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? These are some of the key issues pertaining to Education Economics analyzed by researchers at the Department of Economics.

Associate Professor Hans Bonesrønning
Professor Lars-Erik Borge
Professor Torberg Falch
Professor Bjarne Strøm