Yaniv Konchitchki

Yaniv Konchitchki

Tenured Associate Professor | Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Accounting


About

Prof. Yaniv Konchitchki is a full-time tenured associate professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He received his PhD in Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and MSc in Statistics from Stanford’s Statistics Department. He also holds a CPA license. Before receiving his PhD, he worked a number of years as a CPA and Senior Financial Analysis Expert for PwC, and as an Economist for Israel’s Securities Authority. He is also a military Special Forces veteran, as a soldier and commander.

He is a founding father of Macro-Accounting, a new research field that he has helped develop, with related research widely recognized such as the American Accounting Association’s 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the Best Paper Award. Examples of topics his research covers include inflation; economic fluctuations and growth (including recessions and GDP); monetary policy (including cost of capital/discount rates and interest rate dynamics); real estate; and national accounting.

His research expertise is in the relationship between financial reporting and analysis, capital markets, and macroeconomics. His work focuses on the modeling and the resolution of real-world problems with the goal of enhancing decision making, while employing tools such as econometrics, statistical/big data analyses, and programmed algorithms.

His research was published in top-tier academic and professional journals, and he was invited to present at several world’s top academic institutions, hedge funds, investment institutions, and national security intelligence forums (e.g., U.S. Army Cyber Command).

Among other honors/awards for exceptional merits, he was recognized as the recipient of the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the Best Paper Award, both from the American Accounting Association. Also, as a World’s Top 40 Under 40, a Bakar Faculty Fellow, a Hellman Fellow for Distinguished Excellence in Research, a Schwabacher Fellow, and twice as the recipient of the Earl F. Cheit Award for Distinguished Excellence Teaching (of core MBA courses).

Other honor/award examples include the Stanford’s Jaedicke Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements at Stanford, Evan C. Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award (for core MBA Teaching Excellence), Columbia University’s Research Grant, Tel Aviv University’s Special Program for Outstanding Merits and the Annual Research Prize of the School of Economics.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • RESEARCH INTEREST 1: Capital markets research in accounting, focusing on linkages between firms’ financial information, stock valuation, and the macroeconomy.
  • RESEARCH INTEREST 2: Macro-Accounting (e.g., price levels; economic fluctuations and growth including recessions and GDP; interest/discount rates; real estate; national accounting).
  • OVERALL EXPERTISE: (a) Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance (e.g., U.S. GAAP, securities matters, FSA, valuation); (b) Forecasting Firm/Industry/Macroeconomic Performance; (c) Regulation Effects; (d) Macro-Accounting-Stocks Links.