Jorge Quiroz (55) holds an Economics Degree from Universidad de Chile (1985) and a PhD degree from Duke University (1991). The early stages of his career were in academia – Professor at the Economics Graduate Program of ILADES/Georgetown University, Visiting Professor at Duke University, Visiting Scholar at The World Bank – but later on he moved into consultancy in applied finance and economics. He founded "Quiroz & Asociados", one of the leading consultancies in economics and finance in Santiago de Chile. From his position as a main partner and president of this consultancy, he regularly provides advice to a large number of clients in the area of economic forecasts, economic regulation, industrial organization analysis, and economic litigation, among other topics. He has participated as expert witness in an ample range of legal cases, including but not limited to, antitrust issues, competition controversies, damage estimations, and contract interpretation.
His work has covered a wide range of economic sectors, including in particular the gas, energy, fisheries, aquaculture, agribusiness, infrastructure, and utilities sectors. In 2012 the President of Chile appointed him as member of the Advisory Commission for the Electricity Development ("Comisión Asesora para el Desarrollo Eléctrico"). He has also been appointed in various instances as part of the Commissions in charge of determining Potable Water and Sanitation Tariffs. For many years he has also been a member of Arbitrage Tribunals for Controversies in various Public Work Concessions.
He is board member of various companies and regularly writes in the local financial press.