Jorge Tarraso’s fields of expertise are Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Consumer/Personal Finance, and Applied Econometrics. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Economics from the University of Southern California (USC).
Prior to joining Minerva, Professor Tarraso was a lecturer at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and a Teaching Assistant at USC. He encourages interdisciplinary and holistic approaches to tackling individual and social choice problems. He particularly enjoys combining behavior/decision theory with econometrics and agent-based modeling. He believes that education is the main force of change in the world and is thrilled to be part of Minerva. Professor Tarraso teaches the Boom, Bust, and Bubbles: The Free Enterprise core course.
Jorge is also a founding member of Libretto’s research team and is responsible for supporting Libretto’s investment methodology, using high standards of academic rigor. He works closely with the rest of the team and collaborates with industry and academic experts to apply leading edge research in asset pricing, portfolio theory, and behavioral finance to client service.