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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

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.

VoxEU column on Rebasing 'Maddison'
Datum:25 januari 2018

A new column on VoxEU is online, discussing the new version of the Maddison Project Database, which was released two weeks ago. The key innovation is to distinguish two series for real GDP per capita, one best suited for comparing income levels across countries,...

Value chains and the Scottish economy
Datum:17 januari 2018

A recent report on the imortance of trading links with Europe for the Scottish economy emphasises the importance of taking a global value chain perspective to analysing this topic. The report relies on the WIOD database to make these arguments.

Maddison Project Database 2018
Datum:11 januari 2018

A new version of the Maddison Project Database has been released today. This new version introduces a new measure of real GDP per capita that is based on both modern and historical comparisons of income levels, leading to a 'multiple benchmark' measure similar...

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