Jeff Rubin was one of the first economists to predict triple digit oil prices back in 2005. One of the world’s leading energy experts, Rubin speaks to why the end of cheap oil means the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity — and the end of globalization as we now know it. Rubin was the former Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets (for almost 20 years), and is currently a Senior Fellow at the global think tank, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He is also the bestselling author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, The End of Growth, The Carbon Bubble, and his upcoming book, The Expendables.
For two decades, Rubin was the chief economist and managing director of the investment bank CIBC World Markets. During that time, he received 10 number one citations from Brendan Wood International as the top-ranked economist in Canadian financial markets. In 2007, Jeff was appointed as the firm’s chief equity strategist in addition to his responsibilities as chief economist.
Rubin resigned from CIBC World Markets in 2009 to pursue an independent career as an author and public speaker. His first book, Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, was an international bestseller which became the number-one-selling non-fiction book in Canada. It won the National Business Book Award, and was long-listed for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in the UK.
In addition, Rubin’s many insights into the world energy markets have made the front page of the New York Times and the Wall Street journal, and have been cited in the Economist, Newsweek, and USA Today.