Law Professor Wright Appointed Scholar-in-Residence at FTC Bureau

Posted: January 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has appointed Joshua Wright, assistant professor in the School of Law, to the newly created position of scholar-in-residence in the Bureau of Competition of the FTC.

In his new role, Wright will function as an on-staff academic expert on the law and economics of antitrust. He will work closely with the Bureau of Competition’s investigative and policy staffs to ensure the commission has the benefit of the latest and best thinking on competition issues as it undertakes its enforcement agenda.

Wright’s current research focuses on the competitive process for product distribution, such as slotting allowances and contractual relationships in retailing. His teaching and interests include antitrust, contracts, law and economics, quantitative methods and corporate finance. He has taught courses in the areas of law and economics at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy and UCLA.

A graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Wright was a managing editor of the UCLA Law Review. He later served as a law clerk to the Hon. James V. Selna, United States District Court, Central District of California. In addition to his law degree, Wright holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from UCLA.

Wright will remain at Mason on a full-time basis through the spring semester and will take a leave of absence from the faculty for the 2007-08 academic year to fill his appointment.

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