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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).

  • We released WiNDC 3.0.2. This is a minor release. Economic data on the state level with disaggregated consumer accounts is now available for the years 2014 to 2017. You can download WiNDC 3.0.2 here. See also the release notes.

The current version of the buildstream (WiNDC 3.0.1) 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.