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University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 2006

University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 2003

Institúto Tecnológico Autonómo de México, ITAM, B.A., 2000

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Monarch Senior Advisor José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita participated in the Latin America Advisor Q&A on the growth potential in Mexico's banking sector and the impact a U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA could have on it. (2017.10.31)

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Author, “FinTech Trends: Investment opportunities, regulatory challenges and the outlook for Mexico,” March 2017.

José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita

Senior Advisor

Professional Experience

Based in Mexico City and with significant experience in Mexico’s public and private sectors, José Carlos Rodríguez Pueblita advises financial services clients on finance, economic analysis and development, and policy.

Before joining Monarch, José Carlos was a senior official in Mexico’s Ministry of Finance. He served as the director general of programs evaluation at the Mexican Ministry of Social Development, where he designed and implemented impact evaluations and was part of the core team handling the 2009 AH1N1 influenza crisis. José Carlos was also senior advisor to the secretary of finance, working on fiscal, health, and agricultural reforms, as well as on healthcare spending and financing, cost analysis, and premium estimation.

In 2014, Mexico’s secretary of finance assigned José Carlos to lead the federal government’s efforts to restore fiscal integrity in the state of Michoacán. Working as a high-ranking federal envoy and later as the state’s secretary of finance and management, he focused on debt restructuring and refinancing, budget planning, cash management, risk analysis, and transparency.

In the private sector, José Carlos worked at Protego Asesores (Evercore), McKinsey & Co. and Cuasar Capital in the financial and public sector practices. In those roles, he collaborated with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank on projects in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Previously an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a research fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Development, José Carlos taught quantitative methods, public finance, and development policy. He also lectured at the Instituto Tecnológico Autonómo de México.