Top Agencies over Time

Produced by Patrick McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse

Cite as: Patrick McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse, “Top Agencies over Time,” QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2016.

What this Chart Tells Us:

As different administrative agencies promulgate or repeal regulations, the composition of the Code of Federal Regulations changes over time. Using data from RegData 2.2 (available from the data page), this chart traces the increase in the number of restrictions authored by the top five regulatory agencies as of 2014, covering the years 1975–2014.

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