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In Memoriam: The life of Professor Werner Baer

Professor Baer

By Alex Rich

April 4, 2016

He said that we would meet sometime next week for coffee, that he expected to be out of the hospital by Friday.But on Thursday, March 31, distinguished Economics professor and my personal friend Werner BaerRBpassed away following “a sudden and brief illness.”Two days earlier, he had emailed me from C...

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Professor Baer

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016

Economics Professor Werner Baer passed away from a sudden and brief illness Thursday.ej The announcement was posted to the University Economics Department website.ej“The Department and University have lost an enormous contributor to the common good: A talented scholar with a passion for teaching and research, and also s...