Nalin Kulatilaka is Wing Tat Lee Family Professor of Management and a Professor of Finance at the Boston University, School of Management. He serves as the Research Director of Boston University Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy (BUILDE). His current research interests include the economics of business platforms, valuation of early-stage firms, the role of energy intermediaries, technology licensing and financial contracting.


Professor Kulatilaka has published extensively in top academic journals as well as influential managerial publications. His book on this topic,  Real Options: Managing Strategic Investment in an Uncertain World is published by Harvard Business School Press.   He received the Association for Investment Management and Research's Graham and Dodd Award in recognition of outstanding feature articles published in the Financial Analysts Journal, held the Bertil Danielsson Professor (2003) at the Stockholm School of Economics and Gšteborg University, and the Tamkang Chair, at the Tamkang University, Taiwan (1997-1998).  Professor Kulatilaka has addressed a wide range of executive audiences on issues of risk management and real options.  He was the recipient of the 1998 John Russell award for excellence in executive teaching.


Professor Kulatilaka holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Imperial College, London), a S.M. in Decision and Control (Harvard University), and a Ph.D. in Economics/Finance (MIT).