Orn Bodvarsson Appointed Fellow

It is my honor to report that Orn Bodvarsson has been appointed a fellow of the Caux Round Table.

Professor Bodvarsson has an enviable record of accomplishment in teaching and thinking about capitalism, business, finance and public governance.  He has been graciously supportive of our work in past years and I look forward to his greater involvement in our delivering thought leadership and a foundational vision of justice.

Orn has a Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, with research in labor economics, applied microeconomics, economics of information and financial economics. He received his B.S. in economics, with honors, from Oregon State University in 1979 and his M.S. in agricultural and resource economics, also from Oregon State University, in 1982.

Orn is currently the dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management and professor of economics at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Previously, he was dean of the Gore School of Business and professor of economics at Westminster University in Salt Lake City, Utah, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and professor of economics at California State University, Sacramento and founding dean of the School of Public Affairs and professor of economics at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Orn has published The Economics of Immigration: Theory and Policy, 2nd edition (with Hendrik F. Van den Berg), Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag (2013) and numerous articles for peer reviewed journals.

He will bring to our discussions a wise humanity, an open mind and thoughtful attention to detail.

I am delighted to have his guidance and counsel readily available.