David Blaine Ridley

David Blaine Ridley

Professor of the Practice of Business Adminstration

External Address: 
100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0120
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90120, 100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0120
Phone: 
(919) 660-3784

David Ridley is the Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice of Business Administration. 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 the market price of vouchers has been more than $100 million. 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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2001
  • M.A., Duke University 1995
  • B.A., University of Missouri at Columbia 1993