Joseph L. Sweeney Chair
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 Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Journal of Financial Economics. In addition, she has been featured in Forbes, the Financial Times, and The New York 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.
Before joining the faculty at Boston College, Professor Carter was an Assistant Professor at the Columbia Business School of Columbia University and at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a CPA and, prior to her academic career, worked for Coopers and Lybrand in Boston as a senior audit associate.