Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright

CLEMSON – Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua D. Wright will speak at Clemson University at 4 p.m. Thursday. Sponsored by the Clemson Information Economy Project, the lecture and question-and-answer session will be held at 100 Holtzendorff Hall and is open to the public.

Wright is a prolific scholar in law, economics and telecommunications policy. Appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he has served on the Federal Trade Commission since January 2013.

The FTC Commissioner will speak on the regulation of high technology markets and the frequent tendency of government agencies to frustrate or delay technological innovation. He also is expected to address antitrust law and the role of the FTC.

Live streaming of the Wright lecture will be available at For further information about the event, contact James Spurlock at This event also is sponsored by the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson.