Dr. McCarl's recent research efforts have largely involved policy analysis (mainly in climate change, climate change mitigation, water economics, and biosecurity) as well as the proper application of quantitative methods to such analyses. He teaches graduate courses in applied mathematical programming and applied risk analysis. He was part of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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selected publications
Academic Articles352
  • Yang, Y., Fei, C. J., & McCarl, B. A. (2023). Changes in electrical generator cooling systems: Are they costeffective sources of water now and under climate change?. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association.
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  • Zhang, H., Mu, J. E., McCarl, B. A., & Yu, J. (2022). The impact of climate change on global energy use. MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE. 27(1), 9.
  • Yu, C., McCarl, B. A., & Zhu, J. (2022). Market response to typhoons: The role of information and expectations. SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL. 89(2), 496-521.
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  • Fei, C. J., McCarl, B. A., Yang, Y., Ayana, E. K., Srinivasan, R., Lei, Y., ... Fan, X. (2022). Impacts of climate change on water management. APPLIED ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES AND POLICY. 44(3), 1448-1464.
  • Kim, M., Spreen, T. H., McCarl, B. A., & Fei, C. (2021). Applied Mathematical Programming for Business and Economics. World Scientific Publishing.
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  • Council, N. R., Change, A., Studies, D., & Climate, B. (2010). Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change. National Academies Press.
  • McCarl, B. A., & Yang, Y. (2020). Economics. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus. 129-151. Springer Nature.
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  • Kinne, B., Magee, D., McCarl, B. A., Mohtar, R., Richardson, R. B., Ruddell, B. L., Saundry, P., & Treemore-Spears, L. (2020). Opportunities at the Nexus. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus. 587-611. Springer Nature.
  • Arunanondchai, P., Fei, C., Fisher, A., McCarl, B. A., Wang, W., & Yang, Y. (2018). How does climate change affect agriculture?. The Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Economics. 191-210. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Arunanondchai, P., Fei, C., & McCarl, B. A. (2018). Adaptation in Agriculture. Climate Resilient Agriculture - Strategies and Perspectives. IntechOpen.
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  • McCarl, B. A., & Callaway, J. M. (2018). Carbon Sequestration Through Tree Planting on Agricultural Lands. Soil Management and Greenhouse Effect. 329-350. Taylor & Francis.
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Conference Papers28
  • McCarl, B. A. (2017). Economics, Energy, Climate Change, and Soil Security. GLOBAL SOIL SECURITY. 195-205.
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  • Kung, C., McCarl, B. A., Chen, C., & Chen, L. (2014). Environmental Impact and Bioenergy Potential: Evaluation of Agricultural Commodity and Animal Waste Based Biochar Application on Taiwanese Set-Aside Land. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLIED ENERGY, ICAE2014. 61, 679-682.
  • Koleva, N. G., Schneider, U. A., & McCarl, B. A. (2011). Pesticide externalities from the US agricultural sector - The impact of internalization, reduced pesticide application rates, and climate change. EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE 2010: GLOBAL CHANGE, CLIMATE AND PEOPLE. 6, 153-168.
  • McCarl, B. A., Villavicencio, X., & Wu, X. (2009). Returns to Research and Climate Change: Effects and Adaptation. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 34(3), 543-543.
Repository Documents / Preprints5
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  • Huang, Y., Piriyathanasak, P., Attavanich, W., Fei, C. J., Han, D. B., Jithitikulchai, T., & McCarl, B. A. (2021). Rice, Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, And Feeding The Future.
  • Szulczyk, K., & McCarl, B. A. (2013). Market Penetration of Biodiesel.
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Texas A&M University; Agricultural Economics; 2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124