Jonathan B. Baker is Research Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. He specializes in the areas of antitrust and economic regulation and has published widely in the fields of antitrust law, policy, and economics. Among other acknowledgements, he has received the Federal Trade Commission’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship.
Professor Baker served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2011, and as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 1998. Previously, he worked as a Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Assistant Professor at Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, and Attorney Advisor to the Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, in addition to his private practice in antitrust .
Baker holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and a JD from Harvard University. He is the author of The Antitrust Paradigm, the co-author of widely-used antitrust casebook, a past Editorial Chair of Antitrust Law Journal, and a former member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.