What Can QuantGov Actually Do?

QuantGov is a tool designed to make policy text more accessible. Think about it in terms of a hyper-powerful Google search that not only finds (1) specified content within massive quantities of text, but (2) also finds patterns and groupings and can even make predictions about what is in a document. Some recent use cases include the following:

  • Analyzing state regulatory codes and predicting which parts of those codes are related to occupational licensing….And predicting which occupation the regulation is talking about….And determining the cost to receive the license.
  • Analyzing Canadian province regulatory code while grouping individual regulations by industry-topic….And determining which Ministers are responsible for those regulations….And determining the complexity of the text for those regulation.
  • Quantifying the number of tariff exclusions that exists due to the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and recent tariff polices….And determining which products those exclusions target.
  • Comparing the regulatory codes and content of 46 US states, 11 Canadian provinces, and 7 Australian states….While using consistent metrics that can lead to insights that provide legitimate policy improvements.

I wonder if NAIC stuff is in there…

Amazing — they wrote a whole paragraph titled “What does QuantGov actually do?” and I still have no idea what it does.

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Based upon where the directors are employed its pretty obvious that the intent is to show there is excessive regulation or at least provide a resource for businesses to find jurisdictions where they can operate with the least regulation.

Yeah, it’s driven by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

big on Hayek & Austrian economics: