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Source: The Economist, 'Open Up', Jan. 3 2008

Brain gain from emmigration

Datum:01 november 2017

The research of Marianna Papakonstantinou is featured in Trouw (in Dutch): she finds that countries with greater emmigration subsequently experience faster growth in knowledge-intensive industries. This implies that factors such as return migration, spending...

NEMO Kennislink

Robots & the future of jobs? It's complicated

Datum:31 mei 2017

On the (Dutch) Kennislink website, Robert Inklaar discusses how the spread of robots is a challenge for those with jobs involving routine tasks, yet embracing robots may be preferable to jobs disappearing overseas.

Het Financieel Dagblad

Peak trade and Dutch exports to Germany

Datum:25 april 2017

Global trade is no longer expanding as it used to, in part because Chinese consumption is shifting towards services produced at home (see the underlying paper). The Financieel Dagblad discusses this research in an article about Dutch exports to Germany. Bart...

Trade growth and long-term trend

Reformatorisch Dagblad: stagnating world trade

Datum:28 maart 2017

The Reformatorisch Dagblad reported last Saturday about the stagnating growth of world trade, interviewing Marcel Timmer about the drivers and consequences of this development. For the research by Timmer and other about the drivers of the global trade slowdown,...

Marcel Timmer (Foto: Jeroen van Kooten)

Limited lobby for a Trump-led trade war

Datum:30 januari 2017

In an interview with the (Dutch) Financieel Dagblad, Marcel Timmer argues that the current era of production fragmentation makes it less likely that a trade war will flare up: "Lobbying for protection from foreign competition only makes sense if a producers relies...

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Reconstructing GDP for Spain

Datum:21 december 2016

Leandro Prados de la Escosura, who holds the Maddison Chair in Groningen, has just published a VOX column discussing his recent project, in which he has reconstructed the National Accounts for Spain back to 1850, i.e. some 100 years before official National...

Peak trade

Peak trade on NRC

Datum:24 november 2016

NRC, a Dutch daily newspaper, has just published an interview with Marcel Timmer centred around the report on peak trade, An Anatomy of the Global Trade Slowdown based on the WIOD 2016 Release. The title of the article is telling: "The politician who aims to...

Peak trade

Peak trade on VoxEU

Datum:21 november 2016

VoxEU now also has a column on the recent report on peak trade, An Anatomy of the Global Trade Slowdown based on the WIOD 2016 Release.

Peak trade

Peak trade?

Datum:09 november 2016

The (Dutch) Financieel Dagblad reports on new GGDC research: An Anatomy of the Global Trade Slowdown based on the WIOD 2016 Release. This paper is based on the newly released WIOD data and analyses why global trade has not grown as rapidly since 2008 as in the...

Trade impact (source: NY Times; Paul Windle)

NY Times: 70 million Chinese jobs from trade

Datum:13 september 2016

The New York Times Magazine picked up research by Bart Los, Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries: "Last year, economists at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, said that by their very rough estimates total foreign demand for Chinese goods may have...

GDP per person in China and Vietnam

Vietnam as the next China?

Datum:10 augustus 2016

The Economist uses data from the Penn World Table to illustrate how Vietnam's growth in GDP per capita over de past quarter century matches China's growth experience following its liberalizing reforms in the late 1970s.

Guardian: Brexit would divide Britain

Datum:22 juni 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

The Guardian has written about the report by Bart Los and others on regional support for Brexit and dependence on the EU.

Brexit and EU dependence

Datum:14 juni 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

Ahead of Britain's referendum on EU membership, Bart Los has co-authored a study with Philip McCannJohn Springford, and Mark Thissen

Robert Inklaar wins WF Duisenberg Fellowship Prize

Datum:27 mei 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

Robert Inklaar has won the WF Duisenberg Fellowship Prize, awarded every two years to the best young applied macroeconomist in the Netherlands. The jury praised his publication record and contribution to policy debates. On receiving the prize, he discussed...

Productivity conference covered

Datum:27 mei 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

ABC espana, amongst other Spanish media, covered the main highlights of the fourth World KLEMS conference. This conference was organised by IVIE in cooperation with Harvard University and the GGDC.

Insight in Exports

Datum:27 mei 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

Marcel Timmer discusses in an interview in Het Financieel Dagblad (in Dutch) how improved data collection and analysis leads to greater insights in the export performance of countries. Important insights relate to the interconnectedness of manufacturing and...

The cost of Brexit

Datum:22 april 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

A recent study, by CEPR and LSE, shows that if Britain leaves the European Union, the costs in terms of lower living standards would be substantial. The economic model that was used relies on the data of the World Input-Output Database.

The shrinking role of industry in exports

Datum:20 januari 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

Today's Financieel Dagblad (Dutch only) writes about the recent report on Dutch competitiveness by Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries. The article and report discuss how services industries in the Netherlands add a growing share of the value of exports from...

GGDC and societal relevance

Datum:18 januari 2016
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

We were very happy that a committee of esteemed colleagues recognized the usefulness of our research and database development efforts in the national Research Review of the faculty's research school, SOM. This helped contribute to the faculty's research program...

Nominal world GDP trends

World GDP should not be falling

Datum:15 december 2015
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

A recent discussion on VoxEU about trends in world GDP illustrates how the wider use of Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) would lead to figures that are more readily plausible and easier to interpret.

Trade in value added research covered on RTL-Z

Datum:25 november 2015
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

Gauging the strength of the Netherlands of a trading nation and analysing where it specialises should use data on trade in value added, rather than the traditional gross trade statistics. Well-known to experts, but Marcel Timmer's research in the spotlights...

Premature deindustrialization: GGDC data in the Wall Street Journal

Datum:25 november 2015
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

While advanced economies grew rich from specialising in manufacturing and employing a large share of the labor force in this sector, the research of Dani Rodrik suggests that path is no longer available to lower-income economies today. How does he know that?...

El Pais on value chains

Datum:25 oktober 2015
Auteur:Robert Inklaar

El Pais reports on the changing structure of world trade using data from the World Input-Output Database (in Spanish).