Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dr. Kees van Paridon (1952, Leidschendam) is Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. From 1979 he worked as assistant professor in the economics department of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the same university. He got his PhD in 1987 with a dissertation on the relationships between economic growth, structural changes and internationalization.
He did research at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) and he was a staff member at the Dutch Scientific Council for government Policy. Earlier he was also extraordinary professor on German economic development and Dutch-German economic Relations, at the Free University Amsterdam.
As of July 2011 he has been assigned as part time Chief Science Officer at the municipal Rotterdam.