Nina Smith appointed chairman of the government’s unemployment benefit commission

On a press conference held on 27 June, the Danish Ministry of Employment announced that economics professor Nina Smith has been appointed chairman of the government’s unemployment benefit commission.

2014.06.27 | Martin Hagelskjær Damsgaard

Photo: AU Photo, Lars Kruse.

The experienced economics professor Nina Smith from the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences has been appointed chairman of the government’s unemployment benefit commission. This was announced by the Ministry of Employment at a press conference that took place on 27 June at 13:00.

About a month ago, Professor Torben M. Andersen, also from the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University, was appointed chairman of the government’s pension commission.

The unemployment benefit commission has been set the task of scrutinising the current unemployment benefit system and offer a proposal for what the system should look like in the future. The unemployment benefit commission is composed broadly of independent experts as well as labour market parties.

Apart from her very strong skills and experience as a researcher within the area, Nina Smith also has extensive experience as a member of several boards, commissions and committees. See a list of Nina Smith’s professional activities on her CV.

Professor Michael Rosholm from the Department of Economics and Business has been appointed member of the unemployment benefit commission. He is a highly respected scholar in the field and has 20 years of experience in conducting research on employment and labour issues.

Read more about the other members of the commission and learn more about the commission’s objectives - in Danish only.

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