Kenneth Weiher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics


  • Ph.D. Indiana University
  • M.A. Indiana University
  • B.A. College of William and Mary


Ken Weiher is an associate professor emeritus of economics and served as chair of the Department of Economics from 2002-2014. 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. He retired in 2019.

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. He has received the University of Texas Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, the UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence, the Carlos Alvarez College of Business Advisory Council Teaching Award and the Lou Curry Teaching Excellence Award.

Selected Publications

  • “Sometimes the Horse Will Drink and Sometimes It Won’t: Monetizing the Recoveries from the Great Depression and Great Recession,” Essays in Economics and Business History, Vol. 31, 2013, pp. 1-32.
  • 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.
  • “Globalization and Wage Stagnation: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives,” with Hamid Beladi, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, Vol. 18, August 2011, pp. 201-211.