Joshua Wright is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. In January 2013, Professor Wright was confirmed as President Obama’s nominee to the Federal Trade Commission and is currently on leave from IEP and GMUSL. Professor Wright was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas School of Law and was a Visiting Fellow at the Searle Center at the Northwestern University School of Law during the 2008-09 academic year.
Professor Wright received both his J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA, where he was managing editor of the UCLA Law Review, and a B.A. in economics with highest departmental honors at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Wright clerked for the Honorable James V. Selna of the Central District of California and taught at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy.
Professor Wright’s areas of expertise include antitrust law and economics, empirical law and economics, intellectual property and the law and economics of contracts. His publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Law and Economics, Antitrust Law Journal, Competition Policy International, Supreme Court Economic Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Review of Law and Economics, and the UCLA Law Review. Professor Wright is also the co-editor of two volumes forthcoming in 2010: Pioneers of Law and Economics (Elgar Publishing) and Competition Policy and Patent Law under Uncertainty: Regulating Innovation (Cambridge Press). Professor Wright has also testified at the joint Department of Justice – Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Section 2 of the Sherman Act as well as the Federal Trade Commission’s FTC at 100 Conference.
Professor Wright is on the editorial board of the Antitrust Law Journal, Global Competition Policy, Supreme Court Economic Review and Competition Policy International. He is a co-founder of the Microsoft – George Mason Annual Conference on the Law and Economics of Innovation, a member of the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Law and Social Sciences, and a regular contributor to Truth on the Market, a weblog dedicated to academic commentary on law, business, and economics.
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. (Economics)
University of California, San Diego, B.A.