George Mason School of Law

Joshua D. Wright
George Mason Law School
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

703.993.8236 (w)

Professor Joshua D. Wright's Curriculum Vitae

Education | Employment | Publications | Other Info

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

Current Position:  Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

  • Antitrust, Economic Foundations of Legal Studies, Contracts I and II, Intellectual Property and Antitrust
  • Teaching interests: Law and Economics,  Quantitative Methods, Economic Reasoning for Lawyers, Antitrust Economics, Sales, Advanced Antitrust

Faculty, George Mason Law and Economics Center Economics Institute for Judges (2010-Present)

  • Taught courses in microeconomics and antitrust economics to state and federal judges

  • Case Analysis Seminars (with Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg)

  • Empirical and Experimental Methods Workshop for Law Professors

Associate Professor, George Mason University School of Law (August 2010- May 2011)

Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Law (Jan 2005- August 2010)

Professor (Courtesy), George Mason University Department of Economics (2009-Present)

Visiting Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Law (August 2004-December 2004)

Visiting Professor, University of Texas School of Law (August 2008-May 2009)

Visiting Fellow, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law (September 2008)

Senior Fellow, George Mason University Information Economy Project

Contributor, Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation

Scholar in Residence, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition (January 2007 – July 2008)

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Economics (1999-2003)

  • Ph.D., Economics (2003)
  • Dissertation: “The Law and Economics of Slotting Arrangements and Category Management”
    Committee Members:
    Benjamin Klein (chair), Armen Alchian, Harold Demsetz, and Judge John Wiley, Jr.
  • High Honors in Microeconomic Theory
  • C. Phil., Economics (2002)
  • M.A., Economics (2001)

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (1998-2002)

  • J.D. (May 2002)
  • Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review

University of California, San Diego (1995-1998)

  • B.A., Economics (June 1998) (graduated in three years)
  • Highest Departmental Distinction in Economics

Patrick Henry High School, San Diego, CA (1992-1995)


Employment History

PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy

  • Law and economics (Fall 2003)

Lecturer, UCLA Department of Economics

  • Law and economics (Fall 2003)

Teaching Assistant, UCLA Department of Economics

  • Introductory, intermediate, advanced and graduate level microeconomic theory courses (2000-2003)
  • Departmental Teaching Assistant Award (2001-2003)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates (Present)

Director, Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG) (2008-2009)

Consultant, Federal Trade Commission (July 2008-April 2009)

Law Clerk to the Honorable James V. Selna, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (2003-2004)

Consultant, Economic Analysis, LLC (currently LECG, LLC) (1998-2002)

Summer Associate, Latham and Watkins (San Francisco) (2001)

Summer Associate, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Washington) (2000-01)

Honors Paralegal, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition (1998)

Intern, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics (1997)


Other Information

PRESENTATIONS

State Regulation of Alcohol Distribution: The Effects of Post and Hold Laws on Output and Social Harms

            American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting (May 2011)

United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (October 2010)

            George Mason University School of Law Levy Workshop (September 2010)

            Washington University at St. Louis Law and Economics Workshop (September 2010)

            Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (November 2010)

           

Behavioral Economics, Law, and Liberty

            George Mason University School of Law (September 2010)

            Mont Pelerin Society Annual Meetings (October 2010)

 

Misbehavioral Economics: The Case Against Behavioral Antitrust

            Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting (October 2010)

 

 Antitrust Sanctions

            American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting (May 2010)

 

Is Antitrust Too Complicated for Generalist Judges?  The Impact of Economic Complexity and Judicial Training on Appeals

            Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (November 2010)

            Georgetown University Law and Economics Workshop (October 2009)

            Washington University at St. Louis Law and Economics Workshop (October 2009)

            UCLA Law and Economics Workshop (September 2008)

            Northwestern University Law and Economics Workshop (September 2008)

Stanford Law and Economics Workshop (January 2009)

            University of Texas Law and Economics Workshop (December 2008)

            George Mason University Economics Department Public Choice Seminar (April 2009)

            American Law and Economics Association Meetings (May 2009)

 

Federalism, Substantive Preemption, and Limits on Antitrust: An Application to Patent Holdup

            Duke University Law School Intellectual Property Symposium (February 2008)

George Mason/ Microsoft Conference on the Law and Economics of Innovation (May 2008)

            Tilburg Law and Economics Center (December 2008)

 

The Effects of Contract Regulation in the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

            Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (November 2007)

 

Antitrust, Multi-Dimensional Competition, and Innovation: Do We Have An Antitrust Relevant Theory of Competition Now?
George Mason/ Microsoft Conference on the Law and Economics of Innovation (May 2007)

 

The Antitrust Law and Economics of Category Management

American Law & Economics Association 2004 Annual Meeting

 

The Economics of Slotting Contracts

Silicon Flatirons New Institutional Economics Conference (June 2009)

Peking University Conference on Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (October 2007)

American Law & Economics Association 2005 Annual Meeting

International Society of New Institutional Economics 2004 Annual Meeting

George Mason University Law School Levy Workshop (March 2004)

 

Slotting Contracts and Consumer Welfare

            George Mason University Law School Levy Workshop (March 2006)

            University of Texas Law School Center for Law, Business, and Economics (January 2006)

            International Industrial Organization Conference (April 2006)

American Law & Economics Association 2006 Annual Meeting (May 2006)

Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting (July 2006)

Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting (September 2006)

First Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (October 2006)

 

Behavioral Law and Economics, Paternalism, and Consumer Contracts: An Empirical Perspective

            NYU Journal of Law and Liberty Symposium (October 2006)

 

The Roberts Court and the Chicago School of Antitrust: The 2006 Term and Beyond

            University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (February 2008)

            William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV (April 2008)

CONFERENCES AND TESTIMONY

Panelist, George Mason University Law and Economics Center Conference on The Law and Economics of Search Engines and Online Advertising (June 2011)
 
Panelist, The FCC’s Wireless Competition Report: A Preview (May 2011) 

Panelist, George Mason University Law and Economics Center Conference on Behavioral Economics and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (March 2011)

Panelist, The Federalist Society Program on the FTC and The Internet (January 2011)

Panelist, The Federalist Society Program on Regulation of the Internet (December 2010)

Panelist, Stanford/ Hoover Institute Conference on Patents, Innovation and Business (June 2010)

Panelist, DOJ/FTC Proposed Merger Guidelines Workshop (January 2010)

Panelist, LECG Consumer Protection and Antitrust Conference (October 2009)

Panelist, Technology Policy Institute Conference on High-Tech Antitrust (October 2009)

Panelist, SEALS Empirical Legal Research Workshop (August 2009)

Panelist, ICANN Workshop on Economic Analysis of Vertical Separation for New gTLDs (June 2009)

Panelist, Cato Institute Program on Antitrust in the New Administration (June 2009)

Panelist, FTC Workshop on Resale Price Maintenance (May 2009)

Panelist, Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Law and Economics (September 2008)

Panelist, FTC at 100 Conference (September 2008)

Panelist, Federalist Society Conference on Intellectual Property (July 2008)

Panelist, SIEPR/ Hoover Institution Conference on the Modernization of Antitrust (May 2008)

Panelist, Searle Center Research Roundtable on the Theory of the Firm (March 2008)

Panelist, Searle Center Research Roundtable on the Law and Economics of Innovation (January 2008)

Panelist, Searle Center Conference on The End of the Microsoft Consent Decree (November 2007)

Panelist, DOJ/FTC Hearings on Sherman Act Section 2 and Single Firm Conduct on Exclusive Dealing

Panelist, George Mason Law Review Fall 2006 Antitrust Symposium

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Director of Research, International Center for Law and Economics in Honor of Armen Alchian

Research Director, Searle Civil Justice Institute at the George Mason Law and Economics Center

Member, National Science Foundation Law and Social Science Advisory Panel

Member, Global Competition Policy Magazine Advisory Board

Editor, Supreme Court Economic Review (Volume 20-present)

Assistant Editor, Antitrust Law Journal

Referee, Review of Law and Economics; Supreme Court Economic Review, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Legal Studies

Contributor, Truth on the Market (a blog dedicated to academic commentary on law, business, and economics)

Co-Founder, Microsoft and George Mason Conference Series on the Law and Economics of Innovation

Conference Organizer, Merger Analysis in High Technology Markets (Feb. 1, 2008)  

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

International Industrial Organization Society

American Economics Association

Southern Economic Association

International Society of New Institutional Economics

Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Affiliate

American Law and Economics Association

Federalist Society

California Bar Association

American Bar Association Antitrust Section



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