Dr. Luis Rubio is chairman of CIDAC (Center of Research for Development), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political policy issues. He is a prolific writer on domestic and international political and economic subjects. He is the recipient of the APRA book award (1985), the Dag Hammarskjöld award (1993), and the National Journalism Award (1998) for op-ed pieces. He is a contributing editor of La Reforma, and his analyses and opinion pieces appear in major news outlets in Mexico, the U.S., and Europe, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Financial Times, and the International Herald Tribune. He is a frequent speaker at major international conferences.
Luis serves on the boards of several hedge funds and has served on the board of directors of The Human Rights Commission of the Federal District and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. He is author and editor of 45 books, including Mexico's Dilemma: The Political Origins of Economic Crisis; Political Reform: Necessary Component of Modernity; Sovereignty and Free Trade; and Mexico: The Riddle of Legitimacy. He holds a diploma in Financial Management, an MMBA, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science are from Brandeis University.