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.
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
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