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 Raising Interest Rates To Reduce Inflation May Work Out Very Badly
Most people do not understand that the world economy is a physics-based system, powered by energy. If the energy is suddenly much less available, there will be a huge problem.
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Is The Debt Bubble Supporting The World Economy In Danger Of Collapsing?
The economy may be headed for an incredibly hard landing because of the inter-relationship between interest rates and energy prices, and the important role energy plays in powering the economy.
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The World Has A Major Crude Oil Problem; Expect Conflict Ahead
World crude oil production has been falling behind needed levels since 2019.
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No One Will Win In The Russia-Ukraine Conflict
We are basically dealing with a no-win situation. No matter what the outcome, the world economy will be worse off after the fighting stops.
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Limits To Green Energy Are Becoming Much Clearer
It is becoming clear that modelers who encouraged the view that a smooth transition to wind, solar, and hydroelectric is possible have missed some important points.
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2022: Energy Limits Are Likely To Push The World Economy Into Recession
World oil supplies are unlikely to rise very rapidly in 2022 because of depletion and inadequate reinvestment. Even if oil prices rise higher in the first part of 2022, this action cannot offset years of underinvestment.
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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 NFI Group Inc.
OIL 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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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 (9 years 7 months)

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

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (11 years 10 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.