David Laughton Consulting Ltd. Real Asset Risk Analytics
Industrial PictureDr. Laughton is working on an important set of problems. He is a central figure in project evaluation and is having a significant impact on both its theory and practice. - D.R. Lessard, Co-Director, MIT BP Projects Academy, Former Deputy Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

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Dr. Laughton's Resume


Sloan School of Management, MIT
1983-1987 Ph.D. in Finance
1981-1982 S.M. in Management

Princeton University
1974-1979 Ph.D. in Physics

University of Toronto
1970-1974 B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics

Professional Experience

1983-Present Consulting Financial Economist

  • Have advised clients, and conducted workshops, on the use of valuation methods, and developed new methods, for
    • real asset design and management
    • financial instrument valuation
    • the analysis of fiscal policies
  • Have supervised the development of valuation decision support systems
  • Have organised initiatives by two international professional organisations to consider future developments in real asset valuation in the energy industry
  • Consulted on product design for a producer of knowledge-based (i.e. "artificial intelligence" based) financial management software systems

1982-1983 Commerce Officer, Corporate Finance Division, Department of Finance, Government of Canada

  • Designed and supervised the implementation of several valuation decision support systems.
  • Led or participated in several project analyses.
  • Developed and gave short courses on valuation techniques and on decision support system design and implementation.
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