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Ram Ramakrishnan

Professor and Director of Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Graduate Studies

Department of Accounting

Contact

Building & Room:

University Hall

Address:

601 S. Morgan St., 2300 UH

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3270

About

Experience

  • Head, Department of Accounting, UIC 1999- present
  • Ernst & Young Professor of accounting, UIC 1994- present
  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Columbia University 1986-1993
  • Associate and Assistant Professor of Accounting, MIT 1981-1986

Classes Taught

  • Valuation and Earnings Analysis Management Accounting
  • Compensation and Incentives
  • Internet & eCommerce

Research Interests

  • Valuation and Earnings Analysis Management Accounting
  • Compensation and Incentives
  • Internet & eCommerce

Selected Publications

  • “Valuation of Permanent, Transitory and Price-irrelevant Components of Reported Earnings”, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Volume 13, No. 3 Summer 1998 (with Jacob Thomas).
  • “The Effects of Mandated versus Voluntary Auditing Policy on the Quality of Auditing”, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Volume 11, No. 3, Summer 1996.
  • “Joint Cost Allocations with Multiple Lots”, Management Science. Volume 42, No. 2, February 1996, pages 247-258 (with B. V. Balachandran).
  • “What matters from the past? Price, Book Value or Earnings: Sufficient Statistics in Accounting”, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, May 1993 (with Jacob Thomas).
  • “A Theory of Large Audit Partnerships: Audit Firm Size and Fees,” Journal of Accounting Research, Spring 1987 pages 140-171, (with B. V. Balachandran).
  • “The Valuation of Assets Under Moral Hazard,” Journal of Finance, March 1984 (with A.Thakor).
  • “Joint Cost Allocation: A Unified Approach,” Volume 56, The Accounting Review, pages 85-96, (with B. V. Balachandran).

Notable Honors

1997, Distinguished Teacher Award, College of Business Administration, UIC

2000, Distinguished Service Award, College of Business Administration, UIC

Education

PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, June 1982
MS in Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
BS in Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India August 1976