RegData 2.0: Quantifying Regulation

Jul 29, 2014
Cannon House Office Building 121

Event Speakers

Patrick McLaughlin

Senior Research Fellow

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to a Regulation University program that introduces an enhanced research tool for quantifying federal regulation.

RegData 2.0 provides a revolutionary way of quantifying regulation by industry, agency and restriction terms found in text of the Code of Federal Regulations.

RegData allows you to:

  • Go beyond 'page' or 'rule' counts: RegData 2.0 allows you to assess regulations by number of restrictions per regulator, or restrictions relative to total word count
  • See how the regulatory metrics compare across industries
  • See how much regulation is generated by a particular agency, bureau, committee, or administration per year
  • See how regulatory restrictions have changed over time for a particular industry
  • Examine the degree to which agency production of regulations changes after Congress passes new laws

In this program, Senior Research Fellow Dr. Patrick McLaughlin will explain the new features available in RegData 2.0 and how to conduct searches that can help with your most pressing regulation questions.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a valuable presentation. Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Caitlyn Van Orden, Event Associate, at or (703) 993-4925.

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