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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculty of Economics and Business

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 four main research areas: Productivity, Value Chains, Historical Development and Structural Change. 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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Paper Published in the IMF Economic Review
Date:13 September 2022

The paper “A manufacturing renaissance? Industrialization trends in the developing world” written by Hagen Kruse, Emmanuel Mensah, Kunal Sen, and Gaaitzen de Vries has been published in the IMF Economic Review.

Robert Inklaar, Daan Freeman and Erwin Diewert win the 2021 Kendrick prize
Date:01 September 2022

Robert Inklaar, Daan Freeman and Erwin Diewert have won the 2021 Kendrick prize during the 37th IARIW General Conference held in August in Luxembourg. Their paper titled ‘Natural Resources and Missing Inputs in International Productivity Comparisons’ was...

In Memoriam: Dale Jorgenson and the GGDC
Date:24 June 2022
The recent passing of Dale Jorgenson has left us greatly saddened at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. Dale’s major contributions to the measurement and analysis of productivity and his steadfast support for the research on these topics at the GGDC have been enormously important for us and we will greatly miss his presence and contributions at productivity events around the world.
The Economist: Britain’s productivity problem is long-standing and getting worse
Date:14 June 2022

On June 9th, The Economist featured research by John Fernald of INSEAD Business School and GGDC director Robert Inklaar. In their article 'The UK Productivity “Puzzle” in an International Comparative Perspective', they argue that most of Britain’s slowdown...

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