Dr. McCarl is a University Distinguished Professor and a Regents Professor at Texas A&M University in Agricultural Economics Department.
Dr. McCarl is author of over 250 refereed articles, of which over 80 relate to biofuels and climate change.
He has been involved with cost benefit modeling of biofuels, greenhouse gas mitigation, climate change along with agricultural, forest, and natural resource policies for over three decades, during which he has been funded by many agencies.
Among other activities he recently was or is:
- Agricultural sector modeling economic analyst on the US Government appraisal on the EISA Renewable Fuel Standard Rule.
- Lead author on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group III, Agricultural Mitigation Chapter a part of the IPCC effort that was awarded 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Appointed Lead author on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II, Economics of Adaptation Chapter
- A member on the EPA team designing rules for CO2 accounting from stationary sources.
- Member of the USDA/DOE Biomass Technical Advisory Committee.