Donald Meyer

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Donald Meyer
Department Chair and Professor of Economics
Office: 
(269) 387-5531
Location: 
5311 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5330
Mailing address: 
Department of Economics
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5330 USA
Research interests: 
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Uncertainty and insurance
Bio: 

Dr. Donald Meyer is a professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Western Michigan University.

He teaches courses in microeconomic theory and principles at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also teaches courses in mathematics for economists and uncertainty and insurance in the master's program. His teaching focuses on the microeconomic environment in which decision-makers face choices and work towards the optimization of an economic objective.

Meyer investigates various microeconomic models of decision-making under risk. One particular model of interest is the demand for market insurance and the determinants of this demand. He recently focused his attention on the various aspects of risk reduction including self-protection (costly effort to reduce the probability of a loss), self- insurance (costly effort to reduce the size of a loss) and market insurance.