Scott A. Baker

Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Professor of Law

School of Law

Washington University in St. Louis

Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 571
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130

(314) 935-9823

Website: Washington University faculty page

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust, Patents, Innovation and Economic Growth and Intellectual Property

About Scott A. Baker

Scott Baker is a professor of law and a professor of economics (by courtesy) at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches law and economics, corporate finance, contracts, torts, property, and intellectual property. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, economics, and game theory.

Professor Baker’s co-authored works appear in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, and the Journal of Legal Analysis, as well as numerous law reviews. He is the recipient of a Tilburg University grant for studies in the law and economics of innovation, and in the fall of 2012, he served as a Becker-Friedman fellow at the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining the faculty of Washington University in 2009, Professor Baker was a professor of law and economics at the University of North Carolina, where he served as associate dean for faculty affairs and received the McCall Award for Law School Teacher of the Year. After law school and graduate school, Professor Baker clerked for the Hon. E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001
J.D., University of Chicago, 2000
B.A., Miami University, 1994

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