Dr David Fleming-Muñoz is an economist with work experience in Chile, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. He applies different economic and statistical methods to respond to complex research questions and to support multidisciplinary team projects. He aims to develop robust and transparent research approaches that could be replicated and adapted to different contexts.

Most of his work has been published in different economics and multidisciplinary journals. He is currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Resources Policy, the most important international journal of minerals policy and economics.

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CSIRO email: David.Fleming@csiro.au


  • PhD, Applied Economics, The Pennsylvania State University (USA), 2012
  • MS, Applied Economics (Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics Program) The Pennsylvania State University (USA), 2008
  • BA, Agricultural Engineering (major in Agricultural Economics) Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile), 2002

Professional appointments

Current appointments

  • Senior research economist, CSIRO (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, Department of Economics, The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Editor-in-chiefResources Policy

Past appointments

  • Research fellow, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research (Wellington, New Zealand), 2016–2018
  • Research analyst, The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA), 2007–2012
  • Summer intern, Economic Research Service (ERS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Washington, DC), 2007


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

1. Owen, S., Noy, I., Pástor-Paz, J., and Fleming, D. (2021). Measuring the Impact of Insurance on Recovery after Extreme Weather Events Using Nightlights. Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance.

2. Atienza, M., Fleming-Muñoz, D., & Aroca, P. (2021). Territorial development and mining. Insights and challenges from the Chilean case. Resources Policy, 70, 101812.

3. Fleming-Muñoz, D., Poruschi, L., Measham, T., Meyers, J. and M. Moglia (2020). Economic Vulnerability and Regional Implications of a Low Carbon-emissions Future. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 64 (3), 575–604

4. Fleming-Muñoz, D., Preston, K. and A. Arratia-Solar (2020). Value and Impact of Publicly Funded Climate Change Agricultural Mitigation Research: Insights from New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production 248, 119249

5. Measham, T., Marcos-Martinez, R., Poruschi, L., and D. Fleming-Muñoz (2020). Lessons from 5 Years of GISERA Economic Research. The APPEA Journal 60 (1), 34-40

6. Pastor-Paz, J., Noy, I., Sin, I., Sood, A., Fleming-Muñoz, D. and S. Owen. (2020). Projecting the Effect of Climate Change on Residential Property Damages Caused by Extreme Weather Events. Journal of Environmental Management 276, 111012

7. Atienza, M., Fleming-Muñoz, D., and P. Aroca (2020). Territorial Development and Mining. Insights and Challenges from the Chilean Case. Resources Policy 101812.

8. Jara-Rojas, R., Russy, S., Roco, L., Fleming-Muñoz, D., & Engler, A. (2020). Factors Affecting the Adoption of Agroforestry Practices: Insights from Silvopastoral Systems of Colombia. Forests 11(6), 648

9. Measham, T., Walton, A., Graham, P., and D. Fleming-Muñoz (2019). Living with Resource Booms and Busts: Employment Scenarios and Resilience to Unconventional Gas Cyclical Effects in Australia. Energy Research & Social Science 56, 101221

10. Marcos-Martinez, R., Measham, T. and D. Fleming-Muñoz (2019). Economic Impacts of Early Unconventional Gas Mining: Lessons from the Coal Seam Gas Industry in New South Wales. Energy Policy 125, 338–346

11. Goetz, S. J., Davlasheridze, M., Han, Y., and D. Fleming-Muñoz (2019). Explaining the 2016 Vote for President Trump across US Counties. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 41 (4), 703-722

12. Fleming, D., Grimes, A., Lebreton, L., Maré, D. and P. Nunns (2018). Valuing Sunshine. Regional Science and Urban Economics 68, 268–276

13. Paredes, D., Soto, J. and D. Fleming (2017). Wage Compensation for fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/driveout Commuters. Papers in Regional Science 97 (4), 1337–1354

14. Measham, T., Fleming, D. and H. Schandl (2016). A Conceptual Model of the Socioeconomic Impacts of Unconventional Fossil Fuel Extraction. Global Environmental Change 36, 101–110 D. Fleming-Muñoz | 2021 3

