Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

David Gross

Senior Instructor • Finance

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David M. Gross, Ph.D. is a Senior Instructor of Finance at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Gross was born and raised in New York City. He received his BA in Economics from New York University. After a stint as a derivatives trader, Dr. Gross received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Fordham University. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. His research work was in market structure, information asymmetry and price formation. His work examined the ability of market procedures to assimilate exogenous information shocks.

Dr. Gross started teaching finance part-time at the Leeds School of Business in 1996 and has been teaching at the Leeds School full-time since 2002. Dr. Gross teaches in both the M.B.A and undergraduate programs at Leeds. His teaching interests include security and investment portfolio risk analysis, and fixed income and derivative securities and markets. Dr. Gross also teaches the sophomore-level Introductory Finance core course at the Leeds School.

Dr. Gross is a partner at Social Venture Partners of Boulder County through which he provides financial consulting and seminars in financial management to Boulder County non-profits. Dr. Gross is member of the Foothills United Way Investment Advisory Committee and is the past treasurer of a Boulder-based non-profit medical clinic. Dr. Gross also consults in the area of derivatives and the management of portfolio risk and business risk.


Teaching Interests

  • Financial Institutions Risk Measurement and Risk Management, Derivative Securities, Portfolio Theory and Investment Management, Introductory and Advanced Corporate Finance


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Colorado
  • MBA, Fordham University
  • BA, Economics, New York University
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