Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice
Teaching / Research Interests
Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708
David Ridley is the Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice of Business. 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. He was the lead author of the paper proposing the priority review voucher program to encourage development of drugs for neglected diseases. The voucher program became law in the U.S. in 2007 and created more than a billion dollars in value. David has published in economics journals (Journal of Public Economics), medical journals (Journal of the American Medical Association), and scientific journals (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery). David teaches in the daytime MBA and executive MBA programs. He received a PhD in economics from Duke University in 2001.