Project Link is a co-operative, non-governmental, international research activity, which integrates independently developed national econometric models into a global econometric model. It provides a consistent framework for undertaking quantitative studies of the international economic transmission mechanisms and of the effects of international and national policies, developments and disturbances on the outlook for the world economy, and global economic integration in general.
Founded under the intellectual leadership of Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein, LINK has expanded from a core of 11 researchers and 7 country models in the 1969 to more than 100 participants from 60 countries, with 79 country models, including 45 models of individual developing countries and regions. The national centers of the project include universities, private research organizations, government agencies, and central banks.
LINK organizes two meetings per year; one at the various United Nations offices, the other one at various locations around the world. Meeting participants discuss the forecasts prepared with the LINK model, emerging world economic issues and trends as well as methods of global economic analysis. LINK is also a platform through which technical cooperation can be carried out to assist developing countries in improving capacity of macroeconomic policy analysis and formulation.
The activities of the Link consortium are coordinated jointly by the Project LINK Research Centre at the University of Toronto and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
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Address: Secretariat of Project LINK at the United Nations
2 United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-2050
New York, New York 10017 USA
Fax: + 1 212/963 1061