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James Hamilton


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James Hamilton

James is the Editor of Econbrowser – a popular economics blog that Analyses current economic conditions and policy.

Latest articles from James

  • Low Oil Prices Could Point To A More Serious Problem

    Published 15 December 2014 | viewed 20,398 times

    West Texas Intermediate sold for $105 a barrel at the start of July, but ended last week at $58. The most important factor has been…

  • The Oil Glut And An Inevtiable Oil Price Rebound

    Published 01 December 2014 | viewed 21,215 times

    The world is awash in oil, I’m hearing. The problem is, it’s fairly expensive oil. Take for example Canada. The country that has managed to…

  • What Low Oil Prices Mean For The U.S. Economy

    Published 24 November 2014 | viewed 18,417 times

    For the last 4 years, the national average retail price of gasoline in the United States stayed within a range of $3.25-$4.00 a gallon. But…

  • How And When Will Saudi Arabia Respond To Low Oil Prices?

    Published 20 October 2014 | viewed 14,083 times

    Oil prices (along with prices of many other commodities) have fallen dramatically since last summer. Some observers are waiting to see if Saudi Arabia responds…

  • How Long Can U.S. Production Survive Low Oil Prices?

    Published 13 October 2014 | viewed 18,891 times

    For the last 3 years, European Brent has mostly traded in a range of $100-$120 with West Texas intermediate selling at a $5 to $20…

  • The Changing Face of World Oil Markets

    Published 23 July 2014 | viewed 8,851 times

    Here’s the introduction to a new paper I just finished:This year the oil industry celebrated its 155th birthday, continuing a rich history of booms, busts…

  • Keeping Oil Production From Falling

    Published 21 July 2014 | viewed 6,954 times

    Production flows from a given oil field naturally decline over time, but we keep trying harder and technology keeps improving. Which force is winning the…

  • Iraq, oil markets, and the U.S. economy

    Published 16 June 2014 | viewed 8,007 times

    The group is calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or ISIS.…

  • Commodity Prices and Resource Scarcity

    Published 02 June 2014 | viewed 5,819 times

    How has the world managed to increase both population and living standards on a finite planet?A key feature of raw commodities is that they are…

  • US Shale Dealt a Blow as Oil Majors Struggle to Turn a Profit

    Published 07 October 2013 | viewed 14,864 times

    Newly exploited tight oil formations account for more than 100% of the increase in U.S. field production of crude oil since 2005. But that doesn't…

  • How Events in Syria Affect the Global Oil Markets

    Published 09 September 2013 | viewed 16,176 times

    The growing likelihood [1], [2], [3] of U.S. military action in Syria seems to be one factor in the recent sharp rise in oil prices.Source:…

  • Getting Used to High Oil Prices

    Published 02 September 2013 | viewed 17,996 times

    We've been seeing oil over $100 a barrel and gasoline above $3.40 a gallon for much of the last 3 years. Those prices would have…

  • Peak Oil is Dead! How Accurate have Past Predictions Been?

    Published 04 April 2013 | viewed 14,302 times

    "Peak oil is dead," Rob Wile declared last week. Colin Sullivan says it has "gone the way of the Flat Earth Society", writing:Those behind the…

  • Why Have US Carbon Emissions Declined so Much?

    Published 27 March 2013 | viewed 6,509 times

    Emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption in the United States have fallen remarkably since 2008, with recent levels the lowest since 1995. Here…

  • The EIA Says Now is the Time to Drop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Published 05 March 2013 | viewed 5,395 times

    With domestic oil production soaring, and petroleum and coal sector profits rising at a rapid clip, now seems the right time to cut back on…

  • Crude Oil Pipelines Planned for the Future

    Published 18 February 2013 | viewed 13,078 times

    The EIA last week released a nice summary of planned additional U.S. pipeline capacity.The reversal of the Seaway Pipeline began last May to carry 150,000…

  • Analyzing Changes in WTI, Brent, and Gasoline Prices

    Published 16 February 2013 | viewed 9,636 times

    Here I comment on some recent developments affecting the prices of WTI, Brent, and gasoline.West Texas Intermediate is a particular grade of crude oil whose…

  • If Oil Production is Growing Why are Pump Prices not Falling?

    Published 11 February 2013 | viewed 14,982 times

    Those who have been told that oil production is booming may be wondering why the prices of oil and gasoline are climbing again.Price of Brent…

  • Where to Invest in 2013

    Published 05 February 2013 | viewed 5,582 times

    With the stock market setting new 5-year highs, I was interested to take another look at some of the long-term fundamentals underlying equity values.On the…

  • Is the U.S. Energy Boom being Oversold?

    Published 19 December 2012 | viewed 5,742 times

    I attended the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco two weeks ago at which I heard a very interesting presentation by David Hughes of…

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