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Joshua Wright


U.S. Federal Trade Commission

My Biography


Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Washington, D.C.

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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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