On October 16, 2016, the family of Professor Werner Baer held a private memorial service in his honor where some of his family, closest friends, colleages and former students attended. Following on October 17 and 18, 2016, a conference was held where many of his former students shared points and memories about the impact Professor Baer had on their careers and lives as well as discussion over some of the research and impact Professor Baer has had on a global scale. Many Brazilian alumni from the Economics Department made it back for the service and/or the conference. Photos of the events are shared in an online photo album here
Gifts in Professor Baer's honor to continue his legacy in Brazilian studies can be made at http://www.economics.illinois.edu/giving/ or by contacting email@example.com for other modes of donating.