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Research Scientist in Digital Economics, CSIRO

Dr Todd Sanderson is a research scientist in digital economy with CSIRO’s Data61. His current work focuses on applying economics to design and build digital market platforms which could trade such diverse goods as carbon credits or data. Other key projects involve developing methods to measure and value economic resilience, which attempts to quantify the interactiions of biophysical and socio-economic systems.

Todd completed his PhD in applied economics in 2011 with a focus on international trade and climate change, and quickly developed interests in almost every other area of economics except international trade. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, notably “A Real Options Analysis of Australia Wheat Production Under Climate Change” which attracted the 2016 award for best article in the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Todd is also a Research fellow with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture at the University of Sydney. He is sometimes spotted eating smashed avocado (+feta) because he cannot afford to buy a house.


  • –present
    Research Scientist in Digital Economics, CSIRO


  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, PhD, Applied Economics