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dr. G.J. (Gaaitzen) de Vries

Associate professor (with ius promovendi)
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2022-2023: Small research grant, structural change and economic growth (CEPR STEG) with prof. Kei-Mu Yi

2022-2023: Consultant World Bank, project “Leveraging trade for more and better job opportunities in developing countries”

2022-2023: Invited expert on development of OECD's inter-country input-output tables in previous years’ prices

2022-202x: EU Twin Seeds project. Co-investigator in WP1

2022: Resource person for UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2022.

2022: UNU Wider grant for leading commissioning of research papers on structural change.

2021:  Co-investigator Global Value Chain project financed by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 72042003).

2021-202x: H2020 GI-NI project. Co-investigator

2020-202x: FCDO grant for project on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth. Co-investigator.

Economic Transformation Database (ETD)

2019-2021. Funded by UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research. Total funding 223k US dollars. Principal investigator.

Structural Change in Africa Database (SCAD)

2012-2014. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Total grant about € 1,000,000 of which about € 350,000 for RUG. The proposal was written and carried out together with prof. dr. Marcel Timmer. For more information, visit


World Input-Output Database: Construction and Applications (WIOD)

2009-2012. Funded by the European Commission, grant no. 225 281. Total grant € 3,991,449 of which € 1,070,970 for RUG. Postdoctoral researcher. For more information, visit

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