IZA Tower Talk
With support from Deutsche Post World Net, IZA has established a new event series in January 2003. The
"IZA Tower Talks" tackle current issues and challenges in labor market policy. These events take place in the new corporate headquarters of Deutsche Post World Net, the "Post Tower" in Bonn.
The topics of the events are as attractive as the venue: High-ranking experts from politics, business and academia present their views on labor market policy issues and engage in controversial debates.
As an independent research institute, IZA not only offers scientifically founded policy advice but also takes this opportunity to provide a forum for constructive debates on labor market policy. The objective of this new event series is to stimulate the process of designing and implementing the necessary labor market reforms.
The IZA Tower Talks are aimed at a select audience consisting of local and regional decision-makers from all areas of society. Participation is by invitation only (for more information please contact
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November 08, 2011
Norbert Blüm (Former Federal Minister of Labor)
September 28, 2011
Hubertus Heil, MdB (Vice Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Faction, German Bundestag)
"Meeting the Challenge of Skilled Labor Supply in the Face of Demographic Change"
October 07, 2010
Klaus Franz (Head of the Works Council, Adam Opel GmbH)
"Co- and Crisis Management: The Core Business of Modern Representation of Interests"
September 07, 2010
Nikolaus Schneider (Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany - EKD)
"Social Justice in Times of Tight Budgets"
June 03, 2009
Edward P. Lazear (Stanford University; former Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers)
"The Economic Crisis: How We Got There and Prospects for the Future"
May 14, 2009
Karl-Heinz Däke (President of the German Taxpayers' Association)
"Requirements of Modern Tax Law"
September 17, 2008
Heinrich Deichmann (CEO, Deichmann Group)
"How Much Ethics Can the Economy Handle?"
December 11, 2007
Götz Werner (Founder and CEO, dm-drogerie markt)
"The Creative Power of Capital and Labor"
August 08, 2007
Peter Bofinger (University of Würzburg; Member of the German Council of Economic Experts)
"In-Work Benefits vs. Workfare: How to Stimulate Employment in the Low-Wage Sector"
May 09, 2007
Armin Laschet (Minister for Inter-Generation and Family Affairs, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)
"Generations and Integration: The Future Challenges of Politics"
January 25, 2007
Reinhard Marx (Bishop of Trier)
"Capitalism and/or Social Market Economy - Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization"
October 24, 2006
Jürgen Borchert (Judge, Hessian Social Court, Darmstadt)
"Poverty for All? How Family Policy Undermines Freedom and Wealth"
April 26, 2006
Meinhard Miegel (Director, Institute for Economics and Society, IWG Bonn)
"Growth, Wealth, Work - Does the Equation Still Hold?"
March 28, 2006
Klaus von Dohnanyi (Vice Chair, Convent for Germany)
"Unemployment in Germany - Why Our Explanations Are Questionable"
February 01, 2006
Kai-Uwe Ricke (CEO, Deutsche Telekom)
"Innovations for the Markets of Tomorrow"
November 24, 2005
Axel A. Weber (President, German Bundesbank)
"Globalization - Opportunities and Risks"
August 23, 2005
Marieluise Beck (Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration)
"Integration Policy Means Modernization Policy"
June 07, 2005
Herbert Henzler (McKinsey & Company Deutschland)
"Long-Term Prospects of the German Economy"
January 12, 2005
Peer Steinbrück (Minister President, North-Rhine Westphalia)
"Welfare State vs. Bazaar Economy: The Future of Social Labor Market Policy in Germany"
October 12, 2004
Hans D. Barbier (Chairman, Ludwig-Erhard Foundation; former Chief Economics Editor, FAZ Newspaper)
"Work as a Symbol of a Rediscovered Image of Citizenship"
August 19, 2004
Guido Westerwelle MP (Chairman, Free Democratic Party)
"Wealth Depends on Readiness for Change"
June 23, 2004
Norbert Walter (Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank)
"We Must Work More! Incentives for a Higher Participation Rate in Germany"
March 16, 2004
Friedrich Merz MP (CDU)
"Agenda for Reform 2004"
January 21, 2004
Bert Rürup (Darmstadt University of Technology)
"The Future of Social Security"
July 10, 2003
Thea Dückert MP (Green Party)
"How to Create Fairer Access to the Labor Market"
January 29, 2003
Florian Gerster (Federal Employment Services, Nuremberg)
"Modern Employment Services - Implementation and Need for Further Reforms"