Jorge Tarrasó is 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.
Jorge has over 10 years of experience in economic research, including behavioral finance, econometrics and microeconomics. In May 2017, Jorge received a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California. Previously, he obtained a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Mathematics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
While obtaining his graduate degrees at the University of Southern California, Jorge worked as a teaching assistant for graduate and undergraduate courses in behavioral economics, econometrics, microeconomics and game theory. He also conducted research in partnership with the Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory, where he built optimal data collection procedures for generating testable hypotheses about individual biases in financial decision-making.
During the summer of 2013, Jorge taught a course in microeconomics and game theory at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. From 2008-2009, he worked as an analyst with Grupo de Economia y Asociados in Mexico City, where he performed econometric modeling to forecast financial data.
Jorge is also involved as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Minerva Schools at KGI, a university that is implementing the science of learning in higher education. In his free time, Jorge enjoys surfing, cooking and learning more about economics, finance and computer science.