Dr. Lidija Polutnik is a Professor and Chair of the Economics Division. At Babson she teaches mainly in the MBA program in the area of managerial economics, pricing and competitiveness.
Dr. Polutnik’s research and consulting work has mostly been focused on pricing, revenue management and strategic cost management. Her work in this area is based on the analysis of the relationship between the firm's costs and customers' value and the influence of this relationship on the firm's profit. Dr. Polutnik also conducts research in public finance and examines the role institutions play in market economies and specifically in countries in transition. Dr. Polutnik’s work has been published in numerous academic journals and books including: The European Accounting Review, Advances in Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Industrial Relations Journal, and Comparative Economic Studies Journal.
Dr. Polutnik has extensive consulting and executive teaching experience in the U.S. and in multinational companies in the area of tactical and strategic pricing, customer value, cost, and profitability analysis. She regularly teaches at the Alma Executive Program of Alma Graduate School at the University of Bologna, Italy.