Ken Weiher is an associate professor of economics and has been the chair of the Department of Economics since 2002. He joined the UTSA faculty in 1975 after completing his Ph.D. in economics at Indiana University. Prior to that, Dr. Weiher received his Bachelors of Arts in economics from the College of William and Mary.
Dr. Weiher’s primary area of research is U.S. economic history. His early publications concentrated on the economics of southern urbanization. Later work focused on macroeconomic topics such as the Great Depression, government macroeconomic policies and the historical patterns of the movements in interest rates, stock prices and gold prices. He has authored two books – one a macroeconomics textbook and the other a historical study of monetary and fiscal policies in the twentieth century. Dr. Weiher served as the president of the Economic and Business Historical Society from 2003-04.
Dr. Weiher’s teaching specialties include U.S. Economic History, Evolution of Economic Thought, Aggregate Economics, Money and Banking and Economics of Public and Social Issues. He has received the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, the UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence, the College of Business Advisory Council Teaching Award and the College of Business Advisory Council Lou Curry Teaching Excellence Award.
America’s Search for Economic Stability: Monetary and Fiscal Policy Since 1913. New York: Twayne Publishers-MacMillan, 1992. A 241-page bibliographical review and analysis of government stabilization policy in the twentieth century, beginning with the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913.
"Sometimes the Horse Will Drink and Sometimes It Won't: Monetizing the Recoveries from the Great Depression and Great Recession," Essays in Economic and Business History, Vol. 31, 2013, pp. 1-32.
“Globalization and Wage Stagnation: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives,” with Hamid Beladi, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 18, August 2011, pp. 201-11.
“An Analysis of the Demand for Skill in a Growing Economy,” with Hamid Beladi and Sugata Marjit, Economic Modeling, Vol. 28, July 2011, pp. 1471-1474.
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