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World Input-Output Database

WIOD migration and DataverseNL

Date:14 December 2021

The original website of the World Input-Output Database (WIOD), previously hosted at www.wiod.org, has been migrated to the GGDC website. An archived version of the original website is still available, but will no longer be updated. All information and...

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Request for Research Proposals ETD

Date:30 November 2021

Deadline for proposal submissions is 31 January 2022. United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is requesting research proposals on the Economic Transformation Database (ETD) project. This project aims to...

The Economist: Chasing Asia

The Economist: Manufacturing hope in Africa

Date:22 March 2021

On March 20th, The Economist featured research by the GGDC and UNU-WIDER on the manufacturing renaissance in Africa. A key finding is that the share of people working in manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa has risen from 7.2% of the total in 2010 to 8.4%....

Launch of the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database

Date:17 February 2021

Today, the Economic Transformation Database has been released. This database has been developed by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, supported by UNU-WIDER. The database provides information on output and employment for 12 sectors of the economy...

Workshop on measurement for structural transformation

Date:07 September 2020

On September 10 and 11, you can join a workshop that is part of the STEG project and organised by Robert Inklaar and Akos Valentinyi. The workshop will focus on how improved data or economic measurement can help shed a light on the process of structural...

Robert Inklaar

Robert Inklaar new GGDC director

Date:01 September 2020

On September 1, Robert Inklaar has taken over as director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) from Marcel Timmer.

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...

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...

Premature deindustrialization: GGDC data in the Wall Street Journal

Date:25 November 2015
Author:Robert Inklaar

While advanced economies grew rich from specialising in manufacturing and employing a large share of the labor force in this sector, the research of Dani Rodrik suggests that path is no longer available to lower-income economies today. How does he know...