James E. Foster

Professor of Economics and International Affairs

George Washington University

 
 


   

Contact Information


Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E St., NW

Suite 502

Washington, DC 20052


Email: fosterje@gwu.edu

Phone: (202) 994-8195

Fax: (202) 994-5477


Education


Ph.D. Cornell University


Expertise


Development economics

Inequality and poverty

Economic theory and policy

 

   

    James Foster is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. His publications span the fields of economic development, public economics, and economic theory. Current research topics include the measurement of multidimensional poverty, robustness of multidimensional comparisons, poverty and time, the ultra poor, mobility and the middle class, and the role of aspirations in economic development.