Joshua Foster

Assistant Professor of Economics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Joshua Foster

Assistant Professor of Economics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where I teach undergraduate students and do research in microeconomics. Prior to Oshkosh I taught at Whitman College for two years. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2014 and my Bachelor of Science from Bentley University in 2009.

Over the last eight years I have taught over 1000 students in the field of microeconomics through the courses Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Behavioral Economics and Business Statistics. In addition to these courses, my teaching interests include Computational Economics, Managerial Economics and Econometrics.

In my research, I design and test theoretical models of pro-social and competitive behavior in a variety of situations. I often use field and laboratory experiments to test these models for their policy and behavioral implications.

Click the following links to see some of my latest research on charity auctions, behavioral demand effects from inventory shortages, wars of attrition, conflict resolution, and pro-social behavior.

My CV summarizes my academic life.

On sunny weekends, I prefer to be running, cooking up something amazing, or brewing a bold IPA.

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