Mary Ellen Carter has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Babson College, an MBA from Boston College, and a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Before joining the faculty at Boston College, she 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, she worked for Coopers & Lybrand in Boston as a senior associate on the audit staff.
Professor Carter studies the effects of financial reporting and regulation on incentives and executive compensation. Her recent research includes the influence of consultants on CEO pay, the role of accounting in shaping executive compensation, and the impact stock option repricing has on employee turnover. Her research has been published in leading academic journals and has been featured in Forbes and other business media.