Department of Economics and Business Economics

Nina Smith


Nina Smith


MSc (Econ), Aarhus University, 1981

Member of the Economics Section
Secretary: Anne Lisberg Lundby

Curriculum Vitae and publications

Nina Smith is professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics. She graduated from Aarhus University 1981 (MSc Economics). She has been professor at Aarhus School of Business and pro vice-chancellor at Aarhus University. 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

Research Interests

  • Labour supply and taxation
  • Family-friendly policies and women’s career
  • Women in top management and firm performance
  • School size, behavioural problems and student outcomes

Teaching Interests

  • Empirical Human Resource Management
  • Micro and macroeconomics (basic courses)

Recent Publications

  • Smith, N. & Parrotta, P. (2018), Journal of Business Ethics, Why so Few Women on Boards of Directors? Empirical Evidence from Danish Companies in 1998–2010, 147 (2): 445-467.
  • Beuchert, M. L., M. Humlum, H. S. Nielsen, and N. Smith (2018), The short-term effects of school consolidation on student achievement: Evidence of disruption? Education of Economics Review 65, 31-47.
  • Humlum, M.K., Nandrup, A.B. & Smith, N. Journal of Population Economics (2018).
  • Bredtmann, J. and N. Smith (2018), Inequalities in Educational Outcomes: HowImportant Is the Family? Journal: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.
  • Frederiksen, A., T. Kato and N. Smith (2018), Working Hours and Top Managament Appointments – Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee data, IZA DP #11675. 



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