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Jeffrey Rubin

Class of 1977 – BA, Innis

Jeffrey Rubin is the number one bestselling author of Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller. He was the Chief Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets where he worked for over 20 years.  Rubin was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000 and is now one of the world’s most sought-after energy experts.

Prior to joining CIBC World Markets in 1988, Mr. Rubin was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Finance where he oversaw economic forecasting. 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. The largest fund managers in North America, Europe and the Far East value his expertise in Canadian debt and equity markets. He wrote a national column in the Globe and Mail, Ahead of the Curve, for over four years and he frequently appears as a network commentator on the economy, financial markets, and federal budgets. When not forecasting, Mr. Rubin is an avid outdoorsman who has enjoyed trekking in the Himalayas and whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River in Africa. Mr. Rubin lives in Toronto with his wife and their two children


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