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 was an Assistant Professor 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 decade I have taught over 1500 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 Field Experiments in Economics, Computational Economics, Managerial Economics and Econometrics.

My research specializes in fundraising methods for both non-profit and for-profit organizations, primarily focusing on charity auctions and crowdfunded campaigns (i.e. Kickstarter). I am trained in the experimental method, and often test theoretical models of fundraising with field and laboratory experiments for their policy and behavioral implications.

I am also a Co-founder of Thrive Mind Consulting, LLC.

On sunny weekends, I prefer to be running, golfing, cooking up something amazing, or on the swing with my daughter.