15. Foran, T., Fleming, D., Spandonide, B., Williams, R. and D. Race (2016). Understanding Energy-related Regimes: A Participatory Approach from Central Australia. Energy Policy 91, 315–324

16. Li, M., Goetz, S., Partridge, M. and D. Fleming (2016). Location Determinants of High-growth Firms. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 28 (1-2), 97–125

17. Fleming, D., Measham, T. and D. Paredes (2015). Understanding the Resource Curse (or Blessing) across National and Regional Scales: Theory, Empirical Challenges and an Application. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 59 (4), 624–639

18. Fleming, D. and T. Measham (2015). Local Economic Impacts of an Unconventional Energy Boom: The Coal Seam Gas Industry in Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 59 (1), 78–94

19. Fleming, D. and T. Measham (2015). Income Inequality across Australian Regions during the Mining Boom: 2001-2011. Australian Geographer 46 (2), 201–214

20. Measham, T. and D. Fleming (2014). Socio-economics: Assess Benefits and Costs of Shale Energy. Nature 510 (7506), 473

21. Fleming, D., Chong, A. and D. Bejarano (2014). Trust and Reciprocity in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters. Journal of Development Studies 20 (11), 1482–1493

22. Fleming, D. and T. Measham (2014). Local Job Multipliers of Mining. Resources Policy 41, 9–15

23. Fleming, D. (2014). Slippage Effects of Land‐Based Policies: Evaluating the Conservation Reserve Program Using Satellite Imagery. Papers in Regional Science 93 (S1), 167–178

24. Measham, T. and D. Fleming (2014). Impacts of Unconventional Gas Development on Rural Community Decline. Journal of Rural Studies 36, 376–385

25. Fleming, D. and D. Abler (2013). Does Agricultural Trade affect Productivity? Evidence from Chilean Farms. Food Policy 41, 11–17

26. Goetz, S., Fleming, D. and A. Rupasingha (2012). The Economic Impacts of Self-employment. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44 (3), 315–321

27. Fleming, D. and S. Goetz (2011). Does Local Firm Ownership Matter? Economic Development Quarterly 25 (3), 277–281

28. Fleming, D., Abler, D. and S. Goetz (2010). Agricultural Trade and Poverty in Chile: A Spatial Analysis of Product Tradability. Agricultural Economics 41 (6), 545–553

29. Kinsella, J., Goetz, S., Partridge, M., Deller, S. and D. Fleming (2010). Evaluating RD Policies for Social and Human Capital Development. EuroChoices 9 (1), 42–47

30. Goetz, S., Partridge, M., Deller, S. and D. Fleming (2010). Evaluating U.S. Rural Entrepreneurship Policy. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy 40 (1), 20–33 D. Fleming-Muñoz | 2021 4

Working papers and refereed reports, select:

1. Fleming-Muñoz, D., Poruschi, L., Walton, A., McCrea, R. and P. Grubnic (2021). H2 Progress Indicators and Measures of Success: Data Collection and Analysis. CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia.

2. Williams, L., Capon, T., Fleming-Muñoz, D., van Wensveen, M. and R. Williams (2021). Impact assessment approach: ACIAR-funded soil restoration projects in post-tsunami Aceh. CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia

3. Fleming-Muñoz, D., Poruschi, L., Marcos Martinez R, Measham T, Wu W (2020). Exports 2030: Victorian Food and Fibre Exports Trends and Projections. Report prepared for the Victoria Government. CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia

4. Wen, W., McCallister, R., Fleming-Muñoz, D., Poruschi, L., et al. (2020). Delivering Trusted Australian Agrifood Exports and Boosting Value: The Role of Research and Development. CSIRO. Canberra, Australia

5. Wu, W., Dawson, D., Fleming-Muñoz, D., Schleiger, E. and J. Horton (2019). The Future of Australia’s Agricultural Workforce. CSIRO Data61. Brisbane, Australia

