David Gaddis Ross is the R. Perry Frankland Professor at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration. He studies the governance of firms, with a focus on gender issues.
Professor Ross has published extensively in leading business school journals. His research has been featured many times in media like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, The McKinsey Quarterly, Forbes, Huffington Post, Bloomberg, Businessweek, The Sunday Times, and The Economist.
He is also a contributor to PayAnalytics, an interdisciplinary effort by several researchers to help companies address pay equity in their workforces.
Professor Ross received a Ph.D. in economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and a B.S. in computer-science/mathematics and economics from Binghamton University.
Prior to becoming an academic, he worked for over a decade on Wall Street in South Korean country coverage, privatizations, mergers & acquisitions, and regulatory arbitrage.
Highlights of Professor Ross’s research include the following:
- “Why Companies’ Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail” (with David Anderson, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, and Cristian L. Dezső), Harvard Business Review, January 21, 2019.
- “Does Female Representation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation” (with Cristian L. Dezső), Strategic Management Journal, 33, 1072-1089, 2012.