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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.

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

News GGDC

Workshop on measurement for structural transformation
Date:07 September 2020

On September 10 and 11, you can join a workshop that is part of the STEG project and organised by Robert Inklaar and Akos Valentinyi. The workshop will focus on how improved data or economic measurement can help shed a light on the process of structural...

Robert Inklaar new GGDC director
Date:01 September 2020

On September 1, Robert Inklaar has taken over as director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) from Marcel Timmer.

The importance of Spain and Italy for the Dutch economy
Date:10 August 2020

Bart Los and Xianjia Ye published an article in ESB, the major Dutch magazine on economic policy. They provide indicators for the economic importance of Italy and Spain for the Dutch and German economies. Using methods for bilateral dependencies in...

Grant for digitising Dutch financial market information since 1796
Date:08 June 2020

Herman de Jong received a large grant for building a new Dutch database holding Dutch corporate and stock exchange data for the period 1796-1980. The grant is awarded by the KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Science) in cooperation with digital infrastructures...

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