Patrick A. McLaughlin

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Senior Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

http://www.patrickamclaughlin.com

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

30

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

RegData: A Numerical Database on Industry-Specific Regulations for All U.S. Industries and Federal Regulations, 1997-2012

George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper No. 12-20
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 04 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2014
Omar Al-Ubaydli and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Mason University - Department of Economics and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 747 (32,938)
Citation 19

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regulation, industry

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Regulators and Redskins

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2012
Bentley Coffey, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Robert D. Tollison
Clemson University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Clemson University - Department of Economics
Downloads 194 (157,437)

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regulation, regulations, NFL, regulators and sports, regulations and sports, stadium finance, public choice and sports

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From Lawyer to Judge: Advancement, Sex, and Name-Calling

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Bentley Coffey and Patrick A. McLaughlin
Clemson University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 183 (165,963)
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The Cumulative Cost of Regulations

Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-45, Mercatus Research Paper 2016
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Bentley Coffey, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Pietro F. Peretto
Clemson University, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Duke University - Department of Economics
Downloads 156 (190,601)
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regulation, economic growth, macroeconomic performance, endogenous growth, Schumpeterian growth, RegData, costs of regulation, total cost of regulation, federal regulation, costs of entry, productivity, total factor productivity, labor productivity

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Ignoring Implementation Costs of the Clean Air Act: A Costly Mistake

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2012
Patrick A. McLaughlin
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 144 (203,623)

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Clean Air Act, NAAQS, benefit-cost analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, risk-risk analysis

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The Impact of Federal Regulation on the 50 States

Number of pages: 276 Posted: 25 Mar 2017
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
Downloads 136 (213,367)
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regulation, federal regulation, federalism, state economies, RegData

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The Quality and Use of Regulatory Analysis in 2008

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Jul 2010
Jerry Ellig and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 112 (246,841)
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regulatory impact analysis, benefit-cost, regulation, cost-benefit analysis, regulatory process, regulatory reform

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The Regulatory Determinants of Railroad Safety

Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Jerry Ellig and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 109 (251,731)

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railroad, railroad safety, regulation, safety regulation, Staggers Act, RegData

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Trade Flow Consequences of the European Union’s Regionalization of Environmental Regulations

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2012
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Bentley Coffey
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Clemson University
Downloads 101 (267,044)

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international trade, gravity equation, regional regulations, environmental regulations, European Union regulations, environment and trade

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Doing My Part to Save the Global Commons? Environmental Awareness and Voluntary Fuel Economization in Gasoline Markets

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 25 May 2013
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Bentley Coffey
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Clemson University
Downloads 95 (276,256)

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climate change, global warming, gasoline demand, voluntary protection of the commons, environmentalism, environmental awareness

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Empirical Tests for Midnight Regulations and Their Effect on OIRA Review Time

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Feb 2009
Patrick A. McLaughlin
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 84 (298,518)

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regulation; midnight regulations, regulatory review, OIRA, election cycles, election cycles and regulations, regulation quality

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Does Haste Make Waste in Regulatory Analysis?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jul 2010
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Jerry Ellig
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center
Downloads 75 (319,304)
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regulation, economic analysis, regulatory quality, midnight regulations

Regulation and Income Inequality: The Regressive Effects of Entry Regulations

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER, 2016
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Laura Stanley
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 57 (374,196)
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income inequality, regulation, regulations, entry regulations, Doing Business, Gini coefficient

Regulation and Income Inequality: The Regressive Effects of Entry Regulations

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Laura Stanley and Patrick A. McLaughlin
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 6 (640,284)

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Something in the Water? Testing for Groundwater Quality Information in the Housing Market

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2013
Patrick A. McLaughlin
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 58 (365,395)
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Hedonic, Real Estate, Information in Markets, Risk Information, Groundwater

Regulatory Reform in Florida: An Opportunity for Greater Competitiveness and Economic Efficiency

Florida State University Business Review 13:1, pp. 95-130, Spring 2014, Mercatus Center at George Mason University Working Paper No. 14-09
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Aug 2014
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Jerry Ellig and Dima Shamoun
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center and Independent
Downloads 51 (394,614)

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Regulatory reform, occupational licensing, regulations, Florida, entrepreneurs, economic efficiency

Regulatory Reform in Florida: An Opportunity for Greater Competitiveness and Economic Efficiency