6. Almeida, A., Penton, D., Rocha, A., Fleming, D., et al. (2019). State of the Water Resources in the Kamala Basin. CSIRO and WECS, Nepal

7. Capon, T., Fleming-Muñoz, D., Gorddard, R., Langrené, N., O’Connell, D., Wynn, K., Reeson, A. and P. Toscar (2019). Risk Analysis in Complex Systems for Energy Security. Prepared for the Department of Environment and Energy. CSIRO. ACT, Australia

8. Fleming, D., Cook, S., Pert, P. and N. Lazarow (2019). Leading Practice Approaches to Triple Bottom Line Outcomes and Market Potential of the CLARA Strategic Business Case. CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia

9. Fleming, D., Kerr, S. and E. Lou (2019). Cows, Cash and Climate: Low Stocking Rates, Highperforming Cows, Emissions and Profitability across New Zealand Farms. Motu Working Paper 19-11. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Wellington, New Zealand

10. Cortés-Acosta, S., Fleming, D., Henry, L., Lou, E., Owen, S. and B. Small (2019). Identifying Barriers to Adoption of “No-cost” Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Practices in Pastoral Systems. Motu Working Paper 19-10. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Wellington, New Zealand

11. Fleming, D., Brown, P., Cortés-Acosta, S., de Klein, C., Dynes, R., Kerr, S., Knook, J. and B. Small (2019). No-cost Agricultural Mitigation Practices. Motu Note #36. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Wellington, New Zealand

12. Fleming, D., Noy, I., Pastor-Paz, J. and S. Owen (2018). Public Insurance and Climate Change (part one): Past Trends in Weather-Related Insurance in New Zealand. Motu Working Paper 18-09. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Wellington, New Zealand

13. Dorner, Z., Djanibekov, U., Soliman, T., Stroombergen, A., Kerr, S., Fleming, D., Cortes-Acosta, S. and S. Greenhalgh (2018). Land-use Change as a Mitigation Option for Climate Change. Report to the Biological Emissions Reference Group of the Ministry for Primary Industries. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Wellington, New Zealand D. Fleming-Muñoz | 2021 5

14. Hendy, J., Ausseil, A-G., Bain, I., Blanc, E., Fleming, D., et al. (2018). Land-use modelling in New Zealand: Current practice and future needs. Motu Working Paper 18-16. Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust. Wellington, New Zealand

15. Taylor, B., Walton, A., Loechel, B., Measham, T. and D. Fleming (2017). Strategic Foresight for Regional Australia. Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia

16. Fleming, D., Cai, Y., Graham, P. and T. Measham (2016). Evaluating Economic Models to Forecast Regional Socioeconomic Impacts Generated by Unconventional Fossil Fuel Extraction. Project report for the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA), CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia

17. Moffat, K., Boughen, N., Zhang, A., Lacey, N., Fleming, D. and K. Uribe (2014). Chilean Attitudes toward Mining, Citizen Survey – 2014 Results. Mineral Resources Flagship report, CSIRO. Brisbane, Australia

18. Fleming, D. (2013). Assessing Regional Economic Impacts across a Mining Boom Country: Australia, 2001–2011. Refereed proceedings of the 2nd Social Responsibility in Mining conference. Santiago, Chile

19. Fleming, D. and T. Measham (2013). Disentangling the Natural Resources Curse: National and Regional Socioeconomic Impacts of Resource Windfalls. Selected paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s 2013 AAEA & CAES joint annual meeting. Washington, USA

20. Brown, J., Goetz, S. and D. Fleming (2012). Multifunctional Agriculture and Farm Viability in the United States. Selected paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s 2012 annual meeting. Seattle, USA

21. Fleming, D. (2012). On the Importance of Social Capital in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters: An Empirical Investigation of the 2010 Chilean Earthquake. LACEEP Working Paper Series WP41. Turrialba, Costa Rica

22. Fleming, D., McGranahan, D. and S. Goetz (2009). Natural Amenities and Rural Development: The Role of Land–Based Policies in the U.S. Rural Development Paper No. 45, The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. University Park, USA