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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
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

Distance drives services trade too
Date:24 September 2018

Today, the Financial Times reports on new research by Jonathan Eaton (U. of Pennsylvania) and Samuel Kortum (Yale) using data from the World Input Output Database. Eaton and Kortum find that trade volumes in services is heavily affected by distance. So if,...

The unpredictable consequences of Trump's trade policy
Date:24 September 2018

In an article in the (Dutch) Volkskrant, Marcel Timmer is interviewed on the consequences of the trade negiotiations between the NAFTA countries, the United States, Mexico and Canada. He argues that the inter-connected nature of trade and production means that...

Technology, offshoring and the rise of non-routine jobs
Date:10 September 2018

In research published in the Journal of Development Economics, Laurie Reijnders and Gaaitzen de Vries analyse the worldwide increase in the share of non-routine jobs. They find that, in particular, technology has led to a global increase in this share, while...

Marcel Timmer honoured
Date:10 September 2018

Marcel Timmer has been named this year's Outstanding Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business by the SOM Research Institute. This designation honours Marcel's path-breaking research, as evidenced by a large volume of high-impact studies, published...

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