Jorge Tarraso, Ph.D.
Jorge Tarraso, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
  • Researcher at the Los Angeles Behavioral Economics Laboratory (LABEL)

  • Previously Vice President of the Mexican Entrepreneur Association (AEM Jovenes) in Los Angeles

  • Recipient of several awards from the USC Department of Economics, including several summer awards, two research summer awards, and a graduate award from the Dornsife Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

  • Received a research grant from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología for the project “Coordination in social networks: complexity, simulation and experimentation”

  • Published research on the partition task problem in the journal Complexity

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.