Daniel P. Gross is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School.
His research interests primarily lie at the nexus of economic history and the economics of innovation. In recent and ongoing research, he is studying (i) historical episodes of automation in important occupations and industries, their causes, and their effects on workers, firms, and local labor markets, and (ii) the long-run effects of the U.S. scientific war effort in World War II on the direction and geography of U.S. invention and on public support for science, with an eye towards the lessons the experience offers for science policy today. In other recent research, he has studied the effects of incentives and feedback in managing creative workers within organizations. His research on creativity has been featured in The New York Times.
He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and 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.