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Responsive regulation: A co-author's appreciation


Correspondence: Ian Ayres, Yale Law School, PO Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. Email:


In this comment, I try to do three things: (i) set the record straight about the disproportionate contributions of my co-author; (ii) briefly comment on the excellent articles by Etienne, Ford, and Westerman in this special issue; and (iii) describe how the Responsive Regulation concept of partial-industry regulation might usefully be extended to tradable licenses and randomized regulation experiments.