Nina Smith
Research Fellow

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Smith Nina Smith is professor in Economics at School of Economics and Management, Aarhus University. She has been professor at Aarhus School of Business (1993-2007) and pro vice-chancellor at Aarhus University (2007-2009). Her primary research interest is labour economics, migration and education economics. She has been chairman of the board of the Danish Independent Research Councils, member of the Danish Social Science Research Council, and served as member or chairman of a number of boards of directors of national research institutes and private firms. She has been chairman of the Danish Economic Council and member of several government commissions and councils.
Nina Smith joined IZA as a research fellow in September 1999.
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IZA World of Labor article: Gender quotas on boards of directors
IZA Discussion Papers:
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10932  Tor Eriksson
Nina Smith
Valdemar Smith
Gender Stereotyping and Self-Stereotyping Attitudes: A Large Field Study of Managers
10790  Maria Knoth Humlum
Anne Brink Nandrup
Nina Smith
Closing or Reproducing the Gender Gap? Parental Transmission, Social Norms and Education Choice
10286  Julia Bredtmann
Nina Smith
Inequalities in Educational Outcomes: How Important Is the Family?
10195  Louise Voldby Beuchert
Maria Knoth Humlum
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Nina Smith
The Short-Term Effects of School Consolidation on Student Achievement: Evidence of Disruption?
8032  Maria Knoth Humlum
Nina Smith
Long-Term Effects of School Size on Students' Outcomes
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2015, 45, 28-43)
7678  Pierpaolo Parrotta
Nina Smith
Why So Few Women on Boards of Directors? Empirical Evidence from Danish Companies 1997-2007
(published in: Journal of Business Ethics, 2015, 1-23.)
7613  Pierpaolo Parrotta
Nina Smith
Female-Led Firms: Performance and Risk Attitudes
7410  Jannie H. G. Kristoffersen
Nina Smith
Gender Differences in the Effects of Behavioral Problems on School Outcomes
(revised version published as 'Gender Differences in Behavioral Problems and School Outcomes' in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 115, 75–93)
5961  Nina Smith
Valdemar Smith
Mette Verner
Why Are So Few Females Promoted into CEO and Vice-President Positions? Danish Empirical Evidence 1997-2007
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2013, 66 (2), 380-408)
4848  Nina Smith
Valdemar Smith
Mette Verner
The Gender Pay Gap in Top Corporate Jobs in Denmark: Glass Ceilings, Sticky Floors or Both?
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (2), 156-177)
2899  Helena Skyt Nielsen
Nina Smith
Aycan Celikaksoy
The Effect of Marriage on Education of Immigrants: Evidence from a Policy Reform Restricting Spouse Import
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2009, 111(3), 457 - 486)
2014  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Nina Smith
Mette Verner
Child Care and Parental Leave in the Nordic Countries: A Model to Aspire to?
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2008, 6 (1), 65-89)
1708  Nina Smith
Valdemar Smith
Mette Verner
Do Women in Top Management Affect Firm Performance? A Panel Study of 2500 Danish Firms
(published in: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 2006, 55 (7), 569 - 593 )
1591  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Nina Smith
Leslie S. Stratton
Is Marriage Poisonous? Are Relationships Taxing? An Analysis of the Male Marital Wage Differential in Denmark
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2007, 74 (2), 412-433)
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Peder J. Pedersen
Mariola Pytlikova
Nina Smith
Selection or Network Effects? Migration Flows into 27 OECD Countries, 1990-2000
(revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2008, 52 (7), 1160-1186)
1050  Elina Pylkkänen
Nina Smith
The Impact of Family-Friendly Policies in Denmark and Sweden on Mothers' Career Interruptions Due to Childbirth
860  Jens Bonke
Nabanita Datta Gupta
Nina Smith
Timing and Flexibility of Housework and Men and Women's Wages
(published in: D.S. Hamermesh and G.A. Pfann (eds.). Contributions to Economic Analysis, Vol. 271, , Elsevier Press, 2004)
756  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Ronald L. Oaxaca
Nina Smith
Swimming Upstream, Floating Downstream: Comparing Women's Relative Wage Positions in the U.S. and Denmark
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2006, 59 (2), 243-266)
749  Vibeke Jakobsen
Nina Smith
The Educational Attainment of the Children of the Danish ‘Guest Worker’ Immigrants
(published in: Danish Economic Journal, 2006, 144 (2), 18-42)
365  Helena Skyt Nielsen
Michael Rosholm
Nina Smith
Leif Husted
Qualifications, Discrimination, or Assimilation? An Extended Framework for Analysing Immigrant Wage Gaps
(published in: Empirical Economics, 2004, 29 (4), 855-885)
323  Anders Frederiksen
Ebbe K. Graversen
Nina Smith
Overtime Work, Dual Job Holding and Taxation
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2008, 28, 25-55)
296  Helena Skyt Nielsen
Michael Rosholm
Nina Smith
Leif Husted
Intergenerational Transmissions and the School-to-Work Transition of 2nd Generation Immigrants
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16 (4), 755-786)
274  Peder J. Pedersen
Nina Smith
Unemployment Traps: Do Financial Disincentives Matter?
(published in: European Sociological Review, 2002, 18 (3), 271-288; see IZA Reprints 173/03)
263  Nabanita Datta Gupta
Nina Smith
Children and Career Interruptions: The Family Gap in Denmark
(published in: Economica, 2002, 69 (276), 609-629)
101  Leif Husted
Helena Skyt Nielsen
Michael Rosholm
Nina Smith
Employment and Wage Assimilation of Male First Generation Immigrants in Denmark
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2001, 22 (1/2), 39-68)