Faculty Profile

Hans Bonesrønning

Adjunct Professor - Department of Communication and Culture

Publications

Opstad, Leiv; Bonesrønning, Hans & Fallan, Lars (2017)

Tar vi opp de rette studentene ved økonomisk-administrative studier?

Samfunnsøkonomen, 2017(1), s. 21- 29.

Det er konkurranse om plassene ved det ordinære økonomisk-administrative studiet ved NTNU Handelshøyskolen. Rangering av søkerne er basert på antall opptakspoeng fra den videregående skole (VGS) pluss eventuelle tilleggspoeng. Denne undersøkelsen viser at studenter med mindre teoretisk matematikk fra den videregående skolen gjør det systematisk svakere enn de som har valgt en mer krevende matematikkretning. Dette kan tyde på en uheldig utvelgelse av studenter dersom formålet er å ta opp de som er best skikket til å ta utdanningen. Mange som ville ha oppnådd bedre faglige resultater, blir avvist på bekostning av svakere kvalifiserte studenter.

Iversen, Jon Marius Vaag & Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

Conditional gender peer effects?

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 55, s. 19- 28. Doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2015.01.003

The current empirical literature on peer group effects in schools highlights that credible causal peer effects cannot be estimated unless parental sorting is taken into account. Motivated by a small theoretical literature that discusses resource allocations within schools, the present paper highlights that causal peer effects might be conditional on the learning environment in which they occur. By exploiting a rapid change in the level of special education in the Norwegian elementary school in the period 2007–2009, we present indicative empirical evidence that gender peer effects in the Norwegian elementary school are conditional on the level of special education provided.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Opstad, Leiv (2015)

Can student effort be manipulated? Does it matter?

Applied Economics, 47(15), s. 1511- 1524. Doi: 10.1080/00036846.2014.997923

Opstad, Leiv; Bonesrønning, Hans & Fallan, Lars (2013)

I hvilken grad kan studentenes arbeidsinnsats påvirkes?

UNIPED, 36(2), s. 4- 24. Doi: 10.3402/uniped.v36i2.21513

Bonesrønning, Hans (2013)

Public employees and public sector reform implementation

Public Choice, 156(1-2), s. 309- 327. Doi: 10.1007/s11127-011-9900-1

Iversen, Jon Marius Vaag & Bonesrønning, Hans (2013)

Disadvantaged students in the early grades: will smaller classes help them?

Education Economics, 21(4), s. 305- 324. Doi: 10.1080/09645292.2011.623380

This paper uses data from the Norwegian elementary school to test whether students from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from smaller classes. The data cover one cohort of fourth graders who have been treated in small versus large classes for a period of three years. The Norwegian class size rule of maximum 28 students is used to generate credible exogenous class size variation. We find significant class size effects for the subgroup of students with parents who are educated at or below the upper secondary school level, and for the subgroup of students from dissolved families. The estimated effects for the former subgroup are smaller than those reported from STAR, while the effects for the latter subgroup are within the range reported from the STAR-studies.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Opstad, Leiv (2012)

How Much is Students' College Performance Affected by Quantity of Study?

International Review of Economic Education, 11(2), s. 46- 63.

Recent educational reforms aim at improving school or college quality by improving students’ study incentives. However, surprisingly little is known about the effects of study on grade performance. This paper seeks to fill some of the gap by combining survey and administrative data from one Norwegian business school. A differences-in-differences approach exploiting within-student variation in effort within the same subject across two time periods is used to generate credible evidence. We find that grades are improved when students put in more effort. The estimated effects are of considerable size, although smaller than those reported by Stinebrickner and Stinebrickner (2008).

Bonesrønning, Hans; Vaag Iversen, Jon Marius & Pettersen, Ivar (2011)

Antall enkeltvedtak i grunnskolen øker - til fordel for elever som ikke mottar spesialundervisning?

