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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

Groningen co-leads major international project on Structural Change and Economic Growth
Date:04 March 2020

For low-income countries to develop, their economies need to transform from rural and agricultural to urban and industrialised. In many sub-Saharan countries, urbanization to date has outpaced industrialization and structural change has largely been from agriculture...

Obituary Adam (Eddy) Szirmai
Date:15 January 2020

It is with great sadness that we received news on the passing away of our good friend and colleague Eddy (Adam) Szirmai. Eddy was one the co-founders of the GGDC in 1994. He has been crucial in bringing together a group of dedicated scholars on the topic of...

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.

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