Werner Baer Papers, 1956-2016
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Brief Description:

Werner Baer (1931-2016) was a Professor of Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1974-2016) with a focus on Latin America and Brazilian development economics in particular. He worked as assistant professor at Yale University (1961-1965) and associate and full professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University (1965 -1974) before coming to UIUC. He also served as the Jorge Lemann Chair in Economics (2001-2013). Baer published numerous books, book reviews, and articles, including The Brazilian Economy: Its Growth and Development / A Economia Brasileira (1979) and Industrialization and Economic Development in Brazil (1965). Baer participated in academic and professional organizations such as the Ford Foundation (Program Advisor, Rio de Janiero, 1967-1976), the Latin American Studies Association (Treasurer, 1986-1987), and as editor for US and Latin American journals. He received several honors and awards, including the National Order of the Southern Cross from the government of Brazil (1982), the Rio Branco Medal from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000), and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Brazilian Studies Association (2010).

Professor Baer's papers include his professional correspondence with UIUC and Latin American institutions, conference materials, course materials, a project report and unpublished manuscripts, personal materials including condolences after Baer's death, his awards, books, articles, and book reviews by Werner Baer in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Organized into 4 series: Series 1, Biographical and Personal Materials, 1974-2016, arranged alphabetically within the two groups of condolences and awards; Series 2, Correspondence, 1974-2015, arranged chronologically; Series 3, Teaching and Research Materials, 1963-2016, arranged chronologically; and Series 4, Publications, 1956-2016, arranged chronologically.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 9/5/41
Created by: Baer, Werner (1931-2016)
Volume: 5.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 04/26/2016.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0905041.pdf

Series 1: Biographical and Personal Materials: contains some of Professor Baer's personal materials including condolences after Baer's death (i.e. printouts of Facebook posts by former students, professors, and colleagues as well as website messages of which we�?�  were able to preserve all but one in the Wayback Machine, Internet Archive), as well as a few of his awards. The series is arranged into two groups, personal materials and awards, and alphabetically within each group.

Series 2: Correspondence: includes Professor Baer's professional correspondence with UIUC and Latin American institutions. The series is arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Teaching and Research Materials: contains (1) conference materials, (2) course materials (arranged chronologically) related to international economics, macroeconomics, national income, and fiscal policy, (3) a project report and unpublished manuscripts and related research materials.

Series 4: Publications: This series includes books, articles, and book reviews by Werner Baer in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. If a publication was subsequently translated in another language, it is marked as "TRANSL" and listed after the original publication. The series includes his PhD dissertation. The series is arranged chronologically.

Biographical Note for Baer, Werner (1931-2016) : WERNER BAER (1931-2016)
Subject Index
Debt Crisis
Faculty Papers
Infrastructure (Economics)
Institutional Economics
Music -- Brazil
Music -- Latin America
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Portuguese [por]
Spanish;Castilian [spa]