Economist | Energy Expert | Bestselling Author
What do sub-prime mortgages, Atlantic-salmon dinners, SUVs, and globalization have in common? They all depend on cheap oil. Jeff Rubin, one of the world’s most prominent experts on the future of “black gold,” explains why the end of cheap supply 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), is a frequent columnist for The Globe and Mail, and is the bestselling author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, and The End of Growth. His new book is The Carbon Bubble: What Happens To Us When It Bursts.
While his work is often the subject of headlines, Rubin’s many calls on the economy and financial markets, particularly with regard to interest rates and the Canadian dollar, earned him no fewer than 10 “number one” rankings in the Brendan Woods Annual Survey of Institutional Equity or Fixed Income Investors.
Beyond The Globe and Mail, Rubin’s insights into global 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, among others. His widely followed blog, Jeff Rubin’s Smaller World, is carried by The Huffington Post in the US and on The Globe and Mail website in Canada.