Rodrigo Fernandez has worked as a researcher for SOMO since 2011. He specializes in tax avoidance, tax havens and shadow banking.
Alongside of his work at SOMO, he conducts postdoctoral research at the University of Leuven on the real estate/financial complex. Prior to that, he did postdoctoral research (2011-2013) at the University of Amsterdam on future scenarios for the Dutch welfare state.
In 2011, Rodrigo received a PhD (supervisor Ewald Engelen) from the University of Amsterdam for his dissertation, ‘Explaining the decline of the Amsterdam Financial Centre; globalizing finance and the rise of a hierarchical inter-city network’. He also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the same university.