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Cagdas Tahaoglu


PhD anticipated 2015
MBA Middle East Technical University, Turkey
BSc Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

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Cagdas Tahaoglu joined John Molson School of Business in 2011, and is a PhD student in Finance. His research interests are in the areas of market efficiency, emerging markets, empirical asset pricing, and risk modeling and management.

Research Interests

  • Market Efficiency
  • Emerging Markets
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Risk Modeling and Management

Selected Research


  • Tahaoglu, Cagdas, and Nuray Guner. "An Investigation of Returns to Insider Transactions: Evidence from the Istanbul Stock Exchange." Bogazici Journal 25, no. 1 (2011): 57-77.

Selected Honours & Awards

  • National Bank Doctoral Entrance Fellowships in Finance (2011).
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Scholarship (2006-2008).
  • Passed Level I of the CFA exam.