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The datasets below were produced using the QuantGov platform. Unless otherwise noted, if you use any of these datasets, please cite the following:

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

Dataset

RegData 3.0

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.

  • 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 User Guide

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State RegData

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.

  • State_RegData-az_2017-05-11.zip

    Words and restrictions in Arizona administrative code

  • State_RegData-ct_2017-09-05.zip

    Words and restrictions in Connecticut administrative code

  • State_RegData-il_2017-02-03.zip

    Words and restrictions in Illinois administrative code

  • State_RegData-ky_2016-09-12.zip

    Words and restrictions in Kentucky administrative code

  • State_RegData-mi_2017-07-27.zip

    Words and restrictions in Michigan administrative code

  • State_RegData-mn_2017-07-26.zip

    Words and restrictions in Minnesota administrative code

  • State_RegData-mo_2017-07-04.zip

    Words and restrictions in Missouri administrative code

  • State_RegData-ne_2017-06-07.zip

    Words and restrictions in Nebraska administrative code

  • State_RegData-ny_2017-05-25.zip

    Words and restrictions in New York administrative code

  • State_RegData-or_2017-05-01.zip

    Words and restrictions in Oregon administrative code

  • State_RegData-pa_2017-04-11.zip

    Words and restrictions in Pennsylvania administrative code

  • State_RegData-va_2017-01-18.zip

    Words and restrictions in Virginia administrative code

  • State_RegData-wi_2017-07-10.zip

    Words and restrictions in Wisconsin administrative code

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RegData 2.2

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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eCFR

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.

  • ecfr_by_agency_2016-10-30.csv

    Total words and restrictions in the eCFR by agency

  • ecfr_2016-10-30.zip

    Part-level words and restrictions in the eCFR

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Federal Register

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.

  • federal_register_2017_03_31.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 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

  • 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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