A global research network
Project LINK is a large cooperative, non-governmental, international research consortium. It is based on a world-wide network of participants in more than 60 countries in the industrial and developing world, and it is internationally recognized as a leading centre of quantitative international economic analysis. The activities of Project LINK are coordinated jointly by the Project LINK Research Centre at the University of Toronto and the Department for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.
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.