Vishal Baloria, PhD, CPA, CA

Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Accounting and Business Analytics

Contact

Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Accounting and Business Analytics
Email
vishal.baloria@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9491
Address
3-40K Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

About

Vishal Baloria joins the University of Alberta as an Associate Professor (with tenure) after serving on the Boston College faculty for six years. His research develops a fuller understanding of the extent to which political incentives affect the decisions of corporate managers and capital market participants. Using empirical/archival methods, he examines settings in which behavior may have been predictably altered in response to political institutions. His current research projects focus on three interrelated actors: politicians, regulators, and the media. His work appears in leading management journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. Vishal currently serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Accounting Research. Vishal has taught financial accounting at the University of Waterloo, managerial accounting at Boston College (where we was named a teaching All-Star on multiple occasions), and teaches corporate taxation as well as a PhD seminar on financial economics based research in accounting at the University of Alberta. Vishal earned his PhD from the University of Waterloo. He previously worked in assurance and taxation roles as a CPA, CA. 


Courses

ACCTG 468 - Corporate Taxation

A study of the major tax concepts behind the specific provisions of the Income Tax Act in the taxation of corporations, corporate distributions and transactions between corporations and their shareholders. Emphasis on applying the Act in practical problems and case settings. Prerequisite: ACCTG 467.

Winter Term 2022
ACCTG 708 - Introduction to Financial Economics Based Research in Accounting

An introductory course on research that examines the role of accounting information in market economies and organizations. Topics covered will vary, but will include the theory and developments underlying financial economic research and a broad survey of empirical and analytical studies conducted in accounting settings. Open to all doctoral students or with the written permission of the instructor. Approval of the Business PhD Program Director is also required for non-PhD students.

Winter Term 2022

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Publications

Shareholder activism and voluntary disclosure initiation: The case of political spending.
Author(s): Vishal P. Baloria, Kenneth J. Klassen, Christine I. Wiedman
Publication Date: 7/1/2019
Publication: Contemporary Accounting Research
Volume: 36
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 904-933
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1911-3846.12457
Supporting tax policy change through accounting discretion: Evidence from the 2012 elections.
Author(s): Vishal P. Baloria, Kenneth J. Klassen
Publication Date: 10/1/2018
Publication: Management Science
Volume: 64
Issue: 10
Page Numbers: 4893-4914
External Link: https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc.2017.2842
The effects of media slant on firm behavior.
Author(s): Vishal P. Baloria, Jonas Heese
Publication Date: 7/1/2018
Publication: Journal of Financial Economics
Volume: 129
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 184-202
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304405X18300989
A lobbying approach to evaluating the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act of 2010.
Author(s): Vishal P. Baloria, Carol A. Marquardt, Christine I. Wiedman
Publication Date: 10/31/2017
Publication: Contemporary Accounting Research
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 1305-1339
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1911-3846.12309
The rise of partisan media changed how companies make decisions.
Author(s): Vishal P. Baloria, Jonas Heese
Publication Date: 10/31/2017
Publication: Harvard Business Review
Volume: October
Issue: Online
External Link: https://hbr.org/2017/10/research-the-rise-of-partisan-media-changed-how-companies-make-decisions
Discussion of "An examination of the U.S. public accounting profession’s public interest discourse and actions in federal policy making."
Author(s): Vishal P. Baloria
Publication Date: 4/1/2017
Publication: Journal of Business Ethics
Volume: 142
Page Numbers: 221-224
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-016-3143-5