Andrew Foster

Director of the Population Studies & Training Center
Professor of Economics and Community Health

Office: 112 Mencoff Hall
Tel: (401) 863-2537
Fax: (401) 863-3351


Andrew Foster began his connection with the field of population as an undergraduate at Princeton University where he worked as a research assistant in the Office of Population Research and wrote a thesis on Adolescent Subfecundity in Bangladesh. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988, where he was an affiliate at the Graduate Group in Demography. He then was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania where he was an active member of the Population Studies Center. He subsequently moved to Brown University in 1998. He currently serves as a permanent member of the NICHD SSPS Study Section and on the NAS panel on Human Dimensions of Global Change.


Development, Education, Environmental management, Fertility, Households, Institutions, Labor economics, Marriage