I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Warwick and I am on the job market this year (2020/21). My research interests lie at the intersection of development, industrial organisation, and environmental economics.

Research Fields

  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Environmental Economics

My current research focuses on two topics in low- and middle-income countries: (i) second-hand durable goods and equipment markets; and (ii) the relationship between political connections, competition, and economic growth. I currently study the former through the lens of the Ugandan vehicle sector and the latter in the context of trade liberalisation 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