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. Winner of the APRA book award 1985, in 1993 he was given the Dag Hammarskjöld award and in 1998 the National Journalism Award for op-ed pieces. Rubio is a prolific writer on political, economic and international subjects. He is a contributing editor of Reforma and his analyses and opinions often appear in major newspapers and journals in Mexico, the US and Europe (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio). He is a frequent speaker at major international conferences.
Dr. Rubio serves on the boards of several hedge funds, EMICA, Afore Banamex in addition to that of The Tinker Foundation. He served in the board of directors of The Human Rights Commission of the Federal District and is member of the Trilateral Commission. He is author and editor of forty five 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. His most recent book is titled Clasemediero, Mexico as a middle class society (poor no more, developed not yet). He holds a diploma in Financial Management, a MMBA, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science are from Brandeis University.