RegData US

Industry-Specific Analysis of Regulation at the Federal Level

RegData US 3.1 Annual is the newest dataset from the RegData Project. This dataset quantifies the number of individual restrictions in an administrative code and determines both which industries are targeted by those regulatory restrictions and which agencies issued the restrictions. The user’s guide to RegData US 3.0 Annual can be found here and a short history of the RegData project can be found here.

 

RegData US 3.1 Annual

This is the most recent version of RegData US, measuring US Federal Regulation from 1970-2017. If you use any of the below datasets, 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-us/.

RegData US 3.1 Annual Datasets 
RegData 3.1 Full Dataset
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 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 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.

 

RegData US 3.0 Daily

This dataset consists of data collected daily from the electronic Code of Federal Regulations dating back to October 2nd, 2016. If you use any of the below datasets, 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-us/.

RegData US 3.0 Daily Datasets 
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.

 

RegData US 3.0 Annual

This is a previous version of RegData, measuring US Federal Regulation from 1970-2016. If you use any of the below datasets, 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-us/.

RegData US 3.0 Annual Datasets 
RegData 3.0 Full Dataset
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 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 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
Documentation that explains the methodology of RegData 3.0.

 

RegData US 2.2 Annual

This is a previous version of RegData, measuring US Federal Regulation from 1975-2014. If you use any of the below datasets, 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 US 2.2 Annual Datasets 
RegData 2.2 Full Dataset
The full RegData 2.2 dataset including associated public laws. This dataset only contains industries with high-quality classifiers. See the Readme for further information.
RegData 2.2 by Agency
Restrictions and wordcount by agency and department.
RegData 2.2 2-Digit Industry Summary
Restrictions and wordcount by 2-digit NAICS industry.
RegData 2.2 3-Digit Industry Summary
Restrictions and wordcount by 3-digit NAICS industry.
RegData 2.2 Unfiltered
The full RegData 2.2 dataset including associated public laws. This dataset contains all trainable industries regardless of classification score. See the Readme for further information.