L. Jacobo Rodríguez is a former fi nancial services analyst at the Cato Institute. His research interests include banking
regulation and deposit insurance reform, monetary policy, and public pension privatisation. From January 1996 until August
2001, Rodríguez was the assistant director of Cato’s Project on Global Economic Liberty. He has testifi ed on pension reform
before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, and the
Special Committee on Aging of the US Senate. His articles have appeared in newspapers in the United States, Latin America,
Europe, and Japan, in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Europe, Investor’s Business Daily, Foreign Policy, and the Journal of Commerce. While at Cato, Rodríguez was the book review editor of the Cato Journal. He holds degrees in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and from Johns Hopkins University.