This seminar focuses on the economics of energy. How does the economic way of thinking help us understand the energy market, and recent events like the California blackouts. I discuss the content of the economics of energy chapter in my forthcoming textbook, Principles of Economics, and how marginal analysis can help us understand the limitations of unreliable energy sources, as well as the world’s continued reliance on hydrocarbons for energy.

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My paper on the economics of energy and Bitcoin mining.

Global energy production composition, 1900-2016:



Alex Epstein’s website, based on his excellent book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Michael Schellenberger’s book: Apocalypse Never

Alex and Michael’s recent interview on the California energy crisis.

Global Warming Policy Foundation report finds UK consumers face £2-3 Billion Annual Bill To Prevent Green Energy Blackouts.

Report on Germany’s renewables threatening its grid and economy

Ball and Lee, Energy Aftermath

NYU Colloquium on Market Institutions and Economic Processes

Think Markets, the blog of the NYU Colloquium

Robert Breedlove’s blog

Robert Breedlove’s interview with Stephan Livera where they discuss Mises’ contribution to Bitcoin