Paul Diederen focuses on resilience of the Dutch science system and government policy for research and science. He is also involved in projects on digital democracy, knowledge for the public sector and innovation.
Education and career
Paul is econometrist and was awarded a doctorate at Maastricht University for an economic analysis of the distribution of innovations. He performed this analysis for UNU-MERIT (formerly known as Merit), a research institute focusing on the economic analysis of technological development. After this, he worked as principal researcher at Warwick University and as senior researcher, programme manager and section leader at the Landbouw Economisch Instituut (Wageningen UR). He has performed research on a variety of topics for the European Commission and several Dutch ministeries. Then he became deputy executive at the AWTI. Here, he advised on science and innovation policy.