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.

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS

Why Collapse Occurs; Why It May Not Be Far Away
It is clear to many people that the world economy is now struggling. There is too much debt; young people are having trouble finding jobs that pay well enough; people in poor countries are increasingly more food insecure.
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HH Where Energy Modeling Goes Wrong
There are a huge number of people doing energy modeling. In my opinion, nearly all of them are going astray in their modeling because they don’t understand how the economy really operates.
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2021: More Troubles Likely
Our real problem is an energy problem that we do not have a solution for.
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EC 2020: The Year Things Started Going Badly Wrong
Citizens have not been aware of how “close to the edge” we have been. Low energy prices have been deceptive, but this is what we should expect with collapse.
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Humans Left Sustainability Behind As Hunter-Gatherers
Many people believe that humans can have a sustainable future by using solar panels and wind turbines.
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Energy Is The Economy; Shrinkage In Energy Supply Leads To Conflict
Without adequate energy, the world economy would come to a halt. We are hitting energy limits right now. Energy per capita is already shrinking, and it seems likely to shrink further in the future.
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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
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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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 (8 years 3 months)

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

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (10 years 6 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.