The Regulatory Process: Data


  • Provided by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the federal government’s portal for more than 100,000 datasets from various federal agencies on a range of topics.  For more information on the GAO's reports and use of data, see

  • Provided by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (a think tank funded by deregulatory proponents, including the Koch Brothers),  RegData provides estimates of the degree of federal regulation faced by each industry in the United States from 1997 to 2012. RegData says it "relies on a transparent and replicable methodology developed by Patrick A. McLaughlin and Omar Al-Ubaydli to quantify federal regulation."