Sandbu, Natasza P.; Nygård, Geir, Galloway, Taryn Ann, Støren, Liv Anne & Turmo, Are (red.). Utdanning 2011: veien til arbeidslivet

Bonesrønning, Hans & Massih, Sofia Sandgren (2011)

Birth order effects on young students’ academic achievement

The Journal of Socio-Economics, 40(6), s. 824- 832. Doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2011.08.010

We examine birth order effects on academic achievement for ten-year-old students using data for the entire population of fifth graders in Norway 2007/2008. The analysis thus adds to a thin empirical literature focusing on birth order effects among young children. We find that being firstborn confers a significant advantage in families with two, three and four children. The analysis makes two other contributions. First, we provide evidence that unless mother's age at childbirth is included among the control variables, only small and imprecise birth order effects are revealed in families with low socioeconomic status. Second, we provide some evidence that the birth order effects differ across families with highly educated and less educated mothers, which lend support to the resource dilution model over the confluence model.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Are parental effort allocations biased by gender?

Education Economics, 18(3), s. 253- 268. Doi: 10.1080/09645290902843514

It is well established that girls outperform boys in schools, but the available empirical evidence suggests that the determinants of the gender achievement gap are poorly understood. The present paper looks inside families for explanations. Rich data for families with children in the lower secondary school in Norway are used to investigate whether parents' allocations of educational efforts are biased by gender. It is shown that parents allocate more efforts to girls than to boys, and also, that there is a negative correlation between parental efforts and prior achievements. The compensating resource allocations are more evident for boys than for girls.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Peer group effects in education production: Is it about congestion?

The Journal of Socio-Economics, 37(1), s. 328- 342. Doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2006.12.044

This paper provides empirical evidence that the achievement growth of lower secondary school students is negatively affected by the presence of classmates from dissolved families. The results, which come from the lower secondary school in Norway, do not seem to reflect non-random allocations of parents, students, or teachers across classrooms. The purpose of the subsequent analyses is to shed light on the underlying mechanisms: is the revealed peer group effect mediated through congestion a la Lazear [Lazear, E.P., 2001. Education production. Quarterly Journal of Economics 116, 777–803]? No decisive evidence is provided, but there are some indications that congestion may be part of the explanation.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

The effect of grading practices on gender differences in academic performance

Bulletin of Economic Research, 60(3), s. 245- 264. Doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8586.2008.00278.x

This paper adds to the debate about the sources of the gender gaps in student outcomes by highlighting explanations related to interactions between teachers and students. The evidence comes from the lower secondary school in Norway. The teachers' grading practices are the focal point of the analysis. First, it is shown that girls are exposed to easier grading than boys. Thereafter, evidence is provided that both boys and girls are negatively affected when the teacher practises easy grading. The boys' responses to easy grading are more uniformly negative than the girls' responses. Some exploratory analyses that make use of information about the students' school motivations are provided to make sense of these findings.

Bonesrønning, Hans; Falch, Torberg & Strøm, Bjarne (2005)

teacher sorting, teacher quality, and student composition

European Economic Review, 49, s. 457- 483.

Bonesrønning, Hans; Falch, Torberg & Strom, J (2005)

Teacher sorting, teacher quality, and student composition

European Economic Review, 49

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Do the teachers' grading practices affect student achievement?

Education Economics, 12(2), s. 151- 167.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Utforming av utdanningspolitikken - hva kan økonomene bidra med?

Økonomisk forum, 58(3), s. 14- 23.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Can effective teacher behavior be identified?

Economics of Education Review, 23, s. 237- 247.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

The determinants of parental effort in education production: do parents respond to changes in class size?

Economics of Education Review, 23, s. 1- 9.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2003)

Class size effects on student achievement in Norway: Patterns and explanations

Southern Economic Journal, 69(4), s. 952- 965.

Bonesrønning, Hans; Falch, Torberg & Strøm, Bjarne (2003)

Hvorfor friskoler?

Økonomisk forum, 57(7), s. 6- 9.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Strøm, Bjarne (2003)

Skolekvalitet og resultatstyring: Utfordringer for datainnsamling og evaluering

[Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn] (red.). Utdanning 2003

Bonesrønning, Hans (2000)

Vil Mjøs gi bedre effektivitet i høyere utdanning?

Sosialøkonomen, 54(7), s. 37- 41.

