Joshua D. Wright

Hon. Joshua D. Wright

University Professor and Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Joshua D. Wright is University Professor and the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute at Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Professor Wright also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. In 2013, the Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Wright as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following his nomination by President Obama. He rejoined Scalia Law School as a full-time faculty member in Fall 2015.

Professor Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes.  Professor Wright's teaching interests include Antitrust, Contracts, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property and Antitrust, and Quantitative Methods. He was awarded the Paul M. Bator Award by the Federalist Society in 2014 to "an academic who demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact."

Wright previously served the FTC in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence.  Wright’s return to the FTC as a Commissioner marked his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition.

Wright received his JD and his PhD in economics from UCLA and graduated with honors from the University of California. He is a member of the California and DC Bar.


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Deep Dive Episode 178 –  (Un)Civil War: The Future of Conservative Antitrust

Deep Dive Episode 178 – (Un)Civil War: The Future of Conservative Antitrust

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