US Lobbying Data Now Available for Academic Use and research data platform Dewey announce a new partnership to unlock academic access to historical US lobbying data. Through this collaboration, academics around the world can now easily obtain data from millions of lobbying contracts going back to 1999, providing unprecedented insight for a wide variety of research topics.

This newly available data includes details on 1.6+ million lobbying contracts, 13,000+ lobbying firms, 200,000+ total entities, and 78,000+ lobbyists, providing critical insight for a wide variety of research topics. Traditionally, such detailed information on US lobbying activity was extremely difficult and time-consuming to collect, requiring manual document sourcing and review. LobbyingData's proprietary algorithms extract 44+ attributes from government documents to make historical lobbying information more accessible, and this new partnership with Dewey extends this accessibility to the academic community.

Dewey is the leading platform for academics to access third-party data for use in their research and curriculum development. Dewey sources, negotiates, and manages license terms for academic use of third-party datasets, simplifying the data acquisition process for academia. Dewey's unique model makes access to these datasets affordable for researchers, and many are available as part of a simple yearly subscription. Today, Dewey has 29 third-party partners providing data to the more than 10,000 academics who now belong to Dewey's active research community. In addition to US lobbying information Dewey unlocks access to a wide variety of data types, including real estate listing, consumer behavior, point of sale, and workforce intelligence datasets.

"Dewey is excited to provide academics with research access to historical US lobbying data," said Dewey Founder & CEO Evan Barry. "We founded Dewey to democratize access to important information that can power groundbreaking research, and look forward to seeing the compelling insights academics are able to derive from LobbyingData's products."

LobbyingData matches all publicly traded entities to their stock ticker symbols for easier data joining, including joining to other datasets available on the Dewey platform. Attributes detailing the exact congressional bills and issues lobbied on further unlock research opportunities for the academic community. Examples of research topics made possible by LobbyingData include contrarian strategy, policy influencing, and trend forecasting, among others.

"LobbyingData is thrilled to partner with Dewey and help academics ‘follow the money,' added Neil Bhatia, Founder & CEO of LobbyingData. "Dewey is not only providing unprecedented access to third-party data for academics, but also unlocking access to important research topics. We are proud to work with Dewey to help academics conduct research into the policy landscape, macroeconomy, and more."

A sample of LobbyingData is now available to any academic with a free Dewey account; the entire historical US lobbying dataset can be purchased at an academic discount via the Dewey platform.

About LobbyingData is the leading provider of alternative data on U.S. lobbying. The firm's database offers comprehensive real-time and historical information on all federal lobbying activity from 1999-present. tracks the $4.8B lobbying industry comprised of 1.6M+ lobbying contracts for 200k+ entities including 2k+ ticker symbols, 13k+ lobbying firms, all federal agencies, and every registered lobbyist. The firm delivers its data feed via AWS S3 and/or REST API.

About Dewey

Dewey is the leading platform for academic researchers to access third-party data. Founded in 2022 to democratize access to data for academia, Dewey manages sourcing, negotiating, and licensing of data from third-party providers so academics can focus on what they really want to do: conduct groundbreaking research. Data providers who unlock access to their products via Dewey grow their brands with the social proof generated by research content, and receive valuable product feedback from an active community of over 10,000 academics representing over 200 universities. To learn more about Dewey, visit