertürk)
Growth and Cycles (Speaker: Marc Jarsulic)
Growth, Services and Unbalanced Growth Revisited (Speaker: Sergio Parrinello)

15:00 – 16:15 / Maturity, Growth and Stagnation III
US Macroeconomics and Distribution Performance (Speaker: Tracy Mott)
Europe’s Economic Policy from a Steindl-Kaleckian Perspective (Speakers: Alois Guger, Markus Marterbauer, Ewald Walterskirchen)

16:30 – 18:00 / Round Table II
Steindls Work and Economic Policy (Speakers: Günther Chaloupek, Peter Mooslechner, Ewald Nowotny, Gunther Tichy)


Saturday, September 6

9:00 – 10:30 / Theory of the Firm and Imperfect Competition I
Imperfect Competition and Technical Change (Speaker: Harry Bloch)
Invariances and Diversity in the Evolution of Industries (Speakers: Giulio Bottazzi and others)
Steindl and Sraffa on Imperfect Competition (Speaker: Christian Gehrke)

11:00 – 12:30 / Theory of the Firm and Imperfect Competition II
Diversification Patterns in the Growth of Firms (Speakers: Carola Castaldi and others)
Concentration in US Meatpacking Industry (Speaker: Julie Hogeland)
Competition and Investments (Speaker: Nina Shapiro)

15:00 – 16:00 / Financial Crisis
Real and Virtual Wealth (Speakers: Amit  Bhaduri, Kazimierz Laski, Martin Riese)
Mexico’s 94-95 Financial Crisis (Speakers: Julio G. Lopez  and Juan C. Moreno-Brid)

16:30 – 17:30 / Income Distribution and Effective Demand
Market Structure and Effective Demand (Speaker: Amit  Bhaduri)
Size, Distribution and Growth of Start Up Enterpreises (Speaker: Edwin Deutsch)

17:30 / Close of the Conference