Luis Rubio is director general 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 political, economic and international subjects. Before joining CIDAC, in the 1970's he was planning director of Citibank in Mexico and served as an adviser to Mexico's Secretary of the Treasury. He has served on the boards of The Mexico Equity and Income Fund and of The Central European Value Fund, Inc., and is a former member of the board of directors of Banamex and Banco Obrero. He serves in the board of directors of The Human Rights Commission of the Federal District, writes a weekly column for Reforma and is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. In 1993 he was given the Dag Hammarksjold award and in 1998 the National Journalism Award for op-de pieces. He is author and editor of thirty seven books, including Mexico's Dilemma: The Political Origins of Economic Crisis; Political Reform: Necessary Component of Modernity; and Sovereignty and Free Trade. His most recent book is titled Tres Ensayos. Fobaproa, Privatización y TLC. He holds a diploma in Financial Management and his MA and PhD in political science are from Brandeis University.