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Dr David A. Fleming Munoz

Senior Research Economist


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I am an economist with work experience in Chile, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. I apply different economic and statistical methods to respond to complex research questions and to support multidisciplinary team projects. I aim to develop robust and transparent research approaches that could be replicated and adapted to different contexts.

Most of my work has been published in different economics and multidisciplinary journals. I am currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resources Policy, the most important international journal of minerals policy and economics. Over the years, I have accumulated a diverse pool of research on different discipline areas and topics. Some of these include:

Resource Economics
- Economic impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction (AJARE paper)
- Understanding the "Resource Curse" at subnational levels. Why some regions lag behind? (another paper in AJARE)
- How much an extra hour of sunlight means for a property value? (paper in Regional Science and Urban Economics)

Regional Economics
- Regional vulnerability and economic resilience to decarbonisatsion processes (best 2020 paper published in AJARE)
- Estimation of local job multipliers (paper in Resources Policy)
- Measuring income inequality (published (with code) in the Australian Geographer)
- Slippage effect of land conservation programs (published in Papers in Regional Science)

Agricultural Economics
- Farm productivity and international trade (published in Food Policy)
- Agricultural export risks and projections (Report delivered to the Victoria State Government)
- Agricultural workforce challenges and opportunities in the future (report produced for ABARES)

Development and Behavioral Economics
- Impact of agricultural trade on rural poverty (paper in Agricultural Economics)
- Drivers of household indebtedness in rural areas (forthcoming)
- Behavioural impacts of natural disasters on social capital (in the Journal of Development Studies)

Global Analysis
- Shale gas reservoirs and its threat to urban areas (published in Nature)
- Impact of fossil fuel extraction on welfare (e.g., this paper in Global Environmental Change)

For access to most of my publications, please see my Google Scholar profile

To better reflect my background, I now sign my publications as D. Fleming-Muñoz – I am originally from Chile (ergo, Spanish is my first language).

Current Roles

  • Editor
    Resources Policy

  • Associate Editor
    Land Use Policy

  • Honorary Senior Fellow
    Department of Economics, The University of Queensland

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

  • 2021-

    Best Paper Prize 2020 (lead author) - Australian Journal of Ag. and Res. Economics
    Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and WILEY

  • 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

  • 2021-

    Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Economics, Energy and Environment (invited)

  • 2017-

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

  • 2016-

    Keynote Speaker, Australian Regional Development Conference

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

  • -

    Peer-review provided to 28 different scientific journals

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2016

    President, AARES ACT branch

  • 2010-2011

    President, LAGRASA (Penn State University)


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