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Professor Joshua Wright Tapped as FTC Commissioner

President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Professor Joshua Wright to the key Administration post of Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.

Law School Dean Daniel D. Polsby commented on Wright's nomination, saying,  “Once again the President has turned to George Mason for a senior appointment to the Federal Trade Commission. Professor Wright is one of our most original and influential scholar-teachers. All Americans can look forward with anticipation to his promised contributions to the work of the Commission.”

Wright is professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and holds a courtesy appointment in George Mason University's Department of Economics. He served from January 2007 until July 2008 as the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition.

Prior to joining the School of Law faculty, Wright taught at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. In addition he clerked for Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. 

Wright holds both a JD and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he served as managing editor of the UCLA Law Review. He also holds a BA in economics from the University of California, San Diego.