Data and replication material


Legislative production in the EU, 1967-2012


Annual time series (general) Policy area specific Codebook
These are aggregations derived from a file which has each legal act as a row (more than 100.000 of them).
If you need the raw data (40mb), email me. Also, if you want the Python script used to extract the data from Eurlex, email me.
A presentation of the data is availablle here. The R scirpt used to generate the graphs is here.
Interactice visualizations are availalbe at Many Eyes [1: directives by author], [2: all legal acts by type], [3: legal acts by policy area and type] (requires Java).


2013, Policy Making Beyond Political Ideology, Public Administration [details]

Data (main) Data (cabinets) R script (main) R script (appendix)


2013, Consultation and Legislative Duration, European Union Politics [details]

Data Codebook R script


2013, Organized Interests and the Timing of Legislation, Interest Groups and Advocacy [details]

Data (zip) R scripts (zip)


2012, Effect of Early Agreements on EU Legislative Duration, EIOP [details]

Data (main) Data (DEU) Codebook R script


2011, Public Opinion and Policy Output in the EU, European Union Politics [details]

Data (main) Codebook R script


2009, Comparing transposition in the 27 member states, Journal of European Public Policy [details]

Data (main) Codebook R script


2008, Embracing EU Law: Compliance in CEE, European Union Politics [details]

Data (main) Codebook R script


2007, Social Policy Transposition in CEE, Journal of European Social Policy [details]

Data (main) Sample Codebook R script