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Werner Baer
Jorge Lemann Endowed Chair, Professor in Economics

Educational Background

Ph.D., M.A. Economics, Harvard University, 1958, 1955
B.A. Economics, Queens College, 1953.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1974. Visiting lecturer at Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1989. Visiting lecturer at New University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1989. Professor at Vanderbilt, 1965-74. Assistant professor at Yale, 1958-65. Instructor at Harvard, 1958-61.

Recent Publications

"Economic Integration without Policy Coordination: The Care of Mercosur," with P. Silva and T. Cavalcanti, forthcoming in Emerging Markets Review. "The Achievements and Failures of Argentina's Neo-Liberal Policies," with P. Elosequi and A. Gallo, in Oxford Development Studies, February 2002. The Brazilian Economy: Growth and Development, 5th ed. (Praeger: 2001). Liberalization and Its Consequences, co-edited with J. Love, (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2001). "Health in the Development Process: The Case of Brazil" with A. Campino and T. Cavalcanti, in The Quarterly Review Of Economics and Finance, vol 41, No. 3 (2001). "The Illusion of Stability: The Brazilian Economy under Cardoso, " with E. Amann, in World Development, October 2000. "Neo-Liberalism and Income Distribution in Latin America," with W. Maloney, World Development (March 1997). "Changing Paradigms: Changing Interpretations of the Public Sector in Latin America's Economies," Public Choice, Vol. 88 (1996). "The Roots of Latin America's Economic Backwardness," with J. Love, Proceedings of the International Economic History Congress, Milano (1996). The Brazilian Economy, 4th ed. (Praeger, 1995). "Environmental Aspects of Brazil's Economic Development," with C4th ed. Mueller, Luso-Brazilian Review (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995). The Brazilian Economy, 4th ed. (Praeger, 1995).

Honors and Awards

Doctor Honoris Causa, New University of Lisbon, June 2000. Rio Branco Medal of Brazilian Foreigh Ministry, December 2000. Doctor Honoris Causa, Federal University of Ceara, 1993. Oakley-Kunde Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (all campus), 1993. Special Gold Medal Merit Award, Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco (Social Science Research Institute), Recife, Brazil, 1989. Doctor Honoris Causa, Federal University of Pernambuco, 1988. Gold Medal Award, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 1987. Tinker Foundation Grant, 1986. Commerce Alumni Association Undergraduate Teaching Award (college award), 1986. Fulbright grant, 1984-85. National Order of Southern Cross, Government of Brazil, 1982. Rhodes Visiting Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1974. SSRC Grant, 1965-66.

Academic Service

Member of the editorial boards of Luso-Brazilian Review, 1987-2001; Revista Paraguaya de Estudios Sociologicos, 1982-present; Latin American Research Review, 1984-86; Economia Aplicada; Latin American Business Review; Emerging Markets Review. On the editorial advisory committees of: Revista de Economia Politica, 1988-present; World Development, 1980-present.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in international economics, the economics of Latin America, economic development, and macroeconomics. Research focuses on the industrialization of Latin America and its consequences, and, most recently, on the process of privatization in Latin America. Has served as a consultant to the World Bank, Ford Foundation, Brazilian Planning Ministry, U.S. Information Agency, and U.S. State Department.

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218 David Kinley Hall
1407 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-8388

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