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

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Scholarly Papers (43)

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, Omar Al-Ubaydli and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Mason University - Department of EconomicsDerasat and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 920 (36,192)
Citation 39

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regulation, industry

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Small Business Recovery after Covid-19

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 May 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Tyler Richards
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 372 (113,037)
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healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis, small business, economic recovery, entrepreneurship

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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 278 (154,072)
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regulation, federal regulation, federalism, state economies, RegData

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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 231 (184,767)
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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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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 219 (194,465)
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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 195 (216,300)
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regulation, regulations, NFL, regulators and sports, regulations and sports, stadium finance, public choice and sports

A Fresh Start: How to Address Regulations Suspended During the Coronavirus Crisis

Mercatus Special Edition Policy Brief
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 May 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Matthew D. Mitchell and Adam D. Thierer
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 125 (311,959)
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healthcare, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, public health, economics, quarantine, economy, economic crisis, regulation, regulatory reform

A Fresh Start: How to Address Regulations Suspended During the Coronavirus Crisis

Mercatus Center Policy Brief Special Edition, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Apr 2020
Adam D. Thierer, Matthew D. Mitchell and Patrick A. McLaughlin
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 48 (543,127)

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regulation, reform, health, policy, tradeoffs, BRAC, commission, regulatory, license, licensing, coronavirus, virus, outbreak, CON

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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 149 (271,358)

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

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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 144 (278,850)
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railroad, railroad safety, regulation, safety regulation, Staggers Act, RegData

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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 139 (286,645)
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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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Regulation, Entrepreneurship, and Firm Size

Mercatus Research 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 127 (306,992)
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entrepreneurship, regulation, regulatory accumulation, small business, firm size, industry concentration

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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 127 (306,992)
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regulatory impact analysis, benefit-cost, regulation, cost-benefit analysis, regulatory process, regulatory reform

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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 114 (331,656)
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regulation, industry, machine learning

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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 107 (346,396)

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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 103 (355,319)

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

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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 88 (392,452)
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regulation, economic analysis, regulatory quality, midnight regulations

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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 88 (392,452)

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

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 George Washington University - GW Regulatory Studies Center
Downloads 75 (435,605)
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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 9 (829,546)

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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 George Washington University - GW Regulatory Studies Center
Downloads 83 (406,404)
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regulation, poverty, states, FRASE index

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 58 (498,397)

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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 14 (778,836)
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Three Myths about Federal Regulation

Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Scalia Law School Research Paper Series No. 22-001
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2022
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Casey B. Mulligan
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and University of Chicago
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Three Myths About Federal Regulation

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 May 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Casey B. Mulligan
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and University of Chicago
Downloads 27 (667,499)

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regulation, regulated industries, administrative law, economics of regulation, industrial policy, environmental economics, government policy

Three Myths About Federal Regulation

NBER Working Paper No. w27233
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 May 2020 Last Revised: 30 May 2022
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Casey B. Mulligan
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and University of Chicago
Downloads 6 (862,371)
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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 61 (479,229)
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Hedonic, Real Estate, Information in Markets, Risk Information, Groundwater

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The Political Economy of Australian Regulatory Reform

Allen, DWE, Berg, C, Lane, AM and McLaughlin, P. ‘The Political Economy of Australian Regulatory Reform’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Oct 2020
Darcy W E Allen, Chris Berg, Aaron M. Lane and Patrick A. McLaughlin
RMIT University, RMIT University, RMIT University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 60 (483,055)

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RegData, Regulatory Accumulation, Regulatory Reform Policies, Regulatory Analytics

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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. Williams
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 60 (483,055)
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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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Is Dodd-Frank the Biggest Law Ever?

Mercatus Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Jul 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Oliver Sherouse, Mark Febrizio and M. Scott King
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, George Washington University - GW Regulatory Studies Center and George Mason University, Department of Economics, Students
Downloads 57 (494,697)
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Dodd-Frank, financial regulation, complexity of law, scope of law, RegData

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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 50 (524,283)

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

Industry Size and Regulation: Evidence from US States

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 May 2021 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2022
Marc T. Law and Patrick A. McLaughlin
University of Vermont - Department of Economics and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 35 (613,609)

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regulation, political economy, RegData, industries

Industry Size and Regulation: Evidence from US States

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Nov 2021
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Marc T. Law
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and University of Vermont - Department of Economics
Downloads 12 (798,774)

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regulation, political economy, RegData, industries, US states, fixed costs

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Regulation and Economic Growth: Evidence from British Columbia’s Experiment in Regulatory Budgeting

Mercatus Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Jun 2021
Bentley Coffey and Patrick A. McLaughlin
Independent and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 33 (611,064)

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Regulatory budget; British Columbia; regulatory reform; red tape reduction; RegData; economic growth; synthetic control; difference-in-differences; growth accounting

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RegData: Australia

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin, Oliver Sherouse and Jason Potts
Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy and RMIT University
Downloads 26 (656,286)
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regulation, RegData, Australia

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Raising the Cost of Doing Business in Lower Income Countries: Trade Agreements with Stringent Multilateral Environmental Regulations

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Mar 2021
Bentley Coffey, William Hauk and Patrick A. McLaughlin
Independent, University of South Carolina and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 22 (686,029)

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

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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 22 (686,029)
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Count the Code: Quantifying Federalization of Criminal Statutes

The Heritage Foundation Special Report, No. 251, January 7, 2022
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Jan 2022 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2022
GianCarlo Canaparo, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Liya Palagashvili
The Heritage Foundation, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 21 (693,717)

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Crime policy, criminal law, legislation, criminal justice reform

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Regulation, Entrepreneurship, and Dynamism

Mercatus Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Nov 2020
Dustin Chambers, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Oliver Sherouse
Salisbury University - Department of Economics and Finance, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
Downloads 20 (701,470)

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regulation, entrepreneurship, dynamism, employment, firm size

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Larger Polities Are More Regulated

Mercatus Working Paper Series
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Sep 2020
James B. Bailey, James Broughel and Patrick A. McLaughlin
Providence College Department of Economics, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 14 (751,856)
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regulation, population, RegData, Australia, Canada

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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 13 (761,027)
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regulation, cost-benefit analysis, regulatory process, rule-making

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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
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 13 (761,027)
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Census of Regulatory Restrictions

Mercatus Center Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Jun 2022
Samuel Kofi Ampaabeng, Patrick A. McLaughlin and Thurston Powers
IMPAQ International, LLC, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 12 (770,349)

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Regulations; RegData; United States; Australia; Canada; Regulatory Agencies; Regulated Industries

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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 10 (789,321)
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Regulatory Review Commission + Regulatory Budget = a Diet for Better, More Effective Regulations

Mercatus Policy Brief Series
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 Sep 2020
Patrick A. McLaughlin and Tyler Richards
Mercatus Center at George Mason University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 7 (819,279)

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deregulation, Base Realignment and Closure Commission, BRAC, economic policy, effects of regulation

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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
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and The Heritage Foundation
Downloads 0 (906,676)
Citation 1

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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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