Founded in 1956, Foster Associates is a leading economic forecasting consultancy firm. We’ve been specializing in regulated industries and energy markets for over 50 years.

Every one of our professionals is regarded as a top expert and advisor in their field.

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Clients seek our counsel on a wide range of complex economic issues, including capital recovery, utility finance and regulation, capital recovery, depreciation/valuation, and costing and pricing of regulated services.


Each area is regarded as a trusted source of reliable, innovative and independent economic data and analysis for regulated industries, the energy sector and major corporations throughout North America and beyond.


Regulatory agencies and utilities throughout the United States and Canada regard our team of professionals as a leading authority on complex matters of depreciation, valuation and capital recovery.


Foster Associates is one of a handful of top-level, trusted advisors to the United States Postal Service on complex cost-related issues. Our firm was first retained in 1968 by the President’s Commission on Postal Organization regarding matters of postal regulation and ratemaking.