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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 3.0) includes the WiNDC household buildstream. The WiNDC household buildstream is an extension to the core WiNDC build and contains routines to disaggregate consumer accounts. The release notes provide more information on changes from WiNDC 2.1.

The core WiNDC database includes multisectoral economic data for the years 1997 to 2017. 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.

  • The first WiNDC short summer course "Introduction to Applied General Equilibrium Modeling with the WiNDC Database" will take place on July 19 -23, 2021. See the course webpage for details.
  • We released WiNDC 3.0 including a build for disaggregated consumer accounts. You can download WiNDC 3.0 here. See also the release notes and the documentation.