Research providing historical context and knowledge to contemporary debates on immigration

Impact: Economic, Social

Description of impact

A hot-topic in current political debate surrounds immigration: what levels should it occur at; to what extent should it be welcomed or restricted by governments; what economic consequences can it bring. Research by Nina - along with Paul Richard Sharp, also of HEDG - has been referenced by publications such as El Pais in Spain and the American Institute of Economic Research. Their research focuses on the impact of Danes going to the USA in the late 19th century, and the importance of this in knowledge transfer and innovation in the dairy industry, despite Denmark being a less developed nation at the time these Danes initially emigrated.
Category of impactEconomic, Social