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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.

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

News

Sectoral impact assessment of Brexit
Datum:12 december 2017

Where the UK government was not able to come up with a clear esitmate of the impact of Brexit across sectors, Bart Los and Wen Chen, collaborating with Philip McCann (Sheffield) and Raquel Ortega-Argilés (Birmingham) have done so in a new policy briefing. They...

Intangible capital in Global Value Chains.
Datum:07 december 2017

The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) just released its biannual yearbook in a public launching event. This year's topic is "Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains"; the WIPO report  can be downloaded here. The underlying report, written by...

Production networks and inclusive growth
Datum:01 november 2017

Gaaitzen de Vries presented recent work with Sébastien Miroudot and Marcel Timmer on functional specialization in international trade at an UNCTAD expert meeting on October 26. The meeting included contributions from the minister of industry and productivity...

Brain gain from emmigration
Datum:01 november 2017

The research of Marianna Papakonstantinou is featured in Trouw (in Dutch): she finds that countries with greater emmigration subsequently experience faster growth in knowledge-intensive industries. This implies that factors such as return migration, spending...

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