Bonesrønning, Hans (1999)

The variation in teachers' grading practices: causes and consequences

Economics of Education Review, 18, s. 89- 105.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2016)

1+1= en halv milliard - »Tidenes største skoleforskningsprosjekt

adresseavisa [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2016)

Ingen vil ha 1-10 - skule i Lom

gudbrandsdølen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2016)

Sats på elevene - legg ned skolene

fremover [Radio]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2016)

Jo mindre penger vi bruker på skole, jo bedre blir det?

fremover [Radio]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2016)

1-10 skule i Lom

fjuken [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2016)

Bløff eller uvitenhet?

glåmdalen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

Tror lærere lar seg presse til å sette gode karakterer

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

Bergenslærere på syketoppen

Bergens Tidende [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

Oslo bruker mest på skole, men har de minst fornøyde innbyggerne

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

Oslofolk minst fornøyde med sin egen skole

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

«Oslo har en resultatorientert skole»

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2015)

NTNU-professor: Et overveldende antall studier viser ingen effekt av økt lærertetthet

Utdanningsnytt.no [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2014)

Teamarbeid gir suksess

dn.no [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2014)

Teamarbeid gir suksess

Dagens Næringsliv [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2014)

Vil bli ein betre skuleeigar

Vikebladet [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2013)

Lærer best med elever på samme nivå

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2013)

«Hadde vi bare hatt superlærere, kunne vi hatt samlede klasser»

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans & Falch, Torberg (2012)

Matematikk i skolen: Det som teller

Gemini [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2012)

Byborna er flinkare på skulen enn dei frå distrikta

NRK [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2012)

Høyre: Arbeiderpartiet går etter trynefaktor

VG Nett [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans & Falch, Torberg (2012)

Mattekunnskaper viktig for lønn

NRK [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2011)

Mest å lære av Oslo og Fjaler

Kommunal Rapport [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2011)

– Tettere kontakt gir bedre undervisning

Under Dusken [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Bedre Karakterer

Telemarksavisa [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Oslo er best

Aftenposten [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Kristiansand er dårligste storby

Fædrelandsvennen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Flertall av jenter - bedre resultat Analyse av nasjonale prøver

Fædrelandsvennen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter gir bedre karakterer

Aftenposten Morgen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter i klassen fører til bedre karakterer

NTB tekst [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter gir bedre karakterer

Bergens Tidende [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter gir bedre snitt

Trønder-Avisa [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter i klassen gir bedre karakterer

Vårt Land [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Jentedominans gir karakter-hopp

TV2 [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter gir bedre karakterer

Nordlys [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter fører til bedre karakterer

Vesterålen Online [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Jenter i klassen gir best karakter

Klar Tale [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter i klassen gir bedre karakterer

Forskning.no [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Mange jenter i klassen fører til bedre karakterer

Levanger-Avisa [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Elever i store kommuner best

Bladet Tromsø [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Svakere skoleresultater i småkommuner

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2010)

Krevende med liten skole

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Små skular gir betre resultat; fakta Analyse av nasjonale prøvar

Bergens Tidende [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Gullkarakterer ut av småpenger

VG [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

FrP vil fjerne Lånekassen

Under Dusken [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Planlegger avvikling av Lånekassen

Forskerforum [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Frp vil avvikle Lånekassen

Aftenposten [Internett]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Gulllkarakterer ut av småpenger

VG [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Oslo tester færrest elever

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Oslo fritar seg til skoletoppen

Bergens tidende [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Oslo fritar seg til skoletoppen

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Privatskoler på topp

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Trenger testene for å analysere læring

Bergens Tidende [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

En spesiell foreldregruppe?

