Nalin Kulatilaka

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PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management
Professor of Finance
School of Management
Co-Director of CEESI

Contact Information:

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 536
617-353-4603
nalink at bu.edu

Research interests:

  • Contract design, financing and business models for clean technology adoption.

Courses taught:

GSM FE 817 Clean Energy Services: Financial Models and Incentive Structures

Abbreviated CV:

Nalin Kulatilaka is Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management and Professor of Finance in the School of Management at Boston University. He serves as the co-director of Boston University’s Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative.

His current research interests include the role of financial markets in directing investments to clean energy technologies.  Professor Kulatilaka has published over 75 papers in scholarly journals and in a wide range of topics real options, economics of business platforms, valuation of early-stage firms, role of energy intermediaries, technology licensing and financial contracting.  His book, Real Options: Managing Strategic Investment in an Uncertain World, has received wide acclaim from both academic and practitioner worlds.

Nalin received the Association for Investment Management and Research’s Graham and Dodd Award for the outstanding feature article published in the Financial Analysts Journal, held the Bertil Danielsson Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and Göteborg University in Sweden, and the Tamkang Chair at the Tamkang University in Taiwan.

Professor Kulatilaka actively engages in activities outside academia: He advises corporations and international organizations on a variety of issues relating to financial valuation and technology strategy.  He has been a featured speaker at international conferences, is the co-founder of FirstFuel, serves on advisory boards of EnergyPoints and WattzOn, and the board of Assette.

Nalin received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, a Master’s degree in Decision and Control Engineering from Harvard University and a PhD in Economics and Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.