Joshua D. Wright. Assistant Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
Wright was appointed to the newly created position of Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, where he will served during the 2007-08 academic year. He received both a 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. Before coming to George Mason University School of Law, 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.
Wright's research focuses on the antitrust law and economics, empirical law and economics, the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust, and the law and economics of contracts. His research has appeared in several leading academic journals, including the Journal of Law and Economics, Antitrust Law Journal, Competition Policy International, Supreme Court Economic Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, the Review of Law and Economics, and the UCLA Law Review. 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, a member of the Global Competition Policy Advisory Board, and a regular contributor to Truth on the Market, a weblog dedicated to academic commentary on law, business, and economics.
On September 10, 2012, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Wright as a Commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission.
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Backdating Options and Why Executive Compensation is Not All about Norms, 2 Corporate Governance Law Review 385 (2006) Geoffrey A. Manne and Joshua D. Wright.
Innovation and the Limits of Antitrust, 6 Journal of Competition Law & Economics 153 (2010). Geoffrey A. Manne and Joshua D. Wright.
Federalism, Substantive Preemption, and Limits on Antitrust: An Application to Patent Holdup, Journal of Competition Law and Economics (forthcoming), Bruce H. Kobayashi and Joshua D. Wright.
Why the Supreme Court was Correct to Deny Certiorari in FTC v. Rambus, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-14, Joshua D. Wright.
Missed Opportunities in Independent Ink, 2006 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 333 (2006), Joshua D. Wright
Regulating Innovation: Competition Policy and Patent Law Under Uncertainty, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2010) (Geoffrey A. Manne and Joshua D. Wright, eds.).
Comment on Intellectual Property, Concentration and the Limits of Antitrust in the Biotech Seed Industry, filed with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on December 31, 2009, as "Comments Regarding Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy" in response to the DOJ/USDA request for public comments for the agencies' joint workshops on antitrust issues in the agricultural sector. F. Scott Kieff, Geoffrey A. Manne, Michael E. Sykuta, Joshua D. Wright.
The Return of "Big is Bad", The Deal Magazine (May 26, 2009) Keith N. Hylton, Geoffrey A. Manne, and Joshua D. Wright.
US Antitrust Becomes More European, Forbes.com (May 18, 2009) Keith N. Hylton, Geoffrey A. Manne, and Joshua D. Wright.
First Microsoft, Now Google: Does the Government Have it in for Consumers?, CNET News, July 2, 2011, Geoffrey A. Manne, Berin Szoka, and Joshua D. Wright.