The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin, 58, Economist, Author

While chief economist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for more than 20 years, he was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000. In his bestseller in 2009, Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, he looked at the global economy when you took away cheap oil. His follow-up, The End of Growth, which he discussed at this year’s ideacity, is a dissertation on what the end of cheap oil means to the economy. “Far from the apocalypse that economists fear, the end of growth may just be what in the end sustains us in an increasingly finite world.”