Chase Foster

Chase Foster

Fellow in Public Policy and Administration

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 6984
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CON 7.03
Office Hours
11:00 - 13:00 in CON 5.10
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About me

Chase Foster’s work is in comparative politics, with a focus on the political economy of regulation, and the political development of the American and European regulatory states. His dissertation, which was defended in the Department of Government at Harvard University in September 2018, comparatively examines the political origins, institutional evolution, and contemporary practices of competition policy in the United States and Europe. He has also completed research projects that examine the effects of the global financial crisis on the practices of securities regulators and the European public’s trust in government.

Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, Chase worked as an advocate for electoral and campaign finance reform in the state of North Carolina and studied public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Crisis of Trust: Socio-Economic Determinants of Europeans’ Confidence in Government,” (with Jeffry Frieden). 2017. European Union Politics 18(4): 511-535.

 “Economic Patriotism After the Crisis: Continuity and Change in European Securities Enforcement”. Forthcoming in Review of European and Russian Affairs.

 “Negotiation Myopia”, (with Jane Mansbridge and Cathie Jo Martin). 2016. In Political Negotiation: A Handbook, eds. Jane Mansbridge and Cathie Jo Martin, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution.

 “The Politics of Independent Central Banks,” 2017. Book Review Essay. Public Administration 95(1): 289-293.

 “Jens Weidmann’s Austere One-Eyed Vision,” (with Troels Krarup) 2015. Social Europe.

Research Interests

  • Political economy of regulation
  • Political development of the regulatory state
  • European Union
  • Comparative public policy
  • European public opinion

Teaching responsibilities

GV483: Public Administration: Theory and Doctrine
GV488: Law and Politics of Regulation
GV4F4: Policy Advice in Theory and Practice