Vishal Baloria

Associate Professor


Vishal Baloria joined UConn in 2022 after previously serving on the faculty at Boston College and the University of Alberta. He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the School of Accounting & Finance at the University of Waterloo. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he worked in public accounting as a CPA. He currently teaches managerial accounting to undergraduate students. He has been named a Teaching All-Star at Boston College and been a recipient of the CPA Education Foundation Teaching award at the University of Alberta. 

Vishal’s 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 ResearchJournal of Financial EconomicsManagement Science, and The Accounting Review. Vishal currently serves on the editorial board at Contemporary Accounting Research. 

Selected Publications:

V.P. Baloria, 2022. Political connections and accounting conservatism. The Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

V.P. Baloria, K.J. Klassen and C.I. Wiedman, 2019. Shareholder activism and voluntary disclosure initiation: The case of political spending. Contemporary Accounting Research, 36 (2), 904-933.

V.P. Baloria and J. Heese. 2018. The effects of media slant on firm behavior. Journal of Financial Economics, 129 (1), 184-202.

V.P. Baloria and K.J. Klassen. 2018. Supporting tax policy change through accounting discretion: Evidence from the 2012 elections. Management Science, 64 (10), 4893-4914.

V.P. Baloria, C.A. Marquardt and C.I. Wiedman, 2017. A lobbying approach to evaluating the  whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act of 2010. Contemporary Accounting Research,  34 (3), 1305-1339.


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