Clayton J. Masterman is a sixth-year student and Ph.D. candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt University. He earned his B.A. in economics and mathematics from Vassar College in 2013. He is a Vanderbilt Law & Economics Scholar. Mr. Masterman was granted an ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship in 2015. For his Fellowship, he worked in the Consumer Advocate and Protection Division of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office in summer 2015. Mr. Masterman has earned Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards for Administrative Law, Federal Courts and the Federal System, International Trade Law, and Patent Law. Mr. Masterman served as a staff member for the Vanderbilt Law Review in 2015-2016 and as an Articles Editor in 2016-2017. During summer 2016, Mr. Masterman worked as a Legal Intern at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. He was a member of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board in 2015-2017. During summer 2018, he was a summer associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP's Washington, D.C. office. He has accepted a judicial clerkship with Judge Gregg Jeffrey Costa, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, to begin fall 2019. His fields of interest are risk and environmental regulation and industrial organization.
Note, "The Customer is Not Always Right: Balancing Worker and Customer Welfare in Antitrust Law," Vanderbilt Law Review, 69(5), October 2016, 1387-1422. Winner of the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for excellence in a published Note, the American Antitrust Institute's Best Antitrust and Buyer Power Article of 2016 Award, and the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law's 2018 Law Student Writing Competition.
"Anchoring Biases in International Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life," with W. Kip Viscusi, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 54(2), April 2017, 103-128.
"Income Elasticities and Global Values of a Statistical Life," with W. Kip Viscusi, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 8(2), Summer 2017, 226-250.
"The Income Elasticity of Global Values of a Statistical Life: Stated Preference Evidence," with W. Kip Viscusi, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 9(3), Fall 2018, 407-434.