The Impact of Federal Regulation on the 50 States

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Patrick A. McLaughlin

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Oliver Sherouse

Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy

Date Written: April 2, 2016

Abstract

The federal regulation and state enterprise (“FRASE”) index ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia according to how federal regulations affect each state’s economy. Over the past 80 years, the federal government has increasingly relied on regulations as its primary legal output. Although federal regulation applies in the same way in all states, each state’s economy includes a unique mix of industries. As a result, federal policies that target specific sectors of the economy will affect states in different ways.

Keywords: regulation, federal regulation, federalism, state economies, RegData

JEL Classification: K23, L51

Suggested Citation

McLaughlin, Patrick A. and Sherouse, Oliver, The Impact of Federal Regulation on the 50 States (April 2, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2939260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2939260

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Oliver Sherouse

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