|Date:||23 January 2019|
As many of you have noticed and noted, we have not managed to meet our goal for publishing PWT 9.1 in late 2018. Providing a high-quality data release that meets the ambitions set out last summer, especially with regard to improved capital measurement. We are...
|Date:||10 September 2018|
At the latest General Conference of the International Association of Research in Income and Wealth, GGDC researchers contributed substantially to the program:
|Date:||11 July 2018|
|Date:||11 July 2018|
Work on a new version of the Penn World Table (PWT) is progressing and has advanced to the point where we can provide more information on the timing and content of this new release:
|Date:||18 April 2018|
|Date:||08 March 2018|
On March 6, Robert Inklaar gave his inaugural lecture to officially accept his position of Professor in the Economics of Productivity and Welfare. In this lecture, he established how productivity growth in the 21st century has been low by historical standards...
|Date:||28 July 2017|
Marcel Timmer and Robert Inklaar each organised a session at the 4th annual conference of the Society for Economic Measurement, at MIT, from July 26 to 28. The session by Marcel Timmer was on trade and global value chains and included presentations by Robert...
|Date:||15 July 2017|
On July 1, Robert Inklaar was appointed Professor in the Economics of Productivity and Welfare at the University of Groningen. The main research objective of this new chair is to better understand how automation will affect not just economic activity, but living...
|Date:||29 March 2017|
|Date:||01 February 2017|
Alan Heston, one of the original forces behind the International Comparison Program (ICP) and the Penn World Table has drafted a memoir of these major undertakings, which have transformed international economic statistics over the past half century. We here at...
|Date:||20 December 2016|
|Date:||30 November 2016|
On June 28–30, we organise a conference to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) in Het Kasteel in Groningen. The conference will feature many prominent speakers: Dale Jorgenson (Harvard) will give an opening...
|Date:||13 September 2016|
GGDC researchers played several important roles at the recent General Conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), in Dresden. This biennial conference brings together academic researchers and official statisticians...
|Date:||19 August 2016|
Thanks to helpful user queries, we have found two computation errors in the PWT 9.0 data that were released on June 9 2016:
|Date:||10 August 2016|
The GGDC Summer School 2016 took place between July 11 and 15 and featured several lectures by Branko Milanović, on inequality and the role of globalisation, as well as lectures by other renowned scholars. Around 25 students from all over the world participated...
|Date:||30 May 2016|
Robert Inklaar and Marcel Timmer presented at a conference at MIT on International Comparisons of Income, Prices, and Production, on the upcoming update to version 9 of the Penn World Table. Participants included Nobel laureate Angus Deaton (Princeton), Bob...
|Date:||14 March 2016|
|Date:||18 January 2016|
We were very happy that a committee of esteemed colleagues recognized the usefulness of our research and database development efforts in the national Research Review of the faculty's research school, SOM. This helped contribute to the faculty's research program...
|Date:||13 January 2016|
|Date:||11 January 2016|
Productivity gains from a more efficient allocation of capital and labor across firms are large. However, a recent study of manufacturing firms in low- and middle-income countries by Robert Inklaar, Addisu Lashitew and Marcel Timmer, finds that the gains are...
|Date:||11 December 2015|
|Date:||10 December 2015|
|Date:||25 November 2015|
The next version of the Penn World Table, version 9.0, is currently under development with numerous changes. There is no firm release date at this point, other than 'as soon as possible'. Our best estimate at this point will be a release in the first quarter...
|Date:||21 November 2015|
|Date:||30 October 2015|
Robert Inklaar presented research-in-progress with Jutta Bolt at a World Bank meeting. The main question is whether the World Bank's approach to measuring global poverty does adequate justice to cross-country differences and whether a new method for determining...
|Date:||05 October 2015|