For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He has served on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. He also serves on the board of the Glenbow Museum.