Shanghai. Photo by Ralf Leineweber, Unsplash

Structural change in developing countries: trends, causes, and consequences

ETD project workshop #3

On 26 January 2023, commissioned research from the Economic Transformation Database (ETD) project is presented at the third and final workshop. The research aims to improve our understanding of structural transformation —how it varies, why it varies, and what the implications of this might be— and to offer new frameworks that provide insight into how to address it. That will generate precious insights on how developing economies, in particular low-income ones, can achieve sustainable, inclusive development.

Workshop agenda
15:00 – 15:05 Opening remarks by Gaaitzen de Vries
15:05 – 15:35 “The Impacts of Higher Education Expansion on Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Vietnam” by Khoa Vu
Chair | Gaaitzen de Vries
Discussant | Karishma Banga
15:35 – 16:05 “The Role of Mining in Ghana’s Industrialization Process” by Paul Saumik 
Chair | Gaaitzen de Vries
Discussant | Khoa Vu
16:05 – 16:35 “Digital Structural Transformation in Low and Middle-Income Countries” by Karishma Banga
Chair | Gaaitzen de Vries
Discussant | Paul Saumik
16:35 – 16:45 Closing remarks by Gaaitzen de Vries