Bachelor in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Master, University Chicago. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago.
Various public service positions Central Bank and Treasury. Under-secretary of the Treasury, in charge of revenues Finance and Public Credit Secretariat, 1988—1994. Member board governors Central Bank Mexico, 1994—1998.
Chief Executive Officer Avantel, 1998—2000. Minister finance & public credit Government of Mexico, Col Centro, 2000—2006. Taught economics various institute.
Chairman economics department Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, professor emeritus. Professor economics, member governing board Iberoamericana University, member governing board. Executive council Mexico Center, University of Texas, Austin.
Board governors Central Bank. Board visitors Andreson School Business, University of California at Los Angeles.
Married Margarita White. 4 children.