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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 The Approaching US Energy-Economic Crisis
Neither China nor Saudi Arabia obtains as much economic growth, relative to its energy expenditures, as does the US. In order to make sense of what is happening, we need to look at the world total.
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Why Oil Prices Can’t Bounce Very High; Expect Deflation Instead
It is quite possible that oil prices will bounce back up to $80 or even $100 per barrel, for a short time. But if they rise very high, for very long, there will be adverse impacts on other segments of the economy.
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EC World GDP In Current U.S. Dollars Seems To Have Peaked; This Is A Problem
What has been concerning for the last couple of years is that World GDP is no longer growing robustly. In fact, it may even have started shrinking, with 2014 being the peak year.
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Researchers Have Been Underestimating The Cost Of Wind And Solar
How should electricity from wind turbines and solar panels be evaluated? Should it be evaluated as if these devices are stand-alone devices? Or because of intermittency and other factors,should we recognize the need for supporting services?
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The Next Financial Crisis Is Not Far Away
We should expect financial collapse quite soon–perhaps as soon as the next few months. Our problem is energy related, but not in the way that most Peak Oil groups describe. It's more related to the election of President Trump and to the Brexit vote.
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EC Falling Interest Rates Have Postponed “Peak Oil”
When interest rates fall, debt levels tend to rise. This happens because expensive goods such as homes, cars, and factories become more affordable. Thus, falling interest rates are very closely associated with rising debt levels.
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Director of Energy Economics
Director of Energy Economics
February 2013 - Present (4 years 9 months)

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

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (7 years 1 month)

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.