Dr David A. Fleming

Senior Research Economist

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David is an applied economist with work experience in Chile, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. His main research area is applied microeconomics with an emphasis on agricultural and resource economics. His interests also include energy futures, regional and development economics, and public policy. David has published in a range of top economics/social science journals and is currently the main Editor of the journal Resources Policy.

David is Chilean (ergo, fluent in Spanish), married to Andrea and father of three very active kids (Rebeca, Alan and Oscar). When not researching, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, watching good movies, and running.

For publications, please see my Google Scholar profile (link below).

Current Roles

  • Editor
    Resources Policy

  • Associate Editor
    Land Use Policy

  • Fellow
    Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD, Applied Economics
    Penn State University (USA)

  • 2008

    MS, Applied Economics
    Penn State University (USA)

  • 2002

    BA, Agricultural Engineering
    Pontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile)

Professional Experiences

  • 2009-2012

    Research Associate
    Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (USA)

  • 2008

    Research analyst
    Economic Research Service, USDA (USA)

  • 2004-2006

    Project officer
    Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism (Chile)

  • 2002-2003

    Profesional Servicio Pais
    Fundacion para la Superacion de la Pobreza (Chile)

Achievements and Awards

  • 2006-2008

    Fulbright Scholar

  • 2010

    Future Leaders Forum Scholarship
    Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development

  • 2010

    The Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Award
    Penn State University

Other highlights

  • 2017

    Keynote Speaker, Chilean Regional Studies Society (SOCHER) Annual Conference

  • 2016

    Keynote Speaker, Australian Regional Development Conference

  • Invited to present in more than 25 seminars/workshops in 12 different countries

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016

    President, AARES ACT branch

  • 2010-2011

    President, LAGRASA (Penn State University)

  • Peer-review provided to 20 different scientific journals


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