Dr. Bogaard received his Ph.D. in International Business and Business Economics from the Ross School of Management at the University of Michigan in 2009. As an economist for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bogaard developed policies to improve the business climate and promote financial sector development in Macedonia, Rwanda and Tanzania. Before that, Bogaard assisted the executive director for the Netherlands at the World Bank and worked as a senior economist at the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. He worked on issues including debt relief for developing countries, the financial policies of the World Bank and the IMF, and private sector development. Bogaard taught microeconomics and international business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He has presented research at the Academy of International Business, the Wharton School, George Mason University, the University of
South Florida and the University of Sydney.