Kees van Paridon (1952, Leidschendam) is Professor of Economics at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Kees van Paridon studied Spatial Economics at 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.
In 1987 and 1988 he did research at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). From 1989 till 1999 he was a staff member at the Dutch Scientific Council for government Policy. From 1992 till 2002 he was also extraordinary professor on German economic development and Dutch-German economic Relations, at the Free University Amsterdam.
In 1999 he was appointed as Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. As of July 2011 he has been assigned as part time Chief Science Officer at the municipal Rotterdam.