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Joel L. Schrag

Deputy Assistant Director

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Selected Publications

  • "The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition," 2011.
  • "Judicial Hierarchies and the Rule-Individual Tradeoff," with P. Rubin and H. Mialon, Supreme Court Economic Review, 2007.
  • "The Value of a Second Bite at the Apple: The Effect of Patent Dispute Settlements on Entry and Consumer Welfare," FTC Bureau of Economics Working Paper 281, 2006.
  • "Does It Matter Whom An Agent Serves? Evidence From Recent Changes in Real Estate Agency Law," with C. Curran, Journal of Law and Economics, 2000.
  • "Mitigating Agency Problems By Advertising, With Special Reference to Managed Health Care," with P. Rubin, Southern Economic Journal, 1999.
  • "Managerial Judges: An Economic Analysis of the Judicial Management of Pretrial Discovery," RAND Journal of Economics, 1999.
  • "First Impressions Matter: A Model of Confirmatory Bias," with M. Rabin, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1999.
  • "The Self-Reinforcing Nature of Crime," with S. Scotchmer, International Review of Law and Economics, 1997.
  • "Crime and Prejudice: The Use of Character Evidence in Criminal Trials," with S. Scotchmer, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 1994.


University of California, Berkeley
PhD Economics
University of Michigan
BA Economics

Fields of Interest

  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust
  • Law and Economics

Professional Experience

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Adjunct Instructor
The Johns Hopkins University

Assistant Professor
Emory University

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