Nina Smith

Aarhus University, Denmark, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Professor, School of Economics and Management, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Research Fellow, IZA, Germany

Research interest

Family-friendly policies and women’s careers, intergenerational mobility and educational attainment, allocation of time within the household, women in top management and firm performance, education economics and research policy

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of the Council of Economic Advisors; Member of several government commissions and councils; Chairman of the Danish independent Research Council (2004–2007); Chairman of KORA (Danish Institute for Regional and Local Government Research)

Qualifications

MSc Economics, Aarhus University, 1981

Selected publications

  • “Selection and network effects—Migrations flows into OECD countries 1990–2000.” European Economic Review 52:7 (2008): 1160–1186 (with P. J. Pedersen and M. Pytlikova).

  • “The effect of marriage on education of immigrants: Evidence from a policy reform restricting marriage migration.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 111:3 (2009): 457–486 (with H. S. Nielsen and A. Celikaksoy).

  • “Overtime work, dual job holding and taxation.” Research in Labor Economics 28 (2009): 25–55 (with A. Frederiksen and E. Graversen).

  • “The gender pay gap in top corporate jobs in Denmark—Glass ceilings or sticky floors or both?” International Journal of Manpower 32:2 (2011): 156–177 (with V. Smith and M. Verner).

  • “Why are so few females promoted into CEO and vice-president positions? Danish Empirical Evidence 1997–2007.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 66:2 (2013) (with V. Smith and M. Verner).