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Eva Labro

The Michael W. Haley Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Area Chair of Accounting


Room 4011, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


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 researcher and teacher.

For her research, she has won the 2022 Weatherspoon Award for Distinguished Research, the 2021 and 2011 Notable Contributions to the Management Accounting Literature Awards, the 2018 Bullard Award for Research Impact, the 2014, 2013 and 2011 Greatest Impact on Management Accounting Practice Awards from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,  and the 2007 Best Paper Award of the American Accounting Association Conference.

For her teaching, she has won the 2019 Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in MBA teaching, the 2017 Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in PhD teaching, the 2016 MBA 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 ReviewJournal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting and EconomicsManagement ScienceManufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management.

She 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 master’s in commercial and business economics.