Bodvarsson holds a Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he specialized in labor economics. His BS in economics with honors is from Oregon State University as is his MS in agricultural and resource economics. Among his many accomplishments, he has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he won multiple teaching awards, serves as a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, was vice president of the Chinese Economics Society, and was associate editor of the Social Science Journal. He is widely published, with recent articles on migration theory, and, with Hendrik F. Van den Berg, a volume that is in its second edition, “The Economics of Immigration: Theory and Policy.”
Bodvarsson is married to Mary Bodvarsson, a consulting educational psychologist. Outside of his profession and family, his passions are playing classical piano, Rotary and community service, investing in the stock market, and enjoying the outdoors, especially in Oregon.
- Ph.D. - Simon Fraser University
- M.S. - Oregon State University
- B.S. - Oregon State University