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Edward L. Maydew

Senior Executive Director, UNC Tax Center and David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting

Edward Maydew’s teaching and research interests include taxation and accounting and their roles in economic decisions. He has received awards for excellence in teaching and research.
He is the senior executive director of the UNC Tax Center.
Dr. Maydew is coauthor of “Taxes and Business Strategy: A Planning Approach” with Myron Scholes, Mark Wolfson, Merle Erickson, Michelle Hanlon and Terry Shevlin. He is an editor of The Accounting Review.
His research is published in the leading academic journals in his field, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, National Tax Journal, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Journal of the American Taxation Association.
Dr. Maydew consults with prominent law firms and corporations on a variety of complex accounting and tax matters. He was employed by a predecessor of PwC in its Chicago office before he earned his PhD.
Prior to joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University.
He received his PhD from the University of Iowa and BBA from Iowa State University.