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Jerry Ellig and Dima Shamoun
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center and Independent
Downloads 2 (675,431)
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Regulation and Poverty: An Empirical Examination of the Relationship between the Incidence of Federal Regulation and the Occurrence of Poverty Across the States

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Dustin Chambers, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Laura Stanley
Salisbury University - Department of Economics and Finance, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent
Downloads 50 (391,296)

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regulation, poverty, states, FRASE index

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Regdata 3.0 User's Guide

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 Oct 2017
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, Independent, Independent, Independent, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 47 (401,552)
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regulation, industry, machine learning

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The Economics of Mandating Benefits for H-2B Workers: Written Testimony Submitted to the United States House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Apr 2009
Patrick A. McLaughlin
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 45 (408,713)

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immigration, migration, guest worker, mandated benefits, H-2B

Regulation, Entrepreneurship, and Firm Size

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Dustin Chambers, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Tyler Richards
Salisbury University - Department of Economics and Finance, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 40 (436,875)

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entrepreneurship, regulation, regulatory accumulation, small business, firm size, industry concentration

Regulation, Entrepreneurship, and Firm Size

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Dustin Chambers, Tyler Richards and Patrick A. McLaughlin
Salisbury University - Department of Economics and Finance, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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The Consequences of Regulatory Accumulation and a Proposed Solution

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Mar 2014
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Richard A. Wiliams
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 39 (435,838)
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regulation, regulatory accumulation, regulatory cleanup, retrospective review, retrospective analysis, consequences of regulation, unintended consequences, economic growth, regulatory improvement commission, regulatory review commission, BRAC for regulations, regulation and safety, nonfunctional

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Performance Standards vs. Design Standards: Facilitating a Shift toward Best Practices

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jul 2019
Laura Montgomery, Patrick A. McLaughlin, Tyler Richards and Mark Febrizio
Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Washington University - GW Regulatory Studies Center
Downloads 22 (514,329)

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regulation, regulatory process, administrative procedure, administrative law, regulatory design, performance standards, design standards, regulatory impact analysis, benefit-cost analysis, regulatory reform

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Do Economic Integration Agreements Actually Work? Issues in Understanding the Causes and Consequences of the Growth of Regionalism

World Economy, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 461-497, April 2008
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Apr 2008
Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame, Ifo Institute for Economic Research - International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 9 (593,363)
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Comprehensive Regulatory Reform

Mercatus Policy Primer
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Sep 2018
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Jerry Ellig
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center
Downloads 7 (606,431)
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regulation, cost-benefit analysis, regulatory process, rule-making

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The Cumulative Cost of Regulations

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Patrick A. McLaughlin
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 7 (613,128)

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Legislative Impact Accounting: Rethinking How to Account for Policies' Economic Costs in the Federal Budget Process

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Jason Fichtner and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 5 (619,842)
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RegData: Australia

Mercatus Research Paper
Posted: 16 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2019
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Oliver Sherouse and Jason Potts
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy and RMIT University

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regulation, RegData, Australia

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Legislative Impact Accounting: Incorporating Prospective and Retrospective Review into a Regulatory Budget

Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 40-60, 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Jun 2018
Jason Fichtner, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Adam Michel
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and The Heritage Foundation
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Does OIRA Review Improve the Quality of Regulatory Impact Analysis? Evidence from the Final Year of the Bush II Administration

Administrative Law Review, Vol. 63, 2011
Posted: 24 Aug 2014
Jerry Ellig and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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administrative law, administrative procedure, OIRA, cost-benefit analysis, benefit-cost analysis, regulatory impact analysis, Bush, executive orders, regulatory review

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Continuity, Change, and Priorities: The Quality and Use of Regulatory Analysis Across US Administrations

"Continuity, Change, and Priorities: The Quality and Use of Regulatory Analysis Across US Administrations," Regulation & Governance 7 (2013), 153-73.
Posted: 24 Aug 2014
Jerry Ellig, Patrick A. McLaughlin and John Morrall
George Washington University - Regulatory Studies Center, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Independent

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benefit-cost analysis, cost-benefit, regulation, regulatory impact analysis, regulatory review

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Do Masculine Names Help Female Lawyers Become Judges? Evidence from South Carolina

American Law and Economics Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 112-133, 2009
Posted: 25 Aug 2009
Bentley Coffey and Patrick A. McLaughlin
Clemson University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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