About Jose Piñera

Published February 1, 2004

Cato Institute Distinguished Senior Fellow Jose Piñera is co-chairman of Cato’s Project on Social Security Choice. As Chile’s secretary of labor and social security, he was the architect of that country’s successful privatization of its pension system. As founder and president of the International Center for Pension Reform, Piñera now advises governments throughout the world on the establishment of privatized pension systems.

During his public service career, he also designed the labor laws that introduced flexibility to the Chilean labor market and was responsible for the constitutional law that established private property rights in Chilean mines. He is also chairman of Proyecto Chile 2010, a Chilean free-market think tank. He received an M.A. and a Ph.D. (1974) in economics from Harvard University.

For more information …

see Cato’s project at http://www.socialsecurity.org or Piñera’s group at http://www.pensionreform.org.