Professor, International Accounting, University of Bamberg, Germany

Brigitte Eierle is Professor at the Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg, Germany, where she has the Chair for International Accounting and Auditing. She obtained her Habilitation degree in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg having received her Ph.D. from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria). Professor Eierle is a member of the European Accounting Association, the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. and the American Accounting Association. She chairs the European Financial Research Group (EUFIN) and is Associate Editor of Accounting in Europe, a practice related journal aiming to contribute to policy debate by publishing high quality research. Since 2013 she is also visiting professor at the University of Lund for the Swedbank Visiting Chair of Accounting. She has co-authored various papers dealing with enforcement issues and is since 2014 a member of the examination committee for the Chamber of Public Accountants in Germany.