James C. Cooper is professor of law and director of the program on economics and privacy at George Mason University. He brings over a decade of public and private sector experience to his research and teaching. He served as deputy and acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner William Kovacic, and an associate in the antitrust group of Crowell and Moring, LLP. His research on vertical restraints, price discrimination, behavioral economics and antitrust, and privacy policy have appeared in top journals and are widely cited. Professor Cooper has a BA from the University of South Carolina, received his PhD in economics from Emory University, and his law degree (magna cum laude) from Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, where he was a Levy Fellow and a member of the George Mason Law Review. He teaches Economics for Lawyers, Advanced Seminar on Law & Economics, and Digital Information Policy Seminar.

2022 Awards

2021 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Procedure

Winner, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Procedure

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

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