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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).


Thomas Rutherford will hold an online seminar on the topic "GTAP-WiNDC Framework: Applied trade policy analysis with a focus on the geographic and household impacts of policy". He will introduce the new GTAP-WiNDC data set and model. This seminar is part of the GTAP Virtual Seminar Series. It will take place on May 19, 2022, 11:00 -11:50 am (EDT). Register here.

The current version of the buildstream (WiNDC 3.0.3) 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.