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David Ridley

Duke University
The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0120
T: 919.660.3784
E: david.ridley@duke.edu
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Strategy (primary)
Health Sector Management
Department of Economics (secondary)

David Ridley is the Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Associate Professor of the Practice of Business and Economics. He is also the Faculty Director of Duke's Health Sector Management program. In his research, David examines innovation and pricing, especially in health care. David has published in economics journals (Journal of Industrial Economics), medical journals (Journal of the American Medical Association), and scientific journals (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery). He was the lead author of the paper proposing the priority review voucher program to encourage development of drugs and vaccines for neglected diseases. The voucher program became law in the U.S. in 2007 and the market price of vouchers has been as high as $350 million. David teaches in the daytime MBA and executive MBA programs. He received a PhD in economics from Duke University in 2001.