Governance, management and performance in the Norwegian educational system

 

Senior researchers on the project

Hans Bonesrønning (SØF/NTNU), Lars-Erik Borge (SØF/NTNU), Torberg Falch (SØF/NTNU, project leader), Bjarne Strøm (SØF/NTNU), Rune Sørensen (BI)

Junior researchers on the project

Kaja Høiseth Brugård (SØF), Lars Monkerud (BI), Jon Marius Vaag Iversen (SØF), Päivi Lujala (SØF/NTNU), Rune Reiling (SØF)

Participating institutions

Center for economic Research at NTNU (SØF), Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Public Governance, BI Norwegian School of Management (BI)

International collaborators

Eric Bettinger, Stanford University, David Figlio, Northwestern University, Mikael Lindahl, Uppsala University, Sofia Sandgren Massih, Uppsala University, Hessel Oosterbeek, University of Amsterdam, Ludger Wößmann, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich

Financing of the project

Norwegian Research Council

Project period

2010 2014

 

Workshop March 2011

A workshop on Educational Systems and Human Capital will be arranged in Trondheim March 28-29, 2011.

A preliminary program is now available.

 

Aim of the project

This project will analyze the relationship between governance, management and performance in the Norwegian educational system. The project covers both compulsory and upper secondary education, with different governance challenges and performance indicators. The aim of the project is to increase the knowledge and research capacity on the relationship between governance, management and performance in educational systems.

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Working papers

Torberg Falch and Justina AV Fischer: Public sector decentralization and school performance: International evidence. MPRA Paper No. 20331, 2010

Hans Bonesrønning and Jon Marius Vaag Iversen: Do students from disadvantaged backgrounds perform better in small classes?

Torberg Falch and Bjarne Strøm: Student progression in upper secondary education: the effect of academic ability, gender, and schools. NTNU Working Paper No. 6/2008

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Recent relevant publications in international journals

Hans Bonesrønning: “Are Parental Effort Allocations Biased by Gender?” Education Economics, forthcoming

Lars-Erik Borge and Per Tovmo: “Myopic or constrained by balanced-budget-rules? The intertemporal spending behavior of Norwegian local governments”, FinanzArchiv, forthcoming.

Torberg Falch and Sofia Sandgren Massih: “The effect of education on cognitive ability”, Economic Inquiry, forthcoming.

Torberg Falch, Kåre Johansen and Bjarne Strøm: “Teacher shortages and the business cycle”, Labour Economics, 2009, vol. 16, p. 648-658.

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Recent relevant reports in Norwegian

Hans Bonesrønning og Jon Marius Vaag  Iversen: Prestasjonsforskjeller mellom skoler og kommuner. Analyser av nasjonale prøver 2008. SØF-rapport 01/10

Torberg Falch, Anne Borge Johannesen og Bjarne Strøm: Kostnader av frafall i videregående opplæring. SØF-rapport 08/09.

Torberg Falch og Ole Henning Nyhus: Frafall fra videregående opplæring og arbeidsmarkedstilknytning for unge voksne. SØF-rapport 07/09.

Bjarne Strøm, Lars-Erik Borge og Halvdan Haugsbakken: Tidsbruk og organisering i grunnskolen: Sluttrapport. SØF-rapport 04/09.

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