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Economics draws on many fields of knowledge: mathematics, statistics, history and more. It provides a sound base for informed decisions by individuals, corporations and governments in the challenging environment of the modern economy. Economics brings some order to a world with excessive information and uncertainty.

I started teaching economics at the University of Zurich, where I ran the undergraduate Proseminar for economists. After completing my studies with the four-year Licentiate in Economics in Zurich, I enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Rochester, NY. During my PhD studies, I continued teaching economics in evening courses. My first full-time faculty position was at California State University, Northridge, followed by another appointment at the Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. In 1989 I joined the University of Western Australia, where I stayed until my retirement as an Associate Professor in 2015. Since my retirement, I have been a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at UWA and continued to teach a course in Insurance Economics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Cape Town.

This website contains the video recordings of the course in Insurance Economics, as well as research, motivated in large part by my teaching in macroeconomics and monetary economics.


Dr Ernst Juerg Weber

Senior Honorary Research Fellow 

Department of Economics 

University of Western Australia 

Crawley WA 6009



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After the rain near Shark Bay WA. 

Lake Ballard WA. Do you see the second figure at the horizon to the right? 51 figures are spread across the salt lake! 

Swimmer in a pool in the  Karijini National Park WA.

A local at the beach in the Cape Le Grand National Park WA. 

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