Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

A New Way to Measure Industry-Level Regulation

New dataset provides researchers new opportunities for analyzing regulatory impacts.

Why We Need to Measure Regulation

Answering key questions about regulation requires better data.

Congressional Action Needed to Deal with Regulatory Accumulation

The SCRUB Act would help correct regulatory accumulation – but the bill could be improved.

Trickle-down Regulatory Impact Analysis

Does the president’s political party lead to better or worse RIAs?

Regulating at Midnight

Are regulatory analyses worse when rules are issued in the closing days of an outgoing administration?

A New Measure of the Quality of Regulatory Analysis

Our Report Card project scores the use of regulatory analysis in agency rulemakings.