IEP Senior Fellow Joshua Wright Confirmed as FTC Commissioner

Days ago the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Joshua Wright, an Information Economy Project Senior Fellow, as commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission. As reported at The Hill’s Hillicon Valley and other news sources, Professor Wright’s confirmation took place after the holidays on January 1 after a months-long vetting by the Senate. FTC Commissioners serve seven-year terms. Because of this appointment and the obligations it entails, Prof. Wright will take a leave of absence as Senior Fellow at IEP.

Professor Wright’s most recent work with IEP included a 2012 article in the Indiana Law Review, The Law and Economics of Network Neutrality (co-authored with IEP Director Thomas Hazlett).

Congratulations to Commissioner Wright!

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