Ingrid Bryan is professor emerita in the Department of Economics at Ryerson University. Born in Sweden, she emigrated to Canada in 1967 after undergraduate studies in Sweden, The United States and England. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton and spent most of her academic career at Ryerson University, Toronto where she served as chair of the department and dean of arts. Initially specializing in international trade and transportation, she has authored two previous books: Economic Policies in Canada and Canada in the New Global Economy, as well as academic articles on transportation and trade. However, more recently her research has concentrated on problems of global resource use. Are We Running Out? is the result.