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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 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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Why We Should Be Concerned About Low Oil Prices
Most people assume that oil prices, and for that matter, other energy prices, will rise as we reach limits.
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The Economy Is Like A Circus
The economy is like a circus. It comes to town, and eventually it leaves. We get paid in tickets. As long as the circus stays, we can use our tickets. The reason it stays in town is because the economy stays in sufficient balance.
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EC Why Energy-Economy Models Produce Overly Optimistic Indications
Whether or not a new economic system can arise to take the place of our existing system remains to be seen. It certainly is a concern.
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EC Raising Interest Rates Can’t End Well
Judging from the problems we are having now, the economy seems to be reaching its limit in the near term. Raising interest rates will tend to push it even further toward its limit, or over the limit.
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EC Oops! The Economy Is Like A Self-Driving Car
The reason why the economy acts like a self-driving car is because the economy is, in physics terms, a dissipative structure. It grows and changes “on its own,” using energy sources available to it.
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Director of Energy Economics
Director of Energy Economics
February 2013 - Present (4 years 5 months)

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

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (6 years 9 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.