• Do Smaller Classes Always Improve Students' Long-run Outcomes? 

      Falch, Torberg; Sandsør, Astrid Marie Jorde; Strøm, Bjarne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We exploit the strict class size rule in Norway and matched individual and school register information for 1982–2011 to estimate long-run causal effects on income and educational attainment. Contrary to recent evidence ...
    • The effect of central government grants on local educational policy 

      Reiling, Rune Borgan; Salvanes, Kari Vea; Sandsør, Astrid Marie Jorde; Strøm, Bjarne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The use of intergovernmental grants in educational policies may give rise to a conflict between gains attributable to local flexibility and the central government’s intention to narrow gaps in school spending and resource ...
    • Long-run effects of local government mergers on educational attainment and income 

      Sandsør, Astrid Marie Jorde; Falch, Torberg; Strøm, Bjarne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Local government mergers are an important policy issue in many countries, yet empirical evidence of the effects of merging and of local government size on the production and quality of local public services is scarce. We ...