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Faculty of Economics and Business
GGDC Structural Change Related Projects

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In Structural Change
Research Projects

This page presents an overview of our current projects, as well as projects conducted in the recent past. These projects are funded by a wide range of institutions, such as the European Commission, the Netherlands Science Organization (NWO), the European Science Foundation (ESF). Most of these projects are undertaken in close collaboration with other institutes.

Projects in Structural Change research


Structural Transformation and Economic Growth
Project Coordinators: Gaaitzen de Vries and Robert Inklaar
Description: STEG is a research initiative funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office that aims to provide a better understanding of structural change, productivity and growth in low- and middle-income countries.
Duration: 2020-202x | External website


Economic Transformation Database
Project Coordinators: Gaaitzen de Vries
Description: Funded by UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research. To develop the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database (ETD), which provides comprehensive, long-term, and internationally comparable sectoral data on employment and productivity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Duration: 2019-2021


Structural Change and Productivity Growth in Africa
Project Coordinators: Marcel Timmer and Gaaitzen de Vries
Description: A harmonised long-term sectoral dataset for countries in Africa to study growth-enhancing structural transformation. Funded by DFID/ESRC.
Duration: April 2012 - June 2014 | Database

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