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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde

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.


NBER-CRIW presentation on exports of value added
Datum:09 maart 2018

Today, Bart Los will present new research jointly with Marcel Timmer on Measuring Bilateral Exports of Value Added at a conference organised by the NBER and CRIW on the Challenges of Globalization in the Measurement of National Accounts, which brings together...

Beyond Growth? Robert Inklaar's inaugural lecture
Datum:08 maart 2018

On March 6, Robert Inklaar gave his inaugural lecture to officially accept his position of Professor in the Economics of Productivity and Welfare. In this lecture, he established how productivity growth in the 21st century has been low by historical standards...

Competitiveness and Global Value Chains
Datum:02 maart 2018

On March 2, Bart Los gave a seminar at the European Commission, Directorate General of Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) on the usefulness of the World Input-Output Database for tracking European competitiveness in a world characterised by global value...

Release of new WIOD Socio-Economic Accounts
Datum:02 februari 2018

Today the GGDC released the Socio-Economic Accounts (SEA), part of the WIOD 2016 release.

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