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Radhika Lunawat
  • Title: Assistant Professor Accounting
  • Office Phone: 949-824-1448
  • Office Location: SB2 407
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Brief Bio

Professor Radhika Lunawat’s research interests include fair value accounting, the role of higher-order beliefs in financial markets, and trust and reputation building in financial reporting and disclosure. Her research focuses on the role of disclosure in building reputation for being trustworthy, on how mark-to-model form of fair value accounting can cause markets to freeze up, and on the role of higher order beliefs in the phenomenon of post-earnings announcement drift.





  • Reputation Effects of Information Sharing, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016 (forthcoming).

  • The Impact of Financial Histories on Individuals and Societies: A Replication and Extension of Berg et. al. (1995) (joint with Brian Shapiro and Xu Jiang), Research in Experimental Economics – Volume on Replication.

  • An Experimental Investigation of Reputation Effects of Disclosure in an Investment / Trust Game, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 94 (2013): 130-144.

  • The Role of Information in Building Reputation in an Investment / Trust Game, European Accounting Review 22.3 (2013): 513-532.
  • Decision Making and Trade without Probabilities (joint with Jack Stecher, Kira Pronin and John Dickhaut), Economic Theory 48 (2-3): 275-288, 2011.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student Teaching Award, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School Fellowship, 2008 (University-wide competition)
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, 2008
  • U.S. Representative to the European Accounting Association Doctoral Colloquium, 2008