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Dr. Carey W King performs interdisciplinary research related to how energy systems interact within the economy and environment as well as how our policy and social systems can make decisions and tradeoffs among these often competing factors. The past performance of our energy systems is no guarantee of future returns, yet we must understand the development of past energy systems.  Carey’s research goals center on rigorous interpretations of the past to determine the most probable future energy pathways.

Carey is a Research Scientist at The University of Texas at Austin and Assistant Director at the Energy Institute. He also has affiliations within the Jackson School of Geosciences, the McCombs School of Business, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He has both a B.S. with high honors and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Carey is the author of the book The Economic Superorganism: Beyond the Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth, and Policy.

He has also published technical articles in academic journals such as Ecological Economics, Environmental Science and TechnologyEnvironmental Research LettersNature GeoscienceEnergy PolicySustainability, and Ecology and Society. He has also written commentary for or been interviewed by MarketPlace, American Scientist and Earth magazines, and major newspapers such as the The Hill, Dallas Morning News, Houston ChronicleSan Antonio Express News, and Austin American-Statesman.