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Gail Tverberg is a researcher on subjects related to energy and the economy. Her background is as actuary, who did financial modeling for insurance companies, so she brings a different perspective to the question of how limits of a finite world affect the economy.

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EC Why Oil Prices Can’t Rise Very High, For Very Long
Oil prices are now as high as they have been for three years. The world economy cannot withstand high prices for any of these resources for very long.
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Why The Standard Model Of Future Energy Supply Doesn’t Work
The most prevalent view regarding future oil supply, as well as total energy supply, seems to be fairly closely related to that expressed by Peak Oilers.
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Our Latest Oil Predicament
Oil shortages, and energy shortages, in general, have a multitude of adverse impacts on economies.
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EC Raising Interest Rates Is Like Starting A Fission Chain Reaction
Economies, below a certain “stall speed,” cannot repay debt with interest, and cannot hope to provide entrepreneurs with an adequate return on investment. Our low rate of growth is already close to this stall speed.
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Will The World Economy Continue To “Roll Along” In 2018?
The world economy badly needs rising energy consumption per capita. Plans to raise interest rates and sell QE securities, when the economy is already “at the edge,” are playing with fire.
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The Depression Of The 1930s Was An Energy Crisis
Even back in the 1820 to 1900 period, world per capita energy had gradually risen as an increasing amount of coal was used.
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Director of Energy Economics
Director of Energy Economics
February 2013 - Present (5 years 4 months)

Provide view of future energy economics, and how space solar will fit in.

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (7 years 8 months)

Author of educational web site which offers a broad perspective on the challenges we are facing in energy, mineral extraction, food, population, climate, and financial areas, as we reach world limits. The focus of the site is on original research, particularly related to energy and the economy.

Contributor--Editor
TheOilDrum.com
June 2007 - September 2013 (6 years 5 months)

Helped select and edit articles appearing on the energy website, The Oil Drum. Authored many articles under the name "Gail the Actuary."

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
MS
1968 / 1970
Mathematics

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Our Finite World
Gail Tverberg
Gail Tverberg

Exploring how oil limits affect the economy.