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Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Faculty of Economics and Business
GGDC Events GGDC Conference 2020

GGDC Conference 2020

15-17 June 2020

In June 2020, the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) at the University of Groningen will organise a two-and-half day conference centred around the main themes of GGDC research: “Long-run growth”, “Productivity” and “Global value chains”. The conference will run from Monday 15 June (afternoon) until Wednesday 17 June (late afternoon) in the centre of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Conference location Het Kasteel
Conference location Het Kasteel


The 2020 GGDC Conference will be held at Het Kasteel, Melkweg 1, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Carol Graham (Brookings Institution and University of Maryland)
  • Branko Milanovic (City University New York)
  • Hylke Vandenbussche (University of Leuven)
  • Mary O’Mahony (King’s College London)

Conference Organisers

  • Jutta Bolt
  • Robert Inklaar
  • Bart Los
  • Marcel Timmer
  • Gaaitzen de Vries
  • Jop Woltjer


Apart from keynote addresses, participants in the conference will present their work in parallel sessions (each with time for three presentations). The modest scale of the event facilitates interaction between participants and the exchange of ideas about the papers presented. More information about the program will be posted in the Program section.


  • SOM Research Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

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