Chase Foster, PhD
I study state-market relations in comparative and historical perspective.
I am particularly interested in the comparative development of competition law, the political economy of regulatory enforcement, and the politics of economic liberalization and market-based reform.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics & Finance, both at Brown University.
My research interests fall into three main areas:
1. The Political Economy of Competition Law
I am writing a book on the comparative political development of competition law. I have written several papers on the political economy of competition law enforcement.
2. The Global Financial Crisis and its Aftermath
I have published articles about the effects of the Euro-crisis on public trust in government and the politics of European financial regulatory reform in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
3. The Politics of Populism
In collaborative projects, I have examined the relationships between welfare retrenchment and public support for European populism, and populism and democratic theory.
“Crisis of Trust: Socio-Economic Determinants of Europeans’ Confidence in Government,” (with Jeffry
Frieden). 2017. European Union Politics 18(4): 511-535. Publisher's version.
“Economic Determinants of Public Support for European Integration, 1995-2018” (with Jeffry Frieden).
[Forthcoming in European Union Politics]. Publisher's version.
“The Politics of Independent Central Banks,” 2017. Review Essay. Public Administration 95(1): 289-293. Publisher's version.
“Varieties of Neoliberalism: Courts, Competition Paradigms and the Atlantic Divide in
Antitrust.” [R&R at Socio-Economic Review]. Preliminary draft.
“Legalism without Adversarialism: Public and Private Enforcement in the European Union” [R&R at
Regulation & Governance]. Preliminary draft.