Dr. Vijayakumar (Vijay) serves as Professor of Accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University. He researches primarily in the areas of State and Local Government Finances and Accounting focusing on Municipal Bonds. He has published several articles in journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, The Financial Review, Municipal Finance Journal, and the Journal of Financial Services Research.Vijay has served the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association, as President, as Secretary / Treasurer, and as the Director – Research. Vijay has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Management degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Ph.D in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. He has also held various senior positions as an Assistant Commissioner in the Internal Revenue Service – Government of India.
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