I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Warwick and I am on the job market this year. My research interests lie at the intersection of development, environmental economics, and industrial organization.

Research Fields

  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Environmental Economics

My main research agenda focuses on the global North-South trade in used durable goods and equipment in an effort to understand how to balance associated gains and negative externalities in low and middle-income countries. I currently study this topic through the lens of the motor vehicle sector in Uganda.

In addition, I am also interested in the relationship between political connections, competition, and economic growth and currently work on a related project in the context of trade liberalization in Myanmar.


My teaching in the Department of Economics at Warwick includes undergraduate and postgraduate seminars in microeconomics and mathematics. In addition, I have also conducted numerous technical trainings on statistical software as part of collaborations with policy institutions.


Prior to starting my PhD, I worked for five years as a professional economist in the antitrust and competition practice of an international consultancy. This experience continues to provide me with valuable contextual knowledge of particular industries and intuitive insights about markets that have enriched my research and teaching.

Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
f.forster@warwick.ac.uk | +44(0)7818434005 | +256(0)789969408