Vernon S. Mackey, Jr. & Verne F. Simons Distinguished Associate Professor of Accounting
Karthik Balakrishnan is an Associate Professor of Accounting and teaches Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis to MBAs. Prior to joining Rice, Karthik was at the London Business School taught financial accounting to the MBA, EMBA (London and Dubai), MiM and doctoral students. He is a recipient of the London Business School Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to joining London Business School, Dr. Balakrishnan was an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
His research investigates the economic consequences of corporate disclosure, financial reporting and disclosure regulations. His recent research agenda focuses on financial reporting regulations in the banking sector. His research interests include accounting issues related to financial intermediaries and implications of accounting for the functioning of capital markets. He has a PhD from New York University and his work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review.