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Speaker & Economist Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin

Economist, Energy & Oil Expert, Bestselling Author

Bio

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 the books Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, The End of Growth and The Carbon Bubble.

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.

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Jeff Rubin's Speaking Presentations:

The End of Growth: But Is That All Bad?

Jeff Rubin is certain that the world’s governments are getting it wrong. Instead of moving us toward economic recovery, measures being taken around the globe right now are digging us into a deeper hole. Both politicians and economists are missing the fact that the real engine of economic growth has always been cheap, abundant fuel and resources. But that era is over. The end of cheap oil, Rubin argues, signals the end of growth–and the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity. Rubin’s own equation is clear: with China and India sucking up the lion’s share of the world’s ever more limited resources, the rest of us will have to make do with less. But is this all bad? Can less actually be more? Rubin points out that there is no research to show that people living in countries with hard-charging economies are happier, and plenty of research to show that some of the most contented people on the planet live in places with no-growth or slow-growth GDPs. But it doesn’t matter whether it’s bad or good, it’s the new reality: our world is not only about to get smaller, our day-to-day lives are about to be a whole lot different.

Economic Outlook

Jeff Rubin first caught the attention of financial markets in 1989 with his now-famous call for a 25 per cent decline in Toronto real estate prices. Since then Mr. Rubin's work has often been the subject of national headlines and has been instrumental in raising key issues to the national spotlight. His many calls on the economy and financial markets, particularly with regard to interest rates and the Canadian dollar, earned him no less than 10 number one rankings in either the Brendan Woods annual survey of institutional equity of fixed income investors. The largest fund managers in North America, Europe and the Far East value his expertise, which he now shares with audiences world-wide.

Oil And The End Of Globalization

Once the economy recovers, oil prices will skyrocket -and globalization, as we know it, may end. What will our world look like then, and how will we continue to prosper? Today, almost everything we use is made possible, in some way, by abundantly available oil. But oil reserves are disappearing, never to return. Consequently, international trade and long distance driving, among other things, will become luxuries. But from this new reality, Rubin offers a vital account of how we can all benefit if we act now. In this new world, industries, such as steel and agriculture, will be revitalized; carbon tariffs will increase productivity; mass transit will be rethought; and our communities and the human spirit will be strengthened. Looking to the end of oil, and globalization, Rubin is both passionate and practical in outlining opportunities - opportunities that are endless and endlessly hopeful.

The Future Of Transportation

Jeff Rubin discusses the future of the transportation and logistics sectors in an energy-constrained, low-carbon world, and addresses the long-term market trends key to ensuring sustainable positioning.


Jeff Rubin is represented by K&M Productions. To inquire about Jeff Rubin's speaking schedule, fees & hiring Jeff Rubin as your conference speaker contact us. (Very SERIOUS booking-related inquiries only.)

Testimonials

Jeff was truly fantastic. Very engaged in the conference and stayed to interact with our attendees! Thanks again.

–Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Edmonton Conference

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Jeff was truly fantastic. Very engaged in the conference and stayed to interact with our attendees! Thanks again.

–Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Edmonton Conference

Jeff Rubin is a provocative speaker who brings unparalleled experience, insight and candour to his presentations. Whether speaking about the current economic climate or the impact of energy scarcity and rising oil prices on globalization, he paints a compelling picture of the future - exploring what the new global economy will look like and what it will mean for all of us.

–GlobeInvest Capital Management

We were very pleased with Jeff's presentation. Thanks again.

–Aecon

The book is a great read, and one that should be required for anyone with a long-term interest in Canadian energy, transportation, manufacturing or agriculture.

–Globe & Mail

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