Associate Professor | Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Founder and Faculty Director, Berkeley Fintech Program | Lead Fintech Researcher, Wells Fargo Lab for Banking & Financial Services
A pioneering researcher on financial-based solutions to the world's grand challenges
Prof. Konchitchki is an expert in the interdisciplinary links between capital markets, finance, macroeconomy, financial & information systems technology, and financial reporting.
He is a full-time tenured associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. His PhD is from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and he also holds a CPA license and an MSc from Stanford’s Statistics. Before receiving his PhD, he worked a number of years as a CPA and Senior Financial Analysis Expert for PwC as well as an Economist.
He is also a military Special Forces veteran, serving years in combat intelligence operations as a soldier and a junior commander.
He has vast experience from academic and practitioner perspectives, and he is the founding father of Macro-Accounting, a current research-active field that he has helped establish and coined its term since his PhD days at Stanford. His current research focus is on establishing a new interdisciplinary research field that he calls “Financial-based Solutions to World’s Grand Challenges,” which is benefiting economics, finance, accounting, and related disciplines.
His work focuses on the modeling and resolution of real-life problems and world’s grand challenges with the goal of enhancing decision making. Overall, his research expertise is in corporate financial reporting and analysis, interdisciplinary capital markets, valuation, financial technology (Fintech) & innovation, and macroeconomics.
His work is widely recognized internationally, nationally, and across top schools through awards/honors such as WORLD’S TOP 40 UNDER 40, 2019 NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACCOUNTING LITERATURE AWARD, FAVORITE MBA PROFESSORS OF THE CLASS OF 2021, American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award, UC Berkeley’s Bakar Faculty Fellow, Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Hellman Fellow for Distinguished Research Excellence, Schwabacher Fellow, (more than once) Cheit Award for Distinguished Teaching Excellence, Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award, Stanford’s Jaedicke Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements at Stanford’s GSB, Tel Aviv University’s Special Program for Outstanding Merits & School of Economics’ Research Prize, among others.
His research was published in top-tier academic & professional journals, and he was invited to present at several world’s top academic institutions, hedge funds, investment institutions, & national security intelligence forums (e.g., U.S. Cyber Command).
Expertise and Research Interests
- Financial-based Solutions to World’s Grand Challenges
- Interdisciplinary Capital Markets
- Inflation; GDP; Interest Rates; Real Estate
- Asset Pricing
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Technology/Information Systems
- Forecasting Firm/Industry/Macro Performance
- Financial Technology (Fintech), Innovation, and Related Decision Making