Dr. Leonardo “Pepe” Auernheimer
- (1936 — 2010)
It is with profound sadness that the Faculty of the Department of Economics reports the death of its valued colleague and dear friend, Leonardo “Pepe” Auernheimer, who passed away on December 2, 2010 after a period of illness at his home in College Station. Professor Auernheimer came to our department in 1973 after completing his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Pepe Auernheimer spent thirty-eight years at Texas A&M. During that time he published 16 articles in refereed economics journals and 5 articles as contributions to book volumes. His research was primarily in the area of monetary economics and open economy macroeconomics, and he published in the best journals, including Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Monetary Economics, among others. He served the profession as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Economics and a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He served as Department Head of Economics at TAMU from 2002 to 2006.
While at Texas A&M he visited several times both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund as a Visiting Scholar, and was a Visiting Professor at ITAM, in Mexico City, the Centro de Estudios Macroeconomicos de Argentina, in Buenos Aires, and the University of Goettingen in Germany. He consulted on macroeconomics policies for international organizations in several countries throughout Latin America and the Middle and Far East.
Pepe was a wonderful thesis advisor and mentor to numerous doctoral students. His family of former graduate students has established successful careers both in the USA and around the world.