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Ramji  Balakrishnan

Ramji Balakrishnan

Accounting

Professor and Director, McGladrey Institute of Accounting Education and Research
Carlson-KPMG Research Professor of Accounting

  319-335-0958
  W262A  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Accounting, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1986
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management, India, 1979
  • BSc in Statistics, University of Madras, India, 1977

Expertise

  • Cost management
  • Cost systems
  • Incentive contracting

Selected Publications

  • Cost Structure and Cost Stickiness, Ramji Balakrishnan, Eva Labro, Naomi S. Soderstrom, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2014
  • Causality in the Context of Analytical Models and Numerical Experiments, Ramji Balakrishnan, Mark C. Penno, Accounting, Organization and Society, 2014
  • Product costs as Decision Aids: A comparison of Alternate Approaches (part 2), Ramji Balakrishnan, Eva Labro, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Accounting Horizons, 2012
  • Product Costs as Decision Aids: a Comparison of Alternate Approaches. (Part 1), Ramji Balakrishnan, Eva Labro, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Accounting horizons, 2012
  • Contracting Benefits of Corporate Giving (previously) Employee Effort and Corporate Social Responsibility, Ramji Balakrishnan, Geoff Sprinkle, Michael Williamson, Accounting Review, 2011
  • Evaluating Heuristics Used when Designing Product Costing Systems, Ramji Balakrishnan, Steven Hansen, Eva Labro, Management Science, 2011
  • Institutional Constraints and Outsourcing, Ramji Balakrishnan, Leslie Eldenburg, Ranjani Krishnan, Naomi Soderstrom, Journal of Accounting Research, 2010
  • Core Competency and Cost Stickiness: A Note, Ramji Balakrishnan, Thomas S. Gruca, Contemporary Accounting Research, vol 24, 2008, 993-1006
  • The Effect of Service Capability on Operating Costs: An Empirical Study of Ontario Hospitals, Ramji Balakrishnan, Thomas S. Gruca, Deepika Nath, Contemporary Accounting Research, vol 13, 1996, 177-207

Current & Prior Positions

  • Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2000 - Present
  • Professor, Georgia State University, August 1998 - August 1999
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 1993 - August 1998
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 1988 - August 1993
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, July 1986 - June 1988
  • Research Assistant, Columbia University, 1982 - 1986
  • Executive Positions, Firms in India, June 1979 - July 1982

Committees and Professional Service

  • McGladrey Institute, 2014-2017