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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.

For news about our most recent activities, please check out our newsfeed.

News GGDC

Marcel Timmer to be appointed to the board of the CPB
Date:15 April 2019

Marcel Timmer, director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre will be appointed as one of the three board members of the Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis, CPB, starting September 1, 2019. In this position, he will jointly lead the premier...

PWT 9.1 has been released
Date:11 April 2019

Today, version 9.1 of the Penn World Table has been released. The data can be downloaded from this page. This new version has the following features, described in more detail here:

Bart Los on Brexit and the Northern Netherlands
Date:07 April 2019

Over the past few months, GGDC-researcher Bart Los has contributed a bi-weekly column about Brexit to the website of Groningen's regional public broadcaster RTV Noord. The columns focus on various potential impacts of Brexit on the Northern provinces of The...

NY Times covers GGDC Brexit research
Date:12 February 2019

On February 7, the New York Times published an article on regional implications of Brexit. It featured a map on regional economic Brexit risks in Europe, taken from the Papers in Regional Science article from 2018, co-authored by GGDC-members Wen Chen and Bart...

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