Mihir Mehta

Mihir Mehta

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting
Education
  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010
  • GradDip (Math) University of Technology 2004
  • B Bus (Hons I) University of Technology 2003

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 936-2771
Email
Room
R3366
Research

      My research focuses on two areas. The first is in political economics, and in particular, the impact of frictions in the U.S. political system on markets and organizations. The primary focus of my research is to investigate the quality and limitations of governance and control systems that are designed to alleviate agency problems in the political process, as they relate to organizations.

      Another stream of my research examines the usefulness of information spillovers. My research in this area examines spillovers in a diverse range of contexts, including: (1) the completeness of regulations against insider trading; (2) the role of humans in lending decisions, given the extensive use of artificial intelligence in lending markets; and (3) the benefits of different specialization structures in organizations.

      My research has been presented at leading universities and at academic conferences across accounting, finance, and political economics. My papers have been published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting ResearchThe Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. Most recently, my research has been cited in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Yahoo! Finance, and L’Echo, and I am a business news contributor on WILS 1320 News Radio.


      I have taught across the undergraduate, masters, and executive MBA levels, and have won teaching awards for my undergraduate and graduate teaching. I currently teach Intermediate Financial Accounting (ACC 312), an elective class for undergraduate students, and Public Policy Symposium / Graduate Seminar in Research Methods (ACC 695), a required course for Masters of Accounting students.


I received my doctorate in Accounting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors in Business (with First Class Honors) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Before academia, I worked at Ernst & Young LLP in Sydney, Australia. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, and playing golf (poorly).

Machine + Man: A field experiment on the role of discretion in augmenting AI-based lending models

Authors
Costello, A., Down, A., Mehta, M
Published Date
2020

Source

Journal of Accounting & Economics
Volume: 
70
Issue: 
2-3
Pages: 
101360

Politically Connected Governments

Authors
Cuny, C., Kim, J., Mehta, M.
Published Date
2020

Source

Journal of Accounting Research
Volume: 
58
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
915-952

Audit Office Reputation Shocks from Gains and Losses of Major Industry Clients

Authors
Francis, J.; Mehta; M.; Zhao, W.
Published Date
2017

Source

Contemporary Accounting Research
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1922-1974

Pay Gap and Performance in China

Authors
Banker, R.; Bu, D.; Mehta, M.
Published Date
2016

Source

ABACUS
Volume: 
52
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
501-531

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