JEFF RUBIN is a Canadian economist and bestselling author. A world-leading expert on trade and energy, and former chief economist and chief strategist at CIBC World Markets, he recently served as a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance founded by Jim Balsillie. His first book, Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, was an international bestseller. The book was the Number 1 bestselling non-fiction book in Canada and won the National Business Book Award, as well as being longlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of the bestsellers, The End of Growth and The Carbon Bubble. His latest book THE EXPENDABLES: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization was a national bestseller.