Jonathan B. Baker

Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law

(fall term)


Jonathan B. Baker is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Research Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. He specializes in the areas of antitrust and economic regulation. Baker served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2011, and as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 1998. 

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Faculty Assistant


Kelly Hernandez

Education & Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Stanford University, 1987
J.D., Harvard University, 1982
M.A., Stanford University, 1978
A.B., Harvard University, 1977

Courses Taught


  • Antitrust in the Information Economy

Jonathan B. Baker is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Research Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. He specializes in the areas of antitrust and economic regulation. Baker served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2011, and as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 1998. Previously, he worked as a Senior Economist at 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 as an antitrust lawyer in private practice. Baker has published widely in the fields of antitrust law, policy, and economics, including his most recent book, The Antitrust Paradigm (Harvard University Press, 2019). Baker has received the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship; American University’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Other Professional Accomplishments; and 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.