Jeff Rubin has been the top-ranked economist in Canadian financial markets for more than a decade. Throughout his career, Mr. Rubin's work has often been the subject of national headlines and has been instrumental in raising key issues to the national spotlight. Abroad, he is best known for his work on global energy markets, and he has become internationally recognized for his prescient calls on oil prices and their economic impacts. <br> <br> Mr. Rubin stepped down as Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets (a position he held since 1992), to devote his time exclusively to speaking and writing on economic issues. His internationally bestselling book, <em>Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller</em>, published by Random House in the US and Canada and Virgin Books in the UK, has now been published in over 15 countries and in seven different languages. The book recently won Canada’s National Business Book Award and was a runner-up for the <em>Financial Times</em> Business Book of the Year Award. <br> <br> Mr. Rubin’s opinions have been widely reported in the international media. He wrote a widely followed national column in the <em>Globe and Mail</em>, “Ahead of the Curve,” and he has been a fixture on network coverage of the federal budget and other key economic events for almost two decades. He has also made numerous television appearances on ABC, CBS, CNN and CNBC. His opinions and insights have appeared on the front page of the <em>New York Times</em>, as well as in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, <em>Financial Times</em>, <em>BusinessWeek</em>, <em>Newsweek</em> and the <em>Economist</em>. <br> <br> On the podium, Jeff Rubin is a provocative speaker who brings unparalleled experience, insight and candor 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. <br> <br> Jeff Rubin is represented by Speakers’ Spotlight; click <a href="http://www.speakers.ca/rubin_jeff.html" rel="nofollow">here</a> to learn more about Mr. Rubin, and to watch a video excerpt of one of his speeches. Join his <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/Jeff.Rubin.Economist?ref=ts" rel="nofollow">Facebook Fan Page.</a> For more information, visit Jeff’s website, <a href="http://www.jeffrubinssmallerworld.com" rel="nofollow">www.jeffrubinssmallerworld.com</a>.