Robert Inklaar is a full professor at the department of Global Economics and Management of the University of Groningen and participant in the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. His research is focused on output and productivity across countries and over time, and the role of the financial sector in economic performance. His publications have appeared in top economic journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Econometrics, AEJ: Macro, Journal of Economic History and Journal of Development Economics. He is a long standing member of the IARIW and of the editorial board of the Review of Income and Wealth. He has organised various sessions at the IARIW meetings in recent years.