About Me

CV (updated December 2020)

I am an academic economist working at the nexus of strategy, economics, and public policy. My research studies the drivers and consequences of innovation, with a three-part program examining the effects of automation on workers, firms, and labor markets; the historical origins of U.S. leadership in science and technology since the second World War; and the use of incentives and other tools in managing creative workers within organizations. My work frequently uses historical examples of industries undergoing significant technological change as a lens into the present and future.

I have a growing body of work that specifically studies crisis innovation policy and strategy, and the effects of crisis R&D efforts on post-crisis innovation, entrepreneurship, industry dynamics, regional economies, and science policy. You can find interviews discussing my ongoing work on these themes here (with Matt Hourihan at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences) and here (with Jim Pethokoukis at the AEIdeas blog).


From 2016 to 2020, I was an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. As of the 2020-2021 academic year, I have joined Duke's Fuqua School of Business.

My email address can be found in my CV. Papers are on my research page.

©2020 by Daniel P. Gross