Cagdas Agirdas

Faculty Member

Office: Diamond [ campus map ]
Box 8800

Phone: 207-859-5247
Fax: 207-859-5229
Mailing Address:
8800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8888
Office Hours:
T-R: 4.00 p.m.-5.30 p.m. W: 2.15-2.45
Agirdas, Cagdas


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics, August 2011
MA Central Michigan University, Economics, May 2004
BS Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, July 2002

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Political Economy

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
EC 379...Game Theory-Colby
EC 297Public Econ-Colby
EC 393Econometrics -Colby
ECON 202...Statistics - Illinois
EC 134Prin. of Macro-Colby
ECON 102...Prin. of Micro-Illinois

Professional Information

Professor Agirdas's research focuses on Public Economics, Health Economics, and Political Economy. He has worked on empirical issues related to media bias, pocketbook voting and negative campaigning in U.S. Elections. At Colby, he teaches Game Theory, Public Economics, Econometrics, Economic Development and Principles of Macroeconomics. Before coming to Colby, he taught courses in Statistics, Mathematical Economics, and Principles of Microeconomics. Link to Personal Site

Current Research

What Drives Media Bias? A Panel Study of Newspaper Archives: 1990-2009 Economic Self-interest and Issue Stances in U.S. Elections Is Negative Campaigning Effective? Instrumental Variables Estimates of U.S. Senate Elections 1998-2008

Other Courses Taught

Economic Development (Colby) Mathematical Economics (Illinois, PhD-level)


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