José Piñera

Politician, Film actor

1948 –

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Who is José Piñera?

José Piñera Echenique is a Chilean economist, one of the so-called Chicago Boys who served as minister of Labor and Social Security, and of Mining, in the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He is the architect of Chile's private pension system based on personal retirement accounts. Piñera has been called "the world's foremost advocate of privatizing public pension systems" as well as "the Pension Reform Pied Piper". He is now Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, President of the International Center for Pension Reform based in Santiago, Senior Fellow at the Italian libertarian think tank Istituto Bruno Leoni, and member of the Advisory Board of the Vienna-based Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe. He has a Masters and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

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Born
Oct 6, 1948
Santiago
Also known as
  • Jose Pinera
  • José Manuel Piñera
  • José Manuel Piñera Echenique
  • José Piñera Echenique
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Nationality
  • Chile
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Santiago Province

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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