Dr David Foster

Dr David Foster

LSE Fellow

Department of Government

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Key Expertise
American Political Institutions, Housing Policy, Game Theory

About me

David Foster received his PhD in 2021 from the University of California, Berkeley. He applies formal theory and quantitative methods to questions about American political institutions. He also has an interest in the politics of local public/private goods, especially housing.

Research interests

  • American Political Institutions
  • American Presidency
  • Formal Political Theory
  • Politics of Housing and Zoning

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4C8 Game Theory for Political Science
  • GV482 Political Science and Political Economy: Current Issues

Selected publications

  • David Foster. 2022. “Anticipating unilateralism.” Journal of Politics, 84(2)
  • David Foster. 2022. “Credibility and backlash.Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy (special issue on the political economy of populism), 3(1)
  • David Foster and Joseph Warren. 2022. “The NIMBY problem.Journal of Theoretical Politics, 34(1)