Mary Ellen Carter,
associate professor of accounting
Ph.D. in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Representative publication: "The Role of Accounting in the Design of CEO Equity Compensation" (with L. Lynch and I. Tuna), The Accounting Review, March 2007.
My research examines the interplay of executive pay and regulation. I consider the ways accounting rules, tax laws, and other regulations shape executive compensation. I explore whether compensation contracts merely enrich executives at their companies' expense or induce executives to act in the companies' best interests. I aim to answer the question: Do executive compensation contracts align the interests of executive and shareholders?