Joshua D. Wright is University Professor and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. He is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection.
Professor Wright served as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from 2013 to 2015. In this role, he led efforts to reach an agreement with fellow commissioners to release the FTC's first-ever guidelines on how the agency plans to use its powers to police "unfair" competition by businesses. Previously, he served in the FTC's Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008; and he also served the FTC as an intern in the Bureau of Economics and the Bureau of Competition.
Professor Wright has published more than 70 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes in the areas of antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection. Professor Wright also served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review, a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, and an Editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. Before his tenure at George Mason University, Professor Wright clerked for Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003
J.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
M.A. Economics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
B.A. Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1998