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Karthik Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor of Accounting

PhD (New York University)

Dr Karthik Balakrishnan’s research investigates the economic consequences of corporate disclosure, financial reporting quality and disclosure regulations. He has also studied the interaction between accounting and stock market efficiency. He has research interests in credit markets and the real effects of credit market conditions.

His work has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research. Prior to joining London Business School, Dr Balakrishnan was an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 


Banks' financial reporting frequency and asset quality

Balakrishnan K; Ertan A

Accounting Review 2017 Early view


Effect of accounting conservatism on corporate investment during the global financial crisis

Balakrishnan K; Watts R; Luo Z

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 2016 Vol 43:5-6 p 513-542


Relation between reporting quality and financing and investment: evidence from changes in financing capacity

Balakrishnan K; Core J E; Verdi R S

Journal of Accounting Research 2014 Vol 52:1 p 1-36

Shaping liquidity: On the causal effects of voluntary disclosure

Balakrishnan K; Billings M B; Kelly B; Ljungqvist A

Journal of Finance 2014 Vol 69:5 p 2237-2278


Corporate governance and the information environment: Evidence from state antitakeover laws

Armstrong C S; Balakrishnan K; Cohen D

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2012 Vol 53:1-2 p 185-204


Post loss/profit announcement drift

Balakrishnan K; Bartov E; Faurel L

Journal of Accounting and Economics 2010 Vol 50:1 p 20-41


  • Financial Accounting C101 Streams A-E AUT16

Research Interests

  • Investment and cost of capital consequences of financial reporting and disclosure regulations
  • Impact of financial sector on real economy
  • Accounting issues related to debt markets and financial institutions
  • Investors and intermediaries use of firm disclosures