Luis Rubio

Luis Rubio

Nonresident Fellow, Mexico Center
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Luis Rubio, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow for the Baker Institute Mexico Center and the chairman of CIDAC (Center of Research for Development), an independent research institution focusing on economic and political issues. Before joining CIDAC, he was the planning director of Citibank in Mexico and served as an advisor to Mexico’s secretary of the treasury. Rubio is also a contributing editor of Reforma. His writing often appears in major newspapers and journals in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and National Public Radio. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and serves on the boards of Afore Banamex and several hedge funds. He previously served on the board of directors of the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District.

Rubio has authored and edited numerous books, including “Mexico’s Dilemma: The Political Origins of Economic Crisis,” “Political Reform: Necessary Component of Modernity,” “Sovereignty and Free Trade,” “Mexico: The Riddle of Legitimacy” and “Mexico: A Middle Class Society, Poor No More, Developed Not Yet.” His most recent book is titled “Mexico Matters: Change in Mexico and Its Impact Upon the United States.” Rubio won the APRA book award in 1985, the Dag Hammarskjöld award in 1993 and the National Journalism Award for op-ed pieces in 1998. He holds a diploma in financial management and an MMBA, and he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Brandeis University.

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