prof. dr. R.C. (Robert) Inklaar

Professor

Research

Postal address:
United Kingdom

Research interests

My research has focused broadly on understanding differences in economic performance. This includes work on:

Understanding income differences – how to measure cross-country income differences and the role of differences in the availability of human and physical capital and differences in productivity, see the Penn World Table and the associated paper on the Next Generation of the Penn World Table (American Economic Review, 105(10)). My recent work shows that international income differences have been overestimated in recent years.

Understanding economic growth – what can explain growth differences across (advanced) economies. Why did productivity growth accelerate in the US but slow down in Europe? And here too, how sure can we be of observed growth differences? Here I have tried to improve how we measure the role of banks in the economy and how to interpret short-run movements in productivity.

 

Publications
  1. Cross-country income levels over time: did the developing world suddenly become much richer?

    Inklaar, R. & Prasada Rao, D. S., Jan-2017, In : American Economic Journal. Macroeconomics. 9, 1, p. 265-290 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Measuring industry productivity and cross-country convergence

    Inklaar, R. & Diewert, W. E., Apr-2016, In : Journal of Econometrics. 191, 2, p. 426–433 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. The Next Generation of the Penn World Table

    Feenstra, R. C., Inklaar, R. & Timmer, M. P., 2-Oct-2015, In : American Economic Review. 105, 10, p. 3150-3182 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. The impact of financial crises and tolerance for uncertainty

    Inklaar, R. & Yang, J., Mar-2012, In : Journal of Development Economics. 97, 2, p. 466-480 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Did technology shocks drive the great depression? Explaining cyclical productivity movements in US manufacturing, 1919-1939

    Inklaar, R., de Jong, H. & Gouma, R., Dec-2011, In : Journal of Economic History. 71, 4, p. 827-858 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  6. Economic growth in Europe - A comparative industry perspective

    Timmer, M. P., Inklaar, R., O'Mahony, M. & van Ark, H. H., 2010, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 292 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

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Datasets
  1. Penn World Table 9.1

    Feenstra, R. C. (Creator), Inklaar, R. (Creator), Timmer, M. (Creator), University of Groningen, 11-Apr-2019

    Dataset

  2. Using Online Prices for Measuring Real Consumption Across Countries

    Cavallo, A. (Creator), Diewert, W. E. (Creator), Feenstra, R. C. (Creator), Inklaar, R. (Creator), Timmer, M. (Creator), Harvard University & MIT, 17-Apr-2018

    Dataset

  3. Maddison Project Database

    Inklaar, R. (Creator), Bolt, J. (Creator), Jong, de, H. (Creator), van Zanden, J. (Creator), University of Groningen, 11-Jan-2018

    Dataset

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Prizes
  1. Willem F. Duisenberg Fellowship Prize

    Robert Inklaar (Recipient), 10-May-2016

    PrizeAcademic

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Activities
  1. Testimony for Dutch Parliament for ‘Rondetafelgesprek berekening BNI cijfers’

    Robert Inklaar (Invited speaker)
    12-Nov-2014

    Activity: Talk or presentationProfessional

  2. World Bank, The World Bank (External organisation)

    Robert Inklaar (Member)
    20132016

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Column: Rebasing 'Maddison': The shape of long-run economic development

    Jutta Bolt, Robert Inklaar, Herman Jong, de & Jan Luiten van Zanden

    25/01/2018

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

  2. Column: "De overschatte economische waarde van banken"

    Robert Inklaar

    24/05/2016

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

  3. Op-ed: "Angus Deaton legt de lat voor economen hoger"

    Robert Inklaar

    19/10/2015

    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchPopular

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