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 Articles320
  • Wang, M., McCarl, B., Wei, H., & Shiva, L. (2021). Unintended Consequences of Agricultural Participation in Voluntary Carbon Markets: Their Nature and Avoidance. Complexity. 2021, 1-17.
  • Rhodes, L. A., & McCarl, B. A. (2020). An Analysis of Climate Impacts on Herbicide, Insecticide, and Fungicide Expenditures. Agronomy. 10(5), 745-745.
  • Thayer, A. W., Vargas, A. M., Lacher, T. E., & McCarl, B. A. (2020). Disconnect within Agriculture and Ecosystem Climate Effects, Adaptations and Policy. Climate. 8(5), 63-63.
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  • Rhodes, L. A., & McCarl, B. A. (2020). The Value of Ocean Decadal Climate Variability Information to United States Agriculture. Atmosphere. 11(4), 318-318.
  • 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 International Publishing.
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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 International Publishing.
  • 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. Routledge.
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  • Arunanondchai, P., Fei, C., & McCarl, B. A. (2018). Adaptation in Agriculture. Climate Resilient Agriculture - Strategies and Perspectives. InTech.
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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. CRC Press.
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Conference Papers28
  • Adams, R. M., Chang, C., McCarl, B. A., & Callaway, J. M. (2019). The Role of Agriculture in Climate Change: A Preliminary Evaluation of Emission-Control Strategies. ECONOMIC ISSUES IN GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE. 273-287.
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  • McCarl, B. A. (2017). Economics, Energy, Climate Change, and Soil Security. GLOBAL SOIL SECURITY. 195-205.
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  • 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. Procedia Environmental Sciences. 6, 153-161.
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Texas A&M University; Agricultural Economics; 2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124