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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 2017: The Year The World Economy Starts Coming Apart
Whether or not the “coming apart” process started in 2016, in my opinion we are going to see many more steps in this direction in 2017.
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EROEI Calculations For Solar PV Are Misleading
The type of EROEI we generally hear about today is what I would call “energy return on fossil fuel energy invested. What should be done next in the energy industry?
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What Has Gone Wrong With Oil Prices, Debt, And GDP Growth?
The situation everywhere may very well be that growth is a temporary phenomenon. Rapid growth occurs for a while, but then it fades away. When it fades away, inflation tends to shift to deflation.
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EC The Energy Problem Behind Trump’s Election
Behind the election is an energy problem that leads to low wages for many workers in the US, and high unemployment rates in the European Union.
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EC How Researchers Could Miss The Real Energy Story
We have been telling a fairly different energy story from most energy researchers. How could we possibly be correct? What have other researchers been missing?
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Why Energy Prices Are Ultimately Headed Lower; What The IMF Missed
We have already reached the corresponding drop in commodity prices that comes with diminishing returns, because fewer non-elite workers are able to buy goods made with commodities, and because of the higher US dollar.
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ACGPF Accell Group NV Heerenveen
AMRC Ameresco Inc.
BGC General Cable Corporation
CCJ Cameco Corporation
COP ConocoPhillips
CVX Chevron Corporation
DTO DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN
FF FutureFuel Corp.
HASI Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
JXI iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund
MCQPF CAPSTONE INFRAS CORP
MIXT MiX Telematics Limited
NFYEF NEW FLYER INDS INC
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN
PBW PowerShares Exchange-Traded Funds Trust
PW Power Reit
PW-PA Power REIT 7.75% Series A Cumul
SU Suncor Energy Inc.
TRSWF TransAlta Renewables Inc.
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
XOI NYSE ARCA OIL & GAS INDEX
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
YLCO Global X YieldCo Index ETF
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Director of Energy Economics
Director of Energy Economics
February 2013 - Present (4 years)

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

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (6 years 4 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

Publications

Our Finite World
Gail Tverberg
Gail Tverberg

Exploring how oil limits affect the economy.