Michael Foster

Adjunct Professor


Email: Mike.Foster@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3933
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2



  • PhD, BA (Dalhousie)

Current Teaching

Research Interests

  • Portfolio optimization; alternative estimates; econometric models

Selected Publications

  • A nonlinear dynamic stochastic model for the Nova Scotia economy. Foster, M. Presented at the SPXII 12th International Conference on Stochastic Programming in Halifax, Nova Scotia on, August 19 (2010)
  • The developing workforce problem McNiven, J., & M. Foster, AIMS (2009)
  • Covariance complexity and rates of return on sssets MacLean, L., M. Foster, & W.T. Ziemba. Journal of Banking and Finance 31, 3503-3523 (2007)
  • The new development paradigm: Its applications to small regions, Chapter 5  Foster, M.  In: M. Foster & B. Davis, Regions at the Crossroads  Sydney, NS: University College of Cape Breton Press  (1995)
  • Regions at the Crossroads Foster, M. & B. Davis  Sydney, NS: University College of Cape Breton Press  (1995)