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    PH D, MIT, Economics, 1982.

    MS, Harvard University, Decision and Control, 1977.

    BSC, Imperial College, Electrical Engineering, 1976.

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      Kulatilaka, N., Vakili, P., & Leonardo, S. (2014). Reallocating risks and returns to scale up adoption of distributed electricity resources. Energy Policy, 69, 566-574.

      Kolodziej, M., Kaufmann, R., Kulatilaka, N., Bicchetti, D., & Maystre, N. (2015). Crude oil: Commodity or financial asset?. Energy Economics, 46, 216-223.

      Kulatilaka, N., Zik, O., & (2012). Sustainability Babel Fish. Sustainability Science, 6 (1), 8.

      Kulatilaka, N., Bugg-Levine, A., & Kogut, B. (2012). A New Approach to Funding Social Enterprises. Harvard Business Review, (Jan-Feb), 3-7.

      Kulatilaka, N., & Lin, L. (2006). Impact of Licensing on Investment and Financing of Technology Development. Management Science, 52 (12), 1824-1837.

      Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (2003). Real Option Pricing and Organizations: The Contingent Risks of Extended Theoretical Domains. Academy of Management Review, 29 (1), 102-110.

      Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (2001). Capabilities as Real Options. Organization Science, 12 (6), 744-758.

      Kulatilaka, N., & Perotti, E. (1998). Strategic Growth Options. Management Science, 44 (8), 1021-1031.

      Kogut, B., & Kulatilaka, N. (1994). Options Thinking and Platform Investments: Investing in Opportunity. California Management Review, 36 (4).

      Kulatilaka, N., & Marks, S. (1988). The Strategic Value of Flexibility: Reducing the Ability to Compromise. American Economic Review, 78 (3), 574-580.


      Joglekar, N., Kulatilaka, N., & Anderson, E. (2007). In Hierarchical Planning under Uncertainty: Real Options and Heuristics in Research Handbook of New Product Development. Butterworth Heineman.



      Kulatilaka, N. (Presenter & Author). World Risk Congress, Reallocating Risk in Clean Energy Financing, Society for Risk Analysis, Singapore. (July 22, 2015).

      Kulatilaka, N. (Presenter & Author). DOE SunShot initiative seminar, Efficient Risk Allocation in Solar PPAs, US DOE, Washington D.C.. (May 29, 2014).


      Kulatilaka, N. (Presenter & Author). Academy of Management Annual Meeting Symposium, Solar PV Ecosystem, Academy of Management, Anaheim, Ca. (August 7, 2016).

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