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dr. A.A. Erumban

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Abdul Erumban is an Assistant Professor (0.2fte) at the University of Groningen, and is associated with Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC). He received his Masters degree in Development Economics from University of Calicut, India, M.Phil in Applied Economics from Centre for Development Studies, India and PhD in Economics from University of Groningen.  Abdul is also a senior economist at The Conference Board Europe.

His research centers on the fields of productivity, technological change, globalization, international comparisons of economic development, digital transformation and its impact, and structural change. With extensive experience in data construction, analysis, research, and policy analysis, he has worked on the measurement and analysis of productivity, with a special focus on different aspects of measuring capital for productivity analysis. He has been actively participating in the KLEMS initiatives (EU KLEMS, Asia KLEMS, and World KLEMS), which seeks to understand productivity dynamics in world’s major economies. He has worked on issues related to productivity and structural change in many advanced countries, developing Asia, and the BRIC countries. Alongside, he maintains a special interest and understanding of issues related to Indian economy. He is an external researcher to India KLEMS project, funded by the Reserve Bank of India, and has also been involved in global value chain analysis of the European Commission project WIOD. In collaboration with the Penn World Tables, he is currently involved in developing a comprehensive analysis of investment dynamics and its implicatsions for growth in a large number of countries.

Currently, he teaches Comparative Country Studies at the University. In the past he has been involved in teaching International Economics, Research Methods and Statistics.

Abdul is a technical advisor to the Asia KLEMS project, aimed at understanding productivity dynamics in emerging Asian Economies. At the Conference Board, he is responsible for developing and managing research projects on productivity, digitial transformation, and long-term economic projections.  In addition to academic research, he also works on translating academic insights into business implications and present to several business councils. Currently he is involved in a European Commission project aimed to update the EU KLEMS productivity database and analysis. Other recent projects he has been involved include, Labor and skill shortages in Emerging Asia, The role of digital transformation, and Productivity and Competition in the Global Economy.

Abdul has published articles in academic and business journals, including Journal of Economic Perspectives, Review of Income and Wealth, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Journal of World Business. He has also contributed chapters to a number of books.

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Contact information

Nettelbosje 2
9747 AE Groningen
The Netherlands

Duisenberg Building

Job title:
Assistant Professor