Joshua Wright on the Law and Economics of Internet Search

By TAP Staff Blogger

Posted on July 23, 2010


Last month, Joshua Wright, Associate Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, participated in the Searle Center’s Research Symposium on the Economics and Law of Internet Search at Northwestern University. He spent a few minutes with TAP to discuss his thoughts on the law and economics of internet search. He talked about why the average person should care about internet search; the relationship between online search advertising and individual privacy; and the economic implications of the search market structure.

The full interview can be viewed below.

Professor Wright's areas of expertise include antitrust law and economics, consumer protection, empirical law and economics, intellectual property and the law and economics of contracts. In addition to being an Associate Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, Professor Wright holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics.  He was recently appointed as the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition, where he served until Fall 2008.  Professor Wright was a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas School of Law and was a Visiting Fellow at the Searle Center at the Northwestern University School of Law during the 2008-09 academic year.