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Welcome to the Project LINK Research Centre

Project LINK
Project LINK

Project LINK is a large cooperative, non-governmental, research consortium with a network of participants in more than 60 countries in the industrial and developing world. Recognized as a leading centre of quantitative international economic analysis, the centre's activities are coordinated jointly by the Project LINK Research Centre at the University of Toronto and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Project LINK's principal achievement has been to integrate independently developed national econometric models into a world econometric model (LINK). Initiated in 1968 under the auspices of the U.S. Social Science Research Council and the leadership of Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein, the project has expanded from a core of 11 researchers and seven country models to more than 250 participants and 78 models at the present time for a comprehensive coverage of the global economy. The national centres of the project include universities , private research organizations, government agencies, and central banks. A further expansion of the system to approximately 120 countries and regions is currently under way.

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