Daniel P. Gross is an assistant professor of business administration in the Strategy Unit. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Business School and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Gross studies topics in the economics of innovation, with a research program focused on technological innovation and the management of creative workers within organizations. In recent work, he has studied the effects of competition on individuals' creative production, the drivers of technology diffusion, and the impacts of technology standards on economic activity. A common theme throughout Professor Gross' work is how competition shapes strategic choices in innovation, and the resulting implications for firms, consumers, and policymakers. His research has been featured in The New York Times.
Professor Gross received his PhD 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 where he won awards for his research and teaching. Prior to graduate school, he worked in policy research, management consulting, and at a high-growth startup that went on to achieve a successful exit.