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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculty of Economics and Business
GGDC

Welcome to the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC). The GGDC is a platform for research on economic growth and development. This research is largely based on a range of comprehensive databases on indicators of growth and development that the Centre compiles and maintains on a regular basis. Furthermore the GGDC organises seminars and conferences.

Making research data widely available

This website is divided into three main research areas: Productivity, Value Chains and Historical Development. Each area includes several databases, along with documentation, references to related research papers, as well as relevant news items and events.

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News GGDC

Call for Papers – GGDC Conference 2020
Date:21 November 2019

The GGDC organizes a conference on June 15–17 2020 in Groningen, on the themes central to GGDC, namely long-run economic development, trade and technology. The conference will feature keynote speeches by Carol Graham (Brookings, Maryland), Branko Milanovic...

Branko Milanovic new Maddison Chair
Date:14 November 2019

Branko Milanovic has been appointed as the third holder of the Maddison Chair. In this role, he will be affiliated with the University of Groningen and regularly visit for research and teaching activities.

UNU WIDER grant and research cooperation
Date:09 November 2019

A team of researchers at FEB’s Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) received US$223k from UNU WIDER for a multi-year research project on structural change in developing countries. The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics...

Structural transformation in developing countries
Date:17 September 2019

In many developing countries, the share of workers employed in manufacturing is shrinking. As a result the traditional pathway to richness, by means of industrialization, is closed or at least difficult to achieve. This week, Gaaitzen de Vries is presenting...

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