Joshua D. Wright

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Joshua D. Wright
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EducationUC San Diego

Joshua D. Wright is an American economist and lawyer who serves as University Professor of Law at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.[1] He was a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from January 11, 2013[2] to August 24, 2015.[3]

Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, and consumer protection and has published more than 60 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues. Wright also served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review and a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal. [2]


Wright was born and raised in San Diego, California.[2] Wright graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. He then did joint graduate studies in law and economics at UCLA, receiving a J.D. in 2002 and a Ph.D. in economics in 2003. He is a member of the California Bar.[2]

Wright clerked for Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and taught at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy.[2] Wright served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy. Wright’s return to the Commission marks his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively.[2]


  1. ^ "Joshua D. Wright". George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Public domain material from "Joshua D. Wright", a Federal Trade Commission webpage (accessed February 23, 2013).
  3. ^ "FTC Commissioner Joshua D. Wright to Resign". Federal Trade Commission. Retrieved 2018-06-18.

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