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Ron Diris

Assistant Professor

Dr. R.E.M. Diris
+31 71 527 7374

Ron Diris is post-doctoral researcher/Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics.

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Ron Diris is post-doctoral researcher/Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics.

He conducts research in the areas of education and labour economics. An important part of this research focuses on the importance of cognitive and non-cognitive skills for education and the labour market, how these skills can be measured and how they can be fostered. Additionally, he conducts research on the relation between social policy and income inequality, with a focus on labour market flexibilization.

Ron defended his dissertation, titled ‘’The Economics of the School Curriculum’’, in December 2012 at Maastricht University. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven and Maastricht University. During his PhD, he spent 6 months as a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago.

A complete CV can be downloaded [here Personal website.


  • 2008 – 2012: Ph.D. Economics, Maastricht University, Department of Economics. Dissertation: The Economics of the School Curriculum. Promotor: Lex Borghans
  • 2012: Visiting scholar at the University of Chicago. Sponsor: James Heckman.
  • 2007 - 2008: Master in International Economic Studies, Maastricht University.
  • 2006: Exchange student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 2004 – 2007: Bachelor in Infonomics, Maastricht University.


Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut Fiscale en Economische vakken
  • Economie

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A2.59


  • IZA Institute of Labor Economics Research fellow
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