Joshua D. Wright is the founding partner of Lodestar Law & Economics. Previously, he was a professor at George Mason University. He works on antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues. He also served on the editorial board of the Supreme Court Economic Review, the Antitrust Law Journal, and the International Review of Law and Economics. His teaching and interests include Antitrust, Contracts, Administrative Law, Law and Economics, Intellectual Property and Antitrust, and Quantitative Methods. He was awarded the Paul M. Bator Award by the Federalist Society in 2014 to "an academic who demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact." Wright previously 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. His return to the FTC as a Commissioner marked 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. Wright received his JD from UCLA in 2002, his PhD in economics from UCLA in 2003, and graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. He is a member of the California and DC Bar.
Optimal Standards of Proof in AntitrustInternational Review of Law and Economics, Joshua Wright and Murat Mungan, September 2022, Volume 2022, Issue 1
Fix the FTC Act by making firms pay that cause harmRealClear Markets, Joshua Wright and James Cooper, 14 June 2021
Rethinking foreclosure analysis in antitrust law: From standard stations to googleConcurrentialiste/George Mason University Law & Economics Research Paper Series, Joshua D. Wright and Alexander Krzepicki, December 17, 2020
Antitrust Out of Focus: The FTC’s Myopic Pursuit of 1-800 Contacts’Trademark SettlementsJoshua D. Wright, Hal Singer and Geoffrey Manne, The Antitrust Source, April 2019
Antitrust Populism: Towards a TaxonomyJoshua D. Wright and Aurélien Portuese, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2020
What’s Next in Apple Inc. v. Pepper? The Indirect Purchaser Rule and the Economics of Pass-ThroughJoshua D. Wright and Bruce Kobayashi, Cato Supreme Court review (Forthcoming), 2020