Researcher writer at OurFiniteWorld.com
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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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Why It (Sort Of) Makes Sense For The US To Impose Tariffs
As long as the world economy is growing rapidly, it makes sense for countries to cooperate with each other.
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The Climate Change Story Is Half True
The climate is indeed changing. But the world economy has no real option of using significantly less energy, because the economy tends to collapse when there isn't enough.
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The True Feasibility Of Moving Away From Fossil Fuels
One of the great misconceptions of our time is the belief that we can move away from fossil fuels if we make suitable choices on fuels.
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A Different View Of Venezuela’s Energy Problems
Venezuela seems to be the canary in the coal mine with respect to where oil exporters are headed. Other countries will want to push them out of oil production, so as to try to raise prices for themselves.
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Have We Already Passed World Peak Oil And World Peak Coal?
Most people expect that our signal of an impending reduction in world oil or coal production will be high prices. Looking at historical data, this is precisely the opposite of the correct price signal
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EC How The Peak Oil Story Could Be “Close,” But Not Quite Right
What is right about the Peak Oil story, and what is misleading or wrong? Let’s look at a few of the pieces.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

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
OILB iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio
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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Have We Already Passed World Peak #Oil And World Peak #Coal? more
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PERSONAL BLOG

Latest Posts
Introduction To The “World’s Fragile Economic Condition”
I will be giving a presentation to a group of casualty actuaries on September 17 called “The World’s Fragile Economic Condition.”
Supplemental Energy Puts Humans In Charge
Energy is a subject that is greatly misunderstood.

Work Experience

Director of Energy Economics
Director of Energy Economics
February 2013 - Present (6 years 4 months)

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

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (8 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

Publications

Our Finite World
Gail Tverberg
Gail Tverberg

Exploring how oil limits affect the economy.