Yaniv Konchitchki

Associate Professor | Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Accounting


About

Professor Yaniv Konchitchki is a full-time tenured 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.

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, employing tools such as econometrics, statistical/big data analyses, and programmed algorithms.

He is a founding father of Macro-Accounting, a new research field that he has helped develop. Examples of topics in his research and expertise: inflation; economic fluctuations and growth (including recession and GDP); monetary policy (including cost of capital/discount rates and interest rate dynamics); real estate; and national accounting.

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 and awards, he was recognized as World’s Top 40 Under 40, as a Bakar Faculty Fellow.

For his outstanding research and teaching, he was also selected for the Hellman Fellow Fund Award for Distinguished Excellence in Research (selected across UC Berkeley as a “Most Promising Assistant Professor”), the Schwabacher Fellowship (for “outstanding research, exceptional departmental service, unusual scholarly growth, or some combination thereof”), and the Cheit Award for Distinguished Excellence in Teaching (for Haas core MBA teaching (“Highest teaching award bestowed annually upon instructors at Berkeley Haas”). Other award examples are the American Accounting Association’s Best Paper Award, Stanford’s Jaedicke Merit Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements at Stanford, the Evan C. Thompson Teaching & Learning Innovation Award (for core MBA Teaching Excellence), the Columbia University’s Research Grant, the Tel Aviv University’s Annual Research Prize of the School of Economics.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Capital Markets Research in Accounting, Focusing on Linkages Between Firms’ Financial Information, Stock Valuation, and the Macroeconomy
  • Macro-Accounting (e.g., Price Levels; Economic Fluctuations and Growth Including Recessions and GDP; Interest/Discount Rates; Real Estate; National Accounting)