Eva Labro

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

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

Before she joined UNC Kenan-Flagler, she was a reader (associate professor) at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Labro is an award-winning teacher and researcher. 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 also received the 2011 Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Award, the 2007 Best Management Accounting paper award at the American Accounting Association conference, the 2016 UNC Kenan-Flagler Core Faculty Champion in Sustainability Award, and the 2006 London School of Economics Teaching Prize.

She has published extensively in top journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management. She is a senior editor at Production and Operations Management (POM) for its POM-Accounting Interface.

Her 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 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 engineering (summa cum laude), a degree in business engineering (cum laude) and a teaching qualification from the Catholic University of Leuven.