Fields of Research

Education Economics


Compared to other OECD countries, the expenditures on education is high in Norway but the achievement of the students is below average. Why is this? What is the effect of increasing the resource use on student achievement? What determines the resource use in the education system? How is the relationship between family background and achievement? How is the functioning of the teacher labor market? 

Professor Hans Bonesrønning
Professor Torberg Falch
Professor Bjarne Strøm

PhD student Marie Husøy Sæther
PhD student Simon Søbstad Bensnes
Scientist Ole Henning Nyhus (Center for Economic Research at NTNU)

Selected publications

Bonesrønning, H. (2010), Are parental effort allocations biased by gender? Education Economics 18, 253-268.

Bonesrønning, H., T. Falch and B. Strøm (2005), Teacher sorting, teacher quality, and student composition, European Economic Review 49, 457-483.

Brugård, K. and T. Falch (2013), Post-compulsory education and imprisonment, Labour Economics 23, 97-106.

Falch, T., O. H. Nyhus and B. Strøm (2014), Causal effects of mathematics, Labour Economics 31, 174-187.

Reiling, R. and B. Strøm (2015), Upper secondary school completion and the business cycle, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 117, 195-219.