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 3.1) includes the new GTAP-WiNDC module that links the database of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) and a version of the WiNDC database that is disaggregated by consumer accounts (households). The GTAP database is a global database that describes bilateral trade patterns, production, consumption and intermediate use of commodities and services. We use the current version of the GTAP database (version 10), reference year 2014. The release notes provide more information on changes from WiNDC 3.0.3.
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.