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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

Functional specialization in trade
Date:30 November 2018

Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries, together with the OECD's Sébastien Miroudot, have published a paper in the Journal of Economic Geography on functional specialization in trade. They propose a new measure that describes in what type of activities a country...

The impact of Brexit on the Northern Netherlands
Date:29 November 2018

The Socio-Economic Council of the Northern Netherlands, SER-NN, organized a meeting on November 26 about the possible impact of Brexit on three Northern provinces of The Netherlands. Bart Los gave a talk and participated in a panel with representatives from...

Prize for Brexit article
Date:29 November 2018

On November 15, Bart Los received the award for the best paper in the 2017 volume of the journal Regional Studies. He had co-authored the winning paper, The Mismatch between Local Voting and the Local Economic Consequences of Brexit, with Philip McCann (University...

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...

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