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RegData US 3.1 Annual

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. RegData US 3.1 Annual (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/regdata/.

  • RegData 3.1 Annual Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1 Agency Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations by agency and department, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1 2-Digit Industry Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations by 2-digit NAICS industry, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1 3-Digit Industry Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations by 3-digit NAICS industry, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1 4-Digit Industry Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations by 4-digit NAICS industry, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1 5-Digit Industry Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations by 5-digit NAICS industry, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1 6-Digit Industry Summary

    Annual total words and restrictions in the Code of Federal Regulations by 6-digit NAICS industry, 1970-2017

  • RegData 3.1

    The full, part-level RegData 3.1 dataset, containing word counts, restriction counts, and agency attribution for each individual Part in the Code of Federal Regulations, 1970-2017, as well as estimated relevance to NAICS industries at the 2-6 digit levels

  • RegData 3.1 Unfiltered

    The full, part-level RegData 3.1 dataset, containing word counts, restriction counts, and agency attribution for each individual Part in the Code of Federal Regulations, 1970-2017, as well as estimated relevance to NAICS industries at the 2-6 digit levels. This dataset additionally contains industries for which the classifier did not pass the quality threshold.

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State RegData

If you use any of these datasets, please use the citation in the description of the dataset.

  • State Compilation

    Summary metadata for all states.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A. and Oliver Sherouse. State RegData (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Arizona Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Arizona administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Arizona (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Arizona Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Arizona administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Arizona (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Colorado Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Colorado administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Colorado (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Colorado Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Colorado administrative code in 2017

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Colorado (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Connecticut Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Connecticut administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Connecticut (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Connecticut Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Connecticut administrative code in 2017

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Connecticut (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Illinois Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Illinois administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Illinois (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Iowa Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Iowa administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Iowa (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Iowa Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Iowa administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Iowa (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Kentucky Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Kentucky administrative code in 2012 to 2015.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Kentucky (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Kentucky Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Kentucky administrative code in 2012 to 2015.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Kentucky (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Maryland Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Maryland administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Maryland (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Michigan Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Michigan administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Michigan (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Michigan Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Michigan administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Michigan (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Minnesota Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Minnesota administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Minnesota (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Missouri Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Missouri administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Missouri (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Nebraska Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Nebraska administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Nebraska (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Nebraska Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Nebraska administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Nebraska (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • New York Metadata

    Words and restrictions in New York administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData New York (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • North Carolina MetaData

    Words and restrictions in North Carolina administrative code.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData North Carolina (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • North Carolina Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of North Carolina administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData North Carolina (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Ohio Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Ohio administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Ohio (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Oregon Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Oregon administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Oregon (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Oregon Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Oregon administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Oregon (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Pennsylvania Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Pennsylvania administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Pennsylvania (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Pennsylvania Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Pennsylvania administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Pennsylvania (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Tennessee Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Tennessee administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Tennessee (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Tennessee Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Tennessee administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Tennessee (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Texas Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Texas administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Texas (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Texas Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Texas administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Texas (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Utah Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Utah administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Utah (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Utah Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Utah administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Utah (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Virginia Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Virginia administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Virginia (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • West Virginia Metadata

    Words and restrictions in West Virginia administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData West Virginia (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • West Virginia Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of West Virginia administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData West Virginia (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Wisconsin Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Wisconsin administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Wisconsin (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Wisconsin Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Wisconsin administrative code in 2017.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Daniel Francis. RegData Wisconsin (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Wyoming Metadata

    Words and restrictions in Wyoming administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Wyoming (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

  • Wyoming Industry Relevance

    3-digit NAICS industry relevance of Wyoming administrative code in 2018.

    If you use this dataset, please cite the following:
    McLaughlin, Patrick A., Oliver Sherouse, and Jonathan Nelson. RegData Wyoming (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2018. https://quantgov.org/state-regdata/

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RegData US 3.0 Daily

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. RegData US 3.0 Daily (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/regdata/.

  • Daily Summary Data

    Daily total words and restrictions in the electronic CFR

  • Daily Industry Extracts

    Restrictions by industry for parts modified in the past 90 days

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Public Law Database

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. Public Law Database (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/data/.

  • Public Law Database

    Associations between public laws and CFR parts from 1980-2016

  • Cumulative New Associated Restrictions

    New regulatory restrictions associated with public laws from 1980-2016.

  • Documentation

    Documentation for the Public Law Database.

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RegData US 3.0 Annual

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. RegData US 3.0 Annual (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/regdata/.

  • RegData 3.0 Extracts

    Summary extract files for RegData 3.0, including annual estimates of industry-relevant words and restrictions at the NAICS 2-6 digit levels, and number of restrictions by agency and department, 1970-2016

  • RegData 3.0

    The full, part-level RegData 3.0 dataset, containing word counts, restriction counts, and agency attribution for each individual Part in the Code of Federal Regulations, 1970-2016, as well as estimated relevance to NAICS industries at the 2-6 digit levels

  • RegData 3.0 Errata

    List of known issues in the RegData 3.0 dataset

  • RegData 3.0 Restrictions by Year

    Contains high level summary data showing the amount of restrictions per year as determined by RegData 3.0.

  • RegData 3.0 User Guide

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RegData US 2.2 Annual

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

Al-Ubaydli, Omar, and McLaughlin, Patrick A. 2015. “RegData: A Numerical Database on Industry-Specific Regulations for All United States Industries and Federal Regulations, 1997–2012.” Regulation & Governance 11 (1): 109–23.

  • RegData_2_2_by_2-digit_industry.csv

    RegData 2.2 annual total industry-relevant restrictions and words for 1-digit NAICS industries, 1975-2014

  • RegData_2_2_by_3-digit_industry.csv

    RegData 2.2 annual total industry-relevant restrictions and words for 3-digit NAICS industries, 1975-2014

  • RegData_2_2_by_4-digit_industry.csv

    RegData 2.2 annual total industry-relevant restrictions and words for 4-digit NAICS industries, 1975-2014

  • RegData_2_2_by_agency.csv

    RegData 2.2 annual total restrictions by agency and department, 1975-2014

  • RegData_2_2_by_bea_industry.csv

    RegData 2.2 annual total industry-relevant restrictions and words for BEA industries, 1975-2014

  • RegData2_2.zip

    RegData 2.2 full part-level dataset

  • RegData2_2_unfiltered.zip

    RegData 2.2 full part-level dataset, including probability estimates for industries with low-performing classifiers

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RegPulse US 3.0

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. RegPulse US 3.0 (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/data/.

  • regpulse_2018_01_03.zip

    Document-level statistics from the Federal Register, 1996-2017, with codebook

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Executive Orders

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. 2017. “QuantGov—A Policy Analytics Platform.” http://docs.quantgov.org/quantgov_working_paper.pdf.

  • executive-orders_metadata_2017-01-25.zip

    Words and restrictions for executive orders collected by the American Presidency Project

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The 2017 FRASE Index

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. 2017 FRASE Index (dataset). QuantGov, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017. https://quantgov.org/50states/

  • Full Dataset - 2017 Release

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The 2016 FRASE Index

If you use this dataset, please cite the following:

Patrick A. McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse, The Impact of Federal Regulation on the 50 States,
2016 ed. (Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2016).

  • Industry-Specific Data by State

  • Full Dataset - 2016 Release

  • The Impact of Federal Regulation on the 50 States

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RegData is an innovative way of measuring the size and scope of US federal regulation.

If you’re looking for more detailed information, please visit the RegData Project Page or check out the State RegData Datasets.

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