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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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Maddison project, re: "Don't believe the Haiti/DR graph"
Date:24 September 2021
A recent post argues the data from Maddison and the Maddison project are wrong on the relative income levels of Haiti and the Dominican Republic and overstate Haiti's income level. Jan Luiten van Zanden and Jutta Bolt show that the problem is a lack of good historical income comparisons for these countries, not the specific choices made in the Maddison Project.
Grant for historical investigation into function of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Date:06 May 2021

Herman de Jong received a large NWO-OC grant funding a project to investigate the function of the Amsterdam stock exchange during the period 1870-1940. The aim of this project is to probe the stock exchange’s contribution to corporate finance and economic...

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