Nalin Kulatilaka

Professor (Questrom-Finance)

  • Title Professor (Questrom-Finance)
  • Office 595 Commonwealth Avenue Room 536
  • Phone 617-353-4603
  • Education PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982

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, Questrom, Boston University.

His 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.

CISE Affiliation
Affiliated Faculty
Research Areas
Energy Systems

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