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We are recognized as one of the world’s leading academic centers of innovative accounting thought leadership and research. We strive to not only produce important new research insights, but also to impact accounting practice and policy making, as well as to bring those research insights into the classroom, ensuring our students are knowledgeable about the latest developments in our field. Our research interests include:

  • How tax policy shapes real firm decisions and financial accounting
  • International accounting
  • Accounting standard setting
  • The role of information in captial and debt markets
  • Managerial accounting for decision-making and performance measurement
  • Cost system design
  • Innovation and disclosure
  • Equity analysts
  • Disclosure in IPOs, SPACs and entrepreneurial ventures
  • Private equity
  • Accounting issues in sectors such as banking and healthcare

Our faculty members: View our accounting faculty members’ bios here.

Our PhD Program: The objective of the Accounting PhD program is to prepare students for successful academics careers in research oriented universities. We provide rigorous research training and PhD seminars by academic leaders in the field, as well as close mentoring.

Learn about our UNC Tax Center, which builds bridges between tax scholars, policy makers and practitioners who share an interest in evidence-based tax research.