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
3-40B 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 taxation 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 467 - Basic Income Tax

Examines the concepts, regulations and interpretations underlying individual and corporate income tax from the tax professional's perspective. Topics include: structure of the Income Tax Act, residency requirements, employment income, business and property income, capital gains, and the calculation of tax payable for individuals. Tax planning is introduced and opportunities for tax planning are identified where appropriate as topics are covered. Prerequisite: ACCTG 414 or 412.

Fall Term 2020
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.

Fall Term 2020
ACCTG 667 - Basic Income Tax

Examines the concepts, regulations and interpretations underlying individual and corporate income tax from the tax professional's perspective. Topics include: structure of the Income Tax Act, residency requirements, employment income, business and property income, capital gains, and the calculation of tax payable for individuals. Tax planning is introduced and opportunities for tax planning are identified where appropriate as topics are covered. Prerequisite: ACCTG 614 or 610.

Fall Term 2020
ACCTG 668 - 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 667.

Fall Term 2020

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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