- 05 Jun
Will we be able to afford commodities in the future?
- Jun 05, 2016
- Commodities, Demand, Exploitation, Reserves, Resources, Supply
We are always exploiting the easiest reserves of everything – coal, oil, gas, copper, or any other commodity. As these reserves are exhausted won’t the cost of extraction from new deeper, more complex deposits increase substantially? Will we be able […]Read more
- 07 Mar
Is the Boom already becoming a Bust and are we Prepared?
- Mar 07, 2016
- Business Cycles, Commodities, Economics, GDP, Iron Ore, Marginal Costs, Prisoner's Dilemma, Producer's Dilemma, Supply
This paper is a shortened form of a public lecture in May-2012 by Ian Runge at the invitation of the University of Queensland School of Economics. The objective was to examine the state of the (then) current resources boom, and […]Read more