Their Judgment Has Been Otherwise Impeccable

Josh Wright —  22 March 2009

I’m very pleased to announce that starting Fall 2009 I will be a new addition, by way of a courtesy appointment supplementing my primary appointment to the Law School, to the GMU Economics Department.  The department has a wonderful reputation (and ranking) in law and economics (amongst other things of course: its entrepreneurial spirit and “Moneyball” philosophy, Austrian economics, Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan, pirates, economic history, and bloggers … lots and lots of bloggers …), a plethora of fantastic and productive scholars, and a ton of folks that I’m looking forward to getting to know a little bit better in the near future.

4 responses to Their Judgment Has Been Otherwise Impeccable



    On a somewhat related note – have you guys taken a look at Jones v. Harris 537 F.3d 728 and 527 F.3d 627 (7th Cir. 2008)? The case is about fiduciary duties relating to compensation for fund managers, and possibly more broadly about executive compensation. The believe the Supreme Court recently granted cert. Most notably, it seems to pit Easterbrook verses Posner; Easterbrook, in the majority opinion, seems to takes the approach that the free market determines fund fees. Posner, dissenting from denial of rehearing en banc, doesn’t seem to think there is actual competition determining compensation. If you’re interested, I’d love to get this blog’s opinion and analysis (and a better understanding of the case!).


    That’s great Josh, it’s about time they had some adult supervision over there!


    Prof. Wright,

    I’m very glad to hear that you’ll be staying at Mason. I’m really looking forward to the IP/Antitrust roundtable next week.