Julio holds a BSc in economics from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an MSc and PhD in economics from the University of Essex, UK. His area of expertise is social and economic networks. At Essex, he worked under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Galeotti, where he dedicated himself to the study of games in networks. Julio has participated as a research assistant to Prof. Galeotti at the EssexLab, where they conducted experiments on trading in social networks. Furthermore, he collaborated as a research fellow at the Department of Government at the University of Essex, where he carried out quantitative analysis of public opinion. Julio has held positions of assistant professor at CIDE and part-time lecturer at EGADE Business School. He is now research associate at Imperial Business School where he is currently dedicated to study advertising in social networks, micro-finance and data-mining algorithms.