Jonathan Baker

American University’s Washington College of Law, Compass Lexecon (Washington)
Professor & Senior Consultant

Jonathan B. Baker joined Compass Lexecon as a Senior Consultant and a member of our Advisory Committee. Baker is Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he teaches courses primarily in the areas of antitrust and economic regulation. From 2009 to this past summer, Professor Baker served as the Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission. In addition, from 1995 to 1998, Baker served as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. Previously, he had worked as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, an Attorney Advisor to the Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and an antitrust lawyer in private practice. He is a co-author of an antitrust casebook, a past Editorial Chair of the Antitrust Law Journal, and a past member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. Professor Baker has published widely in the fields of antitrust law and policy and industrial organization economics. In 2004, he received American University’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Other Professional Accomplishments, and in 1998 he received the Federal Trade Commission’s Award for Distinguished Service. He has a J.D. from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.



102 Bulletin

Jonathan Baker The US DoJ seeks conduct remedies prior to approving a joint venture in order to prevent exclusionary conduct in the markets for online video distribution and video programming (Comcast and NBC Universal)


The Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to allow the transaction between Comcast and General Electric’s NBC Universal (NBCU) affiliate to proceed subject to conditions1 helped to fill a gap in the contemporary treatment of vertical mergers. The existence of this gap was (...)

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