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U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Experience & Areas of Interest:
Joshua Wright was approved as a Commissioner for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in January 2013.
Prior to joining the Commission, Wright was a professor at George Mason University School of Law and held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, and consumer protection and has published more than 60 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues. Wright also served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review and a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.
Wright previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy. Wright’s return to the Commission marks his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively.
Before his tenure at George Mason University School of Law, Wright clerked for Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and taught at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy.
- PhD (Economics), University of California Los Angeles, (2003)
- J.D., University of California Los Angeles, Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review, (2002)
- B.A. in Economics with Highest Departmental Honors, University of California, San Diego, (1998)
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- Recalibrating Section 5: A Response to the CPI Symposium - Antitrust Chronicle - Nov 25, 2013
- Whither Symmetry? Antitrust Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights at the FTC and DOJ - CPI Article - May 24, 2013
- Evidence-Based Antitrust Enforcement in the Technology Sector - Antitrust Chronicle - Feb 28, 2013
- Antitrust Sanctions (reprint) - CPI Article - Jun 18, 2012
- Interview: Update on "Antitrust Sanctions" - CPI Article - Jun 16, 2012
- Will the 2010 Merger Guidelines Survive the DOJ’s Complaint in U.S. v. AT&T? - Antitrust Chronicle - Oct 26, 2011
- Antitrust Sanctions - CPI Article - Nov 04, 2010
- A First Principles Approach to Antitrust Enforcement in the Agricultural Industry - Antitrust Chronicle - Apr 29, 2010
- Antitrust, Economics, and Innovation in the Obama Administration - Antitrust Chronicle - Nov 23, 2009
- Can Bundled Discounting Increase Consumer Prices Without Excluding Rivals? - CPI Article - Nov 01, 2009
- An Evidence-Based Approach to Exclusive Dealing and Loyalty Discounts - Antitrust Chronicle - Jul 13, 2009
- Overshot the Mark? A Simple Explanation of the Chicago School's Influence on Antitrust - CPI Article - Apr 27, 2009
- Why the Supreme Court Was Correct to Deny Certiorari in FTC v. Rambus - Antitrust Chronicle - Mar 26, 2009
- Federalism, Substantive Preemption, and Limits on Antitrust: An Application to Patent Holdup - Library Articles - Jul 25, 2008
- The Chicago School, Transaction Cost Economics and the Roberts Court's Antitrust Jurisprudence - Library Articles - Jul 25, 2008
- Antitrust Analysis of Tying Arrangements and Exclusive Dealing - Library Articles - Jul 25, 2008
- The Roberts Court and the Chicago School of Antitrust: The 2006 Term and Beyond - CPI Article - Nov 05, 2007
- Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink - Antitrust Chronicle - Jan 25, 2007
- Testimony on Exclusive Dealing for the DOJ/FTC Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct and Antitrust Law - Antitrust Chronicle - Nov 17, 2006