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About WiNDC

The Wisconsin National Data Consortium (WiNDC) facilitates the creation and documentation of open source multisectoral economic datasets for US states. These datasets are created by open source computer programs which can be run on NEOS. The datasets are provided together with canonical general equilibrium models which can provide the starting point for quantitative policy analysis.

The first version of the open-source dataset (WiNDC 1.0) was a byproduct of a research project conducted by Thomas F. Rutherford and Andrew Schreiber (both at that time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) with Gökçe Akin-Olçum (from the Environmental Defense Fund) and Christoph Böhringer (from the University of Oldenburg).

The current version of the buildstream (WiNDC 4.0.0) includes the three modules: core, household, and GTAPWiNDC. This is fully documented on the buildstream page.

The core WiNDC database includes multisectoral economic data for the years 1997 to 2021. It is suitable for analyzing economy-wide issues in North America.

WiNDC was organized and is hosted by the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

WiNDC Short Course in Julia

This summer WiNDC will be hosting a three day short course on the Julia programming language. The dates are July 22, 23, and 24. More information is on the course page, Julia Short Course.