Julie Carlson | Inventing America

Julie Carlson

Economic Strategy


Julie Carlson is Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm. Her work focuses on analyzing policy issues related to intellectual property, standardization, and innovation. Prior to joining Qualcomm, she was Associate Director for Antitrust and Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Julie also served as a senior staff economist in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission where she assisted with anticompetitive conduct investigations of technology firms, participated in agency advocacy, and contributed to agency reports including the FTC report on patent assertion entity activity. During her time at the FTC, she was an advisor to Chairman Joseph Simons, Commissioner William Kovacic, and BE Director Marta Wosinska. Before joining the FTC, Julie was as an assistant professor of economics at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. As an expert in competition and innovation policy, Julie has published on these issues in academic journals, presented her research at academic conferences, and participated in expert panels. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University.