RegData: A QuantGov Product
Industry-Specific Analysis of Regulation at the Federal, State, and International Levels
RegData 3.0 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 3.0 can be found here and a short history of the RegData project can be found here.
Future versions will include further refinements and expansions. Sign up for the QuantGov mailing list to receive updates by email, or check this page for future updates.
If you use RegData 3.0, please cite the following:
McLaughlin, Patrick A., and Oliver Sherouse. 2017. “QuantGov—A Policy Analytics Platform.” http://docs.QuantGov.org/QuantGov_working_paper.pdf.
If you use RegData 2.2, 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.
This is the most recent version of RegData, measuring US Federal Regulation from 1970-2016.
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
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
RegData 2.2, measures US Federal Regulation from 1975-2014.
Restrictions and wordcount by agency and department
Restrictions and wordcount by 2-digit NAICS industry
Restrictions and wordcount by 3-digit NAICS industry
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.
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.