Luis Escobar

Luis Escobar got his masters in Philosophy in La Habana, Cuba, and taught at several institutes of higher education. After relocating to the United States, Luis Escobar worked as a translator and business analyst for Moody’s Investors Services. Then he started his journalism career working for a short time at el diario/La Prensa then moved quickly to The Associated Press as a journalist and copy editor. Luis then took his years of experience and moved to The Wall Street Journal Interactivo and Dow Jones Newswires. Escobar has completed postgraduate courses in behavioral finance, behavioral economics and neuronomics at New York University SPCS and the Executive Program for Behavioral Finance at Yale School of Management. He also does research and consulting for Fortune 500 companies.

Recent Articles By The Author

Like When Playing the Lottery, Framing and How We Choose Are Key

Like When Playing the Lottery, Framing and How We Choose Are Key

This cognitive bias shows that people will jump to diametrically different conclusions according to the ways in which questions are presented.

This One Academic Concept Could Improve Your Investment Decisions

This One Academic Concept Could Improve Your Investment Decisions

Do you yawn when you hear about academic concepts such as 'status quo bias'? You shouldn't, because understanding them could help you make better investments.

Assessing Deceased Cuban Leader Fidel Castro's Legacy

Assessing Deceased Cuban Leader Fidel Castro's Legacy

Nobody can say with certainty how Cuba would be now without his revolution, but that doesn't mean that we can't talk objectively about what he leaves behind.

Trying to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner With the Elephant in the Room

Trying to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner With the Elephant in the Room

The election results will loom large during the holiday this week, as this allegory shows.

Cantel Medical's New CEO Jorgen B. Hansen to 'Close a Couple of Deals' in 'Near Future'

Cantel Medical's New CEO Jorgen B. Hansen to 'Close a Couple of Deals' in 'Near Future'

Jorgen Hansen, who has taken the helm at the medical equipment company, says the company will soon close a couple of deals and is working on several new products.

How Quickly Will Cuba Change Following Obama's Visit?

How Quickly Will Cuba Change Following Obama's Visit?

Following President Obama's historic visit to Cuba, don't expect things to change overnight.

Cuba Investors: Hurry up and Wait

Cuba Investors: Hurry up and Wait

The Cuban regime is primarily concerned with its own survival, and the U.S. is moving forward tentatively.

As Cuba Trade Normalization Nears, Florida Farmers' Fears Grow

As Cuba Trade Normalization Nears, Florida Farmers' Fears Grow

At least one group isn't eager for more agricultural trade with Cuba.

Banks Will Profit From Cuba's Removal From Terrorism Watch

Banks Will Profit From Cuba's Removal From Terrorism Watch

Banks are watching to see if Cuba is removed from the U.S. State Department's state sponsors of terrorism list. If it happens, open the ATMs for business.

Half of All Cubans Want to Leave, Many Want to Come to America, New Poll Finds

Half of All Cubans Want to Leave, Many Want to Come to America, New Poll Finds

Pollsters worked in secret to find out what everyday Cubans really think of life on the tiny, communist island.