Daniel Gross


Assistant Professor

Academic Area: Strategy

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Daniel P. Gross is an assistant professor in the Strategy area at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Prior to joining Fuqua, he was on the faculty at Harvard Business School.

His research studies the causes and consequences of innovation, with a three-part research program examining (i) the reasons why firms automate their work, and the effects this has on workers, firms, and labor markets, (ii) the drivers of U.S. leadership in science and technology since World War II and (iii) the use of incentives and other tools in managing creative workers within organizations. A common theme throughout much of Professor Gross' work is the use of history as a lens for understanding opportunities and challenges that firms, consumers, and policymakers face today and into the future.

Professor Gross received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a graduate fellow of the National Science Foundation, the University of California, and the Economic History Association, and spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Business School and the NBER. Prior to graduate school, he worked in management consulting, policy research, and at a high-growth startup that went on to achieve a successful exit.