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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...

Adam (Eddy) Szirmai

Obituary Adam (Eddy) Szirmai

Date:15 January 2020

It is with great sadness that we received news on the passing away of our good friend and colleague Eddy (Adam) Szirmai. Eddy was one the co-founders of the GGDC in 1994. He has been crucial in bringing together a group of dedicated scholars on the topic...

Het Kasteel

Call for Papers – GGDC Conference 2020

Date:21 November 2019

The GGDC organizes a conference on June 15–17 2020 in Groningen, on the themes central to GGDC, namely long-run economic development, trade and technology. The conference will feature keynote speeches by Carol Graham (Brookings, Maryland), Branko Milanovic...

Branko Milanovic new Maddison Chair

Date:14 November 2019

Branko Milanovic has been appointed as the third holder of the Maddison Chair. In this role, he will be affiliated with the University of Groningen and regularly visit for research and teaching activities.

United Nations University UNU-WIDER

UNU WIDER grant and research cooperation

Date:09 November 2019

A team of researchers at FEB’s Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) received US$223k from UNU WIDER for a multi-year research project on structural change in developing countries. The United Nations University World Institute for Development...

Structural transformation in developing countries

Date:17 September 2019

In many developing countries, the share of workers employed in manufacturing is shrinking. As a result the traditional pathway to richness, by means of industrialization, is closed or at least difficult to achieve. This week, Gaaitzen de Vries is...

Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence

Seminar on regional value chains at ESCoE

Date:06 June 2019

On June 4, Bart Los gave a seminar at the London office of the Office for National Statistics. It was a seminar in the series organized by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, an initiative to which Marcel Timmer and Bart contributed. Bart's talk...

Global trend in vertical specialisation

Patterns of vertical specialisation

Date:05 June 2019

In a recently published paper in the Review of World Economics, Stefan Pahl and Marcel Timmer document a new set of stylized facts on vertical specialisation since 1970. They construct new data to estimate the domestic value-added content in exports (VAX-D...

Marcel Timmer

Marcel Timmer to be appointed to the board of the CPB

Date:15 April 2019

Marcel Timmer, director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre will be appointed as one of the three board members of the Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis, CPB, starting September 1, 2019. In this position, he will jointly lead the...