Shankar Venkataraman

  • Associate Professor, Accounting
  • PhD. University of Texas, Austin
  • M.I.M. Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
  • P.G.D.M. Indian Institute of Management
  • Grad. CWA Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India
  • B.Com. University of Madras

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting policy, Experimental methods in accounting research

Research Interests

How individuals make decisions using accounting information, how policy interventions impact managers' decision-making processes.

Bio

Shankar Venkataraman received his PhD. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his PhD. Shankar worked for nearly 10 years in India and in the United States in banking and consulting. Shankar's research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, The Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Horizons, and The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Awards and Honors

  • 2012, Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence, Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA
  • 2009, Rich Foundation Grant for Incorporating Ethics in the Accounting Curriculum , Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA
  • 1993, Bank of India Prize: Ranked first in the country, Indian Institute of Bankers
  • 1991, Godrej and Boyce Scholarship for superior academic performance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • 1989, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Gold Medal, Ranked first in the university, University of Madras
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Potsaid, T., Venkataraman, S., Zhou, F. (2023). Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs): How Characteristics of Requests for PILOTs Impact Nonprofits’ Fairness Perceptions and Likelihood of Compliance . Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Forthcoming.
  • Potsaid, T., Venkataraman, S. (2022). Trading Restrictions and Investor Reaction to Non-Gains, Non-Losses, and the Fear of Missing Out: Experimental Evidence. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. 33 1-9.
  • Church, B., Davis-Nozemack, K., Dhooge, L., Venkataraman, S. (2022). The Impact of Juror Knowledge of Deductibility and Defendants’ Tax Rates on Punitive Damages Awards: Experimental Evidence. Journal of the American Taxation Association.
  • Ackert, L., Church, B., Venkataraman, S., Zhang, P. (2019). The Joint Impact of Accountability and Transparency on Managers’ Reporting Choices and Owners’ Reaction to those Choices. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. 38 130-145.
  • Tang, M., Venkataraman, S. (2018). How Patterns of Past Guidance Provision Affect Investor Judgments: The Joint Effect of Guidance Frequency and Guidance Pattern Consistency. The Accounting Review. 93 327-348.
  • Hales, J., Venkataraman, S., Wilks, J. (2012). Accounting for Lease Renewal Options: The Informational Effects of Unit of Account Choices . The Accounting Review. 87 173-197.
  • Christensen, T., Merkley, K., Tucker, J., Venkataraman, S. (2011). Do Managers use Earnings Guidance to Influence Street Earnings Exclusions?. Review of Accounting Studies. 16 501-527.
  • Hales, J., Kuang, X., Venkataraman, S. (2011). Who Believes the Hype? An Experimental Examination of How Language Affects Investor Judgments.. Journal of Accounting Research. 49 223-255.
  • Hirst, E., Koonce, L., Venkataraman, S. (2008). Management Earnings Forecasts: A Review and Framework. Accounting Horizons. 22 315-338.
  • Hirst, E., Koonce, L., Venkataraman, S. (2007). How Disaggregation Enhances the Credibility of Management Earnings Forecasts. Journal of Accounting Research. 45 811-837.

    Cases


    Ferris, K., Venkataraman, S. (1998). Buenos Aires Emobotelladora S.A. International Financial Reporting and Analysis: A CasebookMcGraw Hill.

  • Presentations

  • Potsaid, T., Venkataraman, S., Zhou, F. (2021). “Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs): How Characteristics of Requests for PILOTs Impact Nonprofits’ Fairness Perceptions and Likelihood of Compliance” Presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting 2021 Online
  • Potsaid, T., Venkataraman, S., Zhou, F. (2020). “Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs): Experimental Evidence on How Characteristics of Requests for PILOTs Impact Nonprofits’ Fairness Perceptions and Likelihood of Compliance” Presented at the Bentley University SAC workshop online
  • Service

    Professional Service


  • Editorial Review Board Member for Advances in Accounting 2022 - Present
  • Editor, Journal for Accounting Horizons 2021 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member for The Accounting Review 2017 - Present