Stavenger Aftenblad [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Lærer mindre med mannlige lærere

Kommunal rapport [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Lærer mindre av menn - Oppsiktsvekkende rapport om barneskolen

Aftenposten [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Søker til "snille" skoler

Dagens Næringsliv [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Lærer mest, trives best

Dagsavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Elever sliter mer i små kommuner

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2008)

Oslo-elever er flinkest i landet. Uavhengig av sosial bakgrunn

VG [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2006)

Flere trøndere velger friskoler

Adresseavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2005)

Klarere mål, høyere standarder

Adresseavisen [Kronikk]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2005)

Foreldre avgjør karakteren

Kommunal Rapport [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2005)

Får lite ut av skolekronene

Dagsavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2005)

Døren stenges for frie fag?

Under Dusken [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2005)

Vil ha superinstitutt

Under Dusken [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2005)

Oslo best i omstridt test

Dagsavisen [Avis]

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Ja til nasjonale prøver!

Adresseavisen [Kronikk]

Strøm, Bjarne; Bonesrønning, Hans & Falch, Torberg (2002)

Oppskrift på skolereformer

Økonomisk forum [Kronikk]

Bonesrønning, Hans & Iversen, Jon Marius (2016)

Local responses to a national productivity-enhanching reform

[Popular scientific article]. CESifo DICE Report, 14(1), s. 61- 66.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2014)

Educating the masses

[Popular scientific article]. International Innovation, s. 91- 93.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2012)

Implementering og evaluering av moderne skolereformer

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. Samfunnsøkonomen, 126(9), s. 4- 8.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2011)

Public employees and public reform implementation

[Academic lecture]. Transatlantic group CESifo/PERG economics of education.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2011)

Store ressurser og middelmådige resultater: Styringsutfordringer

[Academic lecture]. Utdanningskonferansen 2011 - Med hjarte for læring.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Opstad, Leiv (2010)

How much is students' college performance affected by quantity of study?

[Academic lecture]. Konferanse.

Opstad, Leiv & Bonesrønning, Hans (2009)

Are College Grades Affected by Quantity of Study?

[Academic lecture]. 6th Norwegian-German Seminar on Public Economics.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Iversen, Jon Marius Vaag (2008)

Will more resources improve the performance of students from disadvantaged backgrounds?

[Academic lecture]. The fourth conference of the RTN Network the Economics of Education and Education Policy in Europe.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Iversen, Jon Marius Vaag (2008)

Will more resources improve the performance of students from disadvantaged backgrounds?

[Academic lecture]. Labour and Education.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Sandgren, Sofia Erika (2007)

Birth order effects in career-oriented families

[Academic lecture]. Instituttseminar.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Naper, Linn Renée (2006)

Does competition from private schools raise public schools’ performance: New evidence from Norway

[Academic lecture]. Instituttseminar.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Naper, Linn Renée (2005)

Does competition from private schools raise public schools' performance?

[Academic lecture]. PhD seminar Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam.

Bonesrønning, Hans & Naper, Linn R (2005)

Does competition from private schools raise public schools' performance?

[Academic lecture]. Second Network Workshop of the RTN "Economics of Education and Education Policy in Europe".

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Utforming av utdanningspolitikken

[Academic lecture]. Det nasjoanle forskermøtet for økonomer.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Do Teachers Favor Girls?

[Academic lecture]. First Network Workshop of the RTN Economics of Education and Education Policy in Europe.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Teachers' grading practices and their impact on students' achievement

[Academic lecture]. AEA 2004.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2004)

Birth order and student achievement: Is the relationship conditional upon mother's education?

[Academic lecture]. ESPE 2004.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2003)

Can effective teacher behavior be identified?

[Academic lecture]. 2nd Nordic Econometric Meeting..

Bonesrønning, Hans; Strøm, Bjarne & Falch, Torberg (2002)

Om innretningen på skolereformer

[Popular scientific article]. Økonomisk forum, 56(4), s. 8- 12.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2002)

Fra ressurs til resultat

[Academic lecture]. Utdanning, arbeidsliv og samfunn.

Bonesrønning, Hans (2002)

Class size effects on student achievement in Norway: Patterns ans explanations

[Academic lecture]. Education and Labour Market.

Bonesrønning, Hans (1999)

Rammefaktorenes betydning for læring

[Popular scientific article]. Bedre Skole, s. 51- 54.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2012 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Ph.D.
2012 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Ph.D.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2010 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Adjunct professor