Economics Department

John Cadigan





Campus Box 0391


339 Carlisle St.
Room 212
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD Indiana University at Bloomington, 1999
MA Indiana University at Bloomington, 1997
BS James Madison University, 1994

Academic Focus

Game Theory, Experimental Methods, Applied Econometrics

John Cadigan serves as Professor and Co-Director of the Gettysburg Lab for Experimental Economics (GLEE). Professor Cadigan’s published research utilizes game theoretic and experimental modelling to study public policy issues including terrorism, eminent domain, urban sprawl, campaign finance, and rent seeking. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Naval Academy Research Center, and more recently by GLEE which is assisting the Bureau for Consumer Financial Protection with data collection activities related to effective consumer financial disclosure.  Professor Cadigan’s current research focuses on algorithmic trading methodologies in financial markets, human capital models of workforce development, and optimal strategic play in No Limit Texas Hold’em.

Professor Cadigan teaches courses in Advanced Econometrics, Game Theory, Experimental Economics, and Principles of Economics. His approach to teaching focuses on student engagement, learning by doing, and creating a trusting environment where everyone is comfortable making and learning from mistakes.   Professor Cadigan received a Gettysburg College 2018 Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity award, and is a former recipient of American University’s DPAP Excellence in Teaching Award and Indiana University’s Lieber Associate Instructor Award.

Professor Cadigan serves as a referee for several academic journals, has provided reviews for NSF proposals to the Economics Program and currently serves as Chair of the Faculty Finance committee at Gettysburg College.  He is a member of Gettysburg College’s Benefits Advisory Committee, Long Term Financial Planning Group, and Forward Thinking Group.