Scott A. Baker

Scott A. Baker

Scholar Title:

Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: Washington University in St. Louis


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 571
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130

Phone Number: (314) 935-9823


Scott Baker is a professor of law and a professor of economics (by courtesy) at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches law and economics, corporate finance, contracts, torts, property, and intellectual property. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, economics, and game theory.

Professor Baker’s co-authored works appear in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the Journal of Legal Analysis, as well as numerous law reviews. He is the recipient of a Tilburg University grant for studies in the law and economics of innovation, and in the fall of 2012, he served as a Becker-Friedman fellow at the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining the faculty of Washington University in 2009, Professor Baker was a professor of law and economics at the University of North Carolina, where he served as associate dean for faculty affairs and received the McCall Award for Law School Teacher of the Year. After law school and graduate school, Professor Baker clerked for the Hon. E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001

J.D. University of Chicago, 2000

B.A. Miami University, 1994