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Wright Appointed FTC Scholar-in-Residence

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras has announced the appointment of Professor Joshua D. Wright to the newly created position of Scholar-in-Residence in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.

In his new role, Wright will function as an on-staff academic expert on the law and economics of antitrust, working 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 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 Honorable 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 Law on a full-time basis through the spring 2007 semester and will take a leave of absence from the faculty for the 2007-08 academic year to fill his appointment.