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Radhika Lunawat
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office Phone: 949-824-1448
  • Office Location: 407 SB
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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.





  • An Experimental Investigation of Reputation Effects of Disclosure in an Investment / Trust Game, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013.
  • The Role of Information in Building Reputation in an Investment / Trust Game, European Accounting Review, ahead-of-print, 2012:1-20.
  • 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