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Eva Labro

Research Scholar, UNC Tax Center & Michael W. Haley Distinguished Professor and Accounting Area Chair

Eva Labro’s research and teaching interests in management accounting interface with other disciplines such as economics, operations management, financial accounting, tax and purchasing. She is specifically interested in costing system design, and the provision of management accounting information for both decision-making and performance measurement.

Dr. Labro is an award-winning teacher and researcher.

She received the 2021 and 2011 Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Awards, 2022 Weatherspoon Award for Distinguished Research, 2019 Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in MBA Teaching, 2018 Bullard Award for Research Impact, 2017 Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in PhD Teaching, 2016 Core Faculty Champion in Sustainability Award at UNC Kenan-Flagler, 2007 Best Management Accounting Paper Award at the American Accounting Association conference, and 2006 London School of Economics Teaching Prize. She received the Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award three times – in 2011, 2013 and 2014 – from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

She has published extensively in top journals, including The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting and EconomicsManagement ScienceManufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management.

She is an editor at The Accounting Review, an associate editor at Journal of Accounting Research, and a senior editor at Production and Operations Management (POM) for its POM-Accounting Interface. She is the immediate-past senior editor at the Journal of Management Accounting Research.  She serves on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research,  European Accounting Review and Management Accounting Research.

Dr. Labro’s work has received research funding from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the U.K. and the Institute of Management Accountants in the U.S.

A dual American-Belgian national, she is fluent in Dutch/Flemish and conversational in French and German, with notions of Italian and Danish.

She received her PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. She also studied in Denmark and the U.K. She received a doctoral fellowship from the Intercollegiate Centre for Management Studies in Brussels. She obtained her masters in commercial and business economics.