Columbia College Chicago

Humanities, History, and Social Sciences

Rojhat Avsar

Associate Professor

624 S Michigan, Rm 1000
Phone: (312) 369-7756


Rojhat B. Avsar, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia College Chicago.Dr. Avsar earned his BS and MA degrees in Economics and recently received a PhD in Economics from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He has been focusing his research on the following areas: rhetoric of public policies, political economy of current economic issues, and history of economic thought. His most recent academic articles are "A Critique of Neoliberal Autonomy" (Forum for Social Economics, 2008); "On the Pro-Social Security Rhetoric" (Forum for Social Economics, 2011); and "Mainstream Economic Rhetoric, Ideology and Institutions" (Journal of Economic Issues, 2011).

Teaching Interests

Ethics and Economics, Economic Policies, Political Economy, Behavioral Economics

Research Interests

Economic Discourse, Current Public Policies, Income Distribution, Social Insurance


B.S., Economics Hacettepe University 2001
M.S., Economics Hacettepe University 2003
Ph.D., Economics University of Utah 2010

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