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Professor Mary Ellen Carter studies the effects of financial reporting and regulation on incentives and executive compensation. Recent research includes gender pay gaps, labor market pressures on compensation and the influence of compensation consultants on CEO pay. She has published in Journal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting ResearchThe Accounting ReviewReview of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics. In addition, she has been featured in Forbes and the Financial Times, as well as other business media. She is currently an editor at The Accounting Review and associate editor at Management Science.

Before joining the Carroll School, she was a faculty member at the Wharton School and the Columbia Business School. She teaches intermediate accounting to undergraduates.

Research Interests

Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance

Working Papers


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