Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed Jonathan Baker, a law professor at American University's Washington College of Law, to serve as the agency's chief economist. Baker will work in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.
Baker, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in addition to a J.D. from Harvard Law School, taught antitrust law at the Washington College of Law.
He has previously served as the director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, as a senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and as special assistant to the deputy attorney general for economics in the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.