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Diego Zuluaga

Economist specialising in FinTech, Consumer Credit, Banking & Investment

Educated at McGill University in Montreal and Keble College, Oxford, with degrees in economics and finance, Diego Zuluaga specialises in consumer finance and banking, capital markets regulation, and multi-sided markets.


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Originally from Bilbao in northern Spain, Diego Zuluaga is a US-based economist and author.

Diego is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives in Washington D.C. where he focuses primarily on financial technology, consumer credit and banking regulation. Prior to joining Cato, he was Director of EPICENTER (European Policy Information Centre) in Brussels and the Head of Financial Services and Tech Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) a free-market think tank based in the UK. At the IEA, Diego wrote on a range of subjects including the taxation of capital, the regulation of online platforms, and the economic contribution of offshore finance in a globalised world.

His work has appeared in Newsweek, BBC World, The Times, the Daily Telegraph, L’Opinion and CNN, and he has been asked to give evidence to official bodies on a range of economic issues.

Diego is a prolific public speaker as well as a former lecturer in economics at the University of Buckingham.

The future of banking in a decentralised, disintermediated world

The economic implications of blockchain and other financial technologies

Is globalisation coming to an end? A long-term view

Will robots take all the jobs?

Let the economy take care of itself, and it will

How Europe fails, and what that means for the world

Investment markets in the not-so-distant future: the understated revolution

What drives the economy: production or consumption?

Diego was a brilliant mix of deep knowledge, humour, stories and timing. His speech was a 10 out of 10. Everyone loved him.” - CEO, Fidelity

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