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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.

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GGDC Conference moved to 16-18 June 2021
Date:10 April 2020
Given the current circumstances, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the GGDC conference. It has now been scheduled to take place from Wednesday 16 June to Friday 18 june 2021 at the same location in Groningen. Wednesday and Thursday are full...
Groningen co-leads major international project on Structural Change and Economic Growth
Date:04 March 2020

For low-income countries to develop, their economies need to transform from rural and agricultural to urban and industrialised. In many sub-Saharan countries, urbanization to date has outpaced industrialization and structural change has largely been from...

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