Pervin Shroff
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Pervin Shroff

Professor, Frederick H. Grose Chair in Accounting


  • PhD 1992
    Accounting, Columbia University

  • ACS 1985
    Institute of Company Secretaries of India

  • ACMA 1984
    Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, London

  • ACA 1981
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • LLB 1979
    Labor and Cooperation, Bombay University

  • BCom 1976
    Accounting and Auditing, Bombay University


Dr. Pervin Shroff is an Associate Professor, Carl L. Nelson Professorship in Accounting. She is notable for her research contributions relating to the information content of earnings, among other publications. Dr. Shroff has a background in accounting and law. She studied at Bombay University (now the University of Mumbai), completing a Bachelor of Commerce in 1976 and subsequently completed a Bachelor of Laws in 1979. She later qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India. In 1992, she completed her doctorate in accounting at Columbia University. She is an Accredited Management Accountant, through the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, London (now known as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and is also an Accredited Corporate Secretary, through the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Selected Works

"Using Forecasts of Earnings to Simultaneously Estimate Growth and the Rate of Return on Equity Investment," Pervin Shroff, Peter Easton, Gary Taylor, and Theodore Sougiannis, Journal of Accounting Research (June 2002).
"Firm Undervaluation and Decisions Related to Repurchase Tender Offers: An Empirical Investigation," Pervin Shroff and Ranjan DMello, Journal of Finance (October 2000).
"Permanent and Transitory Earnings, Accounting Recording Lag, and the Earnings Coefficient," Pervin Shroff, Peter Easton, and Gary Taylor, Review of Accounting Studies (December 2000).
"The Relation Between Aggregate Earnings and Security Returns over Long Intervals," Pervin Shroff, Contemporary Accounting Research (Spring 2002).
"Properties of Accrual Income, Cash Flow, and Security Return: An Interpretive Exercise," Pervin Shroff, Issues in Accounting Education (November 1998).
"Determinants of the Returns-Earnings Correlation," Pervin Shroff, Contemporary Accounting Research (Fall 1995).
"Changes Versus Levels in Earnings as Explanatory Variables for Returns: Some Theoretical Considerations," Pervin Shroff and James Ohlson, Journal of Accounting Research (Autumn 1992).

Current Activities

Administrative Appointments

  • PhD Coordinator, Recruiting Committee

Current Research

  • Capital market-based accounting

  • Role of accounting in security valuation

  • Earnings management

Honors and Awards

  • 6.0 Club for Teaching Excellence, Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley, 1996

  • Pacesetter's Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, 1995