Dr Catherine Ris is Professor of Economics at the University of New Caledonia (UNC), Director of LARJE (Research Centre on Economics and Law). She received her PhD from the University of Lyon (France) and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market at Maastricht University (Netherlands). She returned to UNC in 2014 after one year as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Auckland (New Zealand). Her major academic works are in development, labour economics and education economics. She has participated in several European and Pacific research networks including Targeted Socio-Economic Research, Transitions in Youth, PIPSA, PIURN and Oceania Development Network.
Economic and social inequalities, Ethnic and gender gap in school achievement and labour market outcomes, Education and occupational career, Human capital and training.