Wednesday, September 12, 2012

George Mason Professor to Be Nominated as FTC Commissioner

This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.

George Mason University (GMU) Law Professor Joshua D. Wright has been picked to replace FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch—a fellow Republican—when his term expires later this month. The White House announced the intended nomination on September 10.

In addition to serving as a professor at GMU School of Law and holding a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics, Wright is the Research Director and a Member of the Board of Directors of the think tank International Center for Law & Economics. He has written extensively on antitrust law and economics and is a regular contributor to Truth on the Market blog.

Wright previously served as the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the FTC Bureau of Competition, from January 2007 to July 2008. Before joining GMU, Wright taught at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and clerked for Judge James V. Selna of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

He received a B.A. in Economics at the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review.

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