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Ramji Balakrishnan
Professor and Director, RSM Institute of Accounting Education and Research
Carlson-KPMG Research Professor of Accounting
Contact
319-335-0958
Office
W262A Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
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, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2014

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, 2008, vol 24, 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, 1996, vol 13, 177-207

Current & Prior Positions 
Professor, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2000 - Present
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, July 1999 - June 2000
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