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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde

GGDCEventsGGDC Conference 2017

GGDC 25th Anniversary Conference

28-30 June 2017

The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a conference to be held on 28-30 June, 2017. The themes of the conference will be those that have been central to GGDC research in the past and the present: “Long-run growth”, “Productivity” and “Global value chains”.


The 2017 GGDC Conference will be held at Het Kasteel, Melkweg 1, Groningen, the Netherlands

Keynote Speakers

  • Eric Bartelsman (VU Amsterdam)
  • Nick Crafts (Warwick)
  • Robert Feenstra (UC, Davis)
  • Beata Javorcik (Oxford)
  • Nathan Nunn (Harvard)

Opening speech by Dale Jorgenson (Harvard University).

Conference Organizers

  • Marcel Timmer
  • Bart Los
  • Robert Inklaar
  • Jutta Bolt
  • Reitze Gouma


Apart from 5 keynote addresses, participants in the conference will present their work in parallel sessions (21 in total each of them with time for three presentations). The modest scale of the event will facilitate interactions between participants and the exchange of ideas about the papers presented. More information about the program will be posted in the Program section.


  • SOM Research